Dolores Callahan: 1940-2018

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Dolores Callahan

Dolores “Dee” Callahan 1940-2018

Dolores Callahan of Crescent City (formally of Hydesville and Fortuna areas) passed away in her sleep after a seven year long battle with cancer.
Her passing came just five short weeks after the passing of her youngest daughter Tammy.

Dolores was born on July 8th 1940 in Omaha, Nebraska to Joe and Vesta Callahan. Dolores grew up in Monte Rio, California. Married the father of her children: Sammie Lee Dennison then moved to Humboldt County. Ultimately retiring in Crescent City.

Dolores is survived by her loving partner (the love of her life) of 32 years, Harley Jack. She is also survived by her daughter, Deb Newman (Mike) of Freshwater, daughter Lee Anne Dennison of Fortuna, her 8 grandchildren: Andrea Fritz of Eureka, Stefanie Nunes of Fortuna, Stacy Nunes Rosa (Dan) of Raleigh NC, Tyler Newman of Freshwater, Treston Newman of Arcata, Heather Humphrey of Beaverton OR, Austin Templeton of Gallatin TN, Julie White of Fortuna, her 2 great grandchildren: Adelyn and Elijah Humphrey of Beaverton OR, her sisters: Marilynn and Lillian, and brother Don, plus numerous nieces and nephews.

Dolores was preceded in death by her parents Joe and Vesta Callahan, daughter Tammy Lee Dennison, sister Babs, stepson Robert Jack, and her dear friends: Mr. Gordon Hicks Sr., Gordon Hicks Jr., Charlie and Denise Spidel, and numerous other friends in Humboldt and Del Norte counties.

Dolores was a cook and waitress all of her life until her retirement. She worked at Hydesville Cafe, Eureka Truck Stop, Parlato’s, OH’s Townhouse.

Dolores loved taking rides, going to the beach, gardening and canning the fruits of her labor, and going to the casinos.



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