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Edna Curtis Spenker Callaghan

San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Death 21 Jul 1975 (aged 69)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot V_499_8
Memorial ID 151893 · View Source
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The Salt Lake Tribune
Wednesday, July 23, 1975
page D1


Mrs. Eugene (Edna Curtis) Callaghan, 69, 2500 Kensington Ave., educator and active in civic service, died Monday in a Salt Lake hosptial of cancer.
Mrs. Callaghan served as chairman of the Hoover Commission from 1944 to 1946 when she helped write the Federal School Lunch Bill of 1948. After moving to Utah from Washington, D.C., in 1957, Mrs. Callaghan received a citation for work with the Suicide Prevention Center. She worked with Odyssey House and numerous University of Utah organizations including sponsorship of the Japanese student program there from 1965 to 1974.
Mrs. Callaghan was also a member of the board of the YWCA and was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority for more than 50 years during which she organized chapters at the University of Utah and Boise State University.
Mrs. Callaghan received B.S. and M.A. degrees from the University of Oregon in 1931 and 1933 respectively. After moving to Washington she became an officer of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers, the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women.
Mrs. Callaghan was born April 11, 1906, in San Francisco, a daughter of William S. and Effie Curtis Spenker. She married Dr. Eugene Callaghan Sept. 4, 1935. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Callaghan is survived by her husband; sons, Curtis John, Rio de Janeiro; and William Stuart, Kenosha, Wisc.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday noon at 574 East 1st South. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 151893
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Edna Curtis Spenker Callaghan (11 Apr 1906–21 Jul 1975), Find A Grave Memorial no. 151893, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Utah State Historical Society (contributor 4) .