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Elizabeth Callahan

Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Death 1 Nov 2012 (aged 92)
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 100830528 · View Source
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Elizabeth Callahan died Nov. 1, 2012, at Glisan Care Center. Born in Portland on Nov. 25, 1919, to Charles and Constance Callahan, Elizabeth had two siblings, both of whom died in childhood. The Callahans moved to Ohio in 1925, where Elizabeth later earned a bachelor's degree from Miami University. In 1944 she came back to Portland and worked at the shipyards. After the war ended, she earned an occupational therapy degree from New York University and returned to Portland to serve as an occupational therapist at Holladay Park Hospital for 10 years. Elizabeth went to Taegu, South Korea, in 1967 to volunteer as an OT with leprosy patients in a Presbyterian Mission hospital. Returning to Portland in 1977, she worked for a nursing home and a theater company and was co-owner of an art gallery and a gift shop. Elizabeth was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Portland for 66 years. A memorial service will be held at the church, located at SW 12th and Alder, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.

Published in The Oregonian
on November 17, 2012


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