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Melvin John Callihan
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Birth: Nov. 24, 1916
Spokane
Spokane County
Washington, USA
Death: Mar. 9, 1992
Spokane
Spokane County
Washington, USA

Spokesman Review 12 March 1992 page C8

Callihan, Melvin J. (age 75) - Passed away March 9, 1992 in Spokane after an extended illness. Born in the Foothill area, he had lived in the Spokane Valley from 1924 to the present. He served four years in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant. Worked for the Great Northern and B.N. Railroad after the war until retirement. Survived by one brother and sister, Bob and Maxine Callihan; 3 nephews, Bob, Gary and Todd Callihan; 1 niece, Sheryl Callihan; numerous grand-nephews and nieces and great-grand-nephews and nieces. At his request there will be no funeral services. Private burial will be at Pleasant Prairie Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Shriners Hospital, P.O. Box 2472, Spokane, Washington 99201. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home, North 1306 Monroe Street in charge.
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Melvin married Madoline Irene West December 30, 1947 in Newport, Washington. He had no children of his own, but he raised two of his wife's children from a previous relationship. His wife cashed in a lot of his bonds without his knowledge and hid the money. It is thought that she put it in a bank account in Colorado, where her mother was living at the time. After his wife's death, his step-children tried to take his home from him and he had to spend a lot of money in lawyer fees trying to keep what was rightfully his. He was a very caring person with a big heart who always remembered family birthdays, marriages and deaths. He loaned money to a lot of family members and mostly was never paid back. 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Ross Callihan (1895 - 1968)
  Grace Evelyn Decker Callihan (1894 - 1974)
 
 Spouse:
  Madoline Irene West Callihan (1914 - 1984)*
 
 Siblings:
  Melvin John Callihan (1916 - 1992)
  Robert William Callihan (1919 - 2002)*
  Chester Ross Callihan (1924 - 1946)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pleasant Prairie Cemetery
Spokane
Spokane County
Washington, USA
Plot: B57 P6
 
Maintained by: Michelle Shreve
Originally Created by: Moonlitekiss
Record added: Mar 17, 2005
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Melvin John Callihan
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Melvin John Callihan
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- Michelle Shreve
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- Moonlitekiss
 Added: Mar. 17, 2005
 
 
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