Dorothy Mae “Dottie” Callaway

Dorothy Mae “Dottie” Callaway was born in San Francisco, CA 12/18/1925. She remained in San Francisco where she graduated from Burlingame High School in 1943 and attended business college. Dottie met her beloved “Rick” at a USO dance in San Mateo, CA in 1945 while he was serving in the US Navy. They married one year later. They lived and served the Lord all over, including, California, Wisconsin, Canada, Iowa, the UK and finally, Las Vegas NV. A life-long musician and music lover, Dottie played the piano, the organ and sang from childhood through her retirement years and remained a SF Giants and 49ers fan for life. Rick and Dottie were synonymous with love and laughter and were married just shy of their 70th wedding anniversary when Rick passed. Adored by all who knew her, “Nanna” was especially treasured by her children and grandchildren. She passed peacefully at home after a battle with dementia, surrounded by family on 6/10/2020 and is survived by daughters Laura (Bryce) Poynter, Karen (Larry) Gloyd, 5 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

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  • Carla Mc Cabe
    June 21, 2020 12:43 am

    What a lovely tribute for a beautiful life! I have many wonderful memories of your mon! I was blessed to have her as a friend. Love, Carla

  • Nana is niw with Rick – and they are both young again!

  • Kelley Andrew
    June 21, 2020 2:35 am

    Love you, Aunt Dottie. May your family be blessed with peace and comfort.

  • Very special person. Was an honor to know her. Enjoy your heavenly home. ?

  • Valerie Botts
    June 21, 2020 10:13 pm

    What a beautiful tribute to Aunt Dot! I have beautiful memories of times with her and Uncle Rick. I am thankful that I will see them again in Heaven. I love you Aunt Dot.

  • Joan Callaway-Aragon
    June 22, 2020 3:02 pm

    Aunt Dottie, you brought more joy and love to those you came into contact with throughout the years. Your smile, your kindness, your awesome music and undying love for God and family had been such an inspiration to us. You and Uncle Rick left us with 2 phenomenal daughters to carry on your work. Rest In Peace and please give a big hug to Uncle Rick for me.

  • Elizabeth A McKinney
    June 26, 2020 6:32 pm

    Love to all–

    June 27, 2020 8:27 pm

    she was a very sweet lady who I will miss. I remember all the encouragement while in college to get my degree.

  • Sheri McKinney
    June 29, 2020 6:02 am

    Aunt Dottie, such a beautiful person, both inside and out. May she and Uncle
    Rich dance happily in Heaven! ?✨


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