|Birth: ||Dec. 3, 1915|
|Death: ||Jun. 23, 2007|
Constance Nadine 'Connie' Callahan, of Mount Vernon, at the age of 91, passed away at the Skagit Valley Hospital on Saturday, June 23, 2007 surrounded by her family.
Connie was born on a homestead in Colinton, Alberta, Canada on December 3, 1915, to Antone Bernhard and Eva Grace [Bell] Feldt. At the age of two, Connie moved to the Mount Vernon area where she lived her entire life. Connie attended Padilla, LaConner and Burlington schools and graduated from Burlington High School with the class of 1934.
On June 20, 1936, Connie married James F. 'Jimmie' Callahan.
Connie was one of the founding members of the Skagit Valley Riding Club, rode in their drill team and enjoyed her many horses (especially Devil) and campouts with the club. She was also a long time member of the Fredonia Grange, 4-H, Class Club and her So and So Club. Her many hobbies included ceramics, sewing, genealogy, gardening, cooking and many pets throughout the years. She enjoyed her cars sporty and fast, living independently and eating lunch at Denny's and the Cranberry Tree.
Connie is survived by her daughter Sharon Hensel (husband, Cliff) of Bellingham; and, her son Wynn Callahan (wife, Judy) of Mount Vernon; three granddaughters: Cindy Mehler (husband, Harold) of Bellingham, Denise Callahan (husband, Kevin Bleeck) of Arlington, and Keri Callahan (fiancÚ, Brad Nelson) of Mount Vernon; one great-grandson, Christopher Hensel of Bellingham; her niece, Lynn Wilks of Mount Vernon, and Lynn's two children, Noel of Mount Vernon and Nansi of Seattle.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 46 years Jimmie Callahan, and her sister, Cheryl Esary.
Connie was affectionately known to many as "GaGa".
A family graveside Memorial Service will be held at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery on Friday, June 29, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. with an open gathering in memory of Connie at the McLean Road Fire Department immediately following.
James F Callahan (1911 - 1982)*
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
Created by: Flintstone
Record added: Jun 27, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20135769