Margaret (Marie) Callaway died Jan. 24, 2018 and was born on Dec. 22, 1928 – Aged 89 years

She was preceded in death by her husband Norman of 62 years; son David, grandson Jeremy and brother Jack.

She is survived by son Craig (Susan) of Bend OR, Doug of Grass Valley, California, and Rob (Pat) of Chula Vista, California; a Grandmother of 7 and Great Grandmother of 13.

A resident of Brookings for over 20 years was born in Bell, California and raised in Sacramento, California graduating from C.K McClatchy High School. She met Norman (on a blind date) at Arthur Murray Dance Studios in Sacramento and later married June 12, 1948 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sacramento, California.

She was a resident of Sacramento where she became involved with the Junior Museum Guild – a true lover of animals and sometimes brought home a baby ‘something’. She was always ‘Mom’ and a supporter of her children’s activities. Involved in the PTA, Little League, and volunteered wherever she could. She also assured her children went to confirmation classes even though the boys would rather do something else. Marie became involved in the lumber industry primarily as an administrative assistant/secretary, but she was a take charge employee.

After her boys were grown, she and Norman moved to Dorrington, California where she learned her passion for quilting. After many years, and tired of shoveling snow, she and Norman then moved to their permanent home in Brookings OR.

She was always the ‘Glue in the Family’. She continued to enjoy quilting and became an active member of the Azalea Quilters Guild. She always enjoyed being the helping hand and continued to balance quilting, home, and family. Marie was a great cook, sharing recipes with family and friends. She was especially known for her cream pies, cakes, cookies and mouth watering corn casserole on special occasions.

She and Norman will be joined and be interred at the Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego, California.

A Celebration of Life will be held March 3 at the Redwood Memorial Chapel, 1020 Fifield St. Brookings, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to the Azalea Quilters Guild, PO Box 994, Brookings, OR.

Redwood Memorial Chapel is assisting the family. Condolences are invited to be expressed online at

Submitted by Redwood Memorial Chapel.