Jack Callahan


Former Craig resident Jack Callahan died July 26, 2003, in Kingman Ariz. He was 85.

Callahan lived in Craig from 1953 to 1963 while he worked for Rotary Engineer Oil Co. and the Rural Electric Association. He started his own business of Craig Fire Extinguishers. He and his wife, Jewell (Duzik), moved to Seal Beach, Calif., living there until 1976, then moving to Kingman, Ariz., where they became the owners of "Callahan's Bar" for 9 years, retiring to play golf, boating, and travel. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Callahan served in the Okinawa campaign and was in the occupation forces in Japan. He later served in Korea until 1946. He was discharged and became a member of the Colorado National Guard.

Callahan is survived by his wife, Jewell Callahan, of Kingman; daughter, Kathie (Jim) Butts, of Craig; grandchildren Victoria Angelo, of Albuquerque, N.M., Bonnie (Rich) Garcia, of Lakewood, Connie (Wes) Strimple, of Denver, Sheela (Thom) Baker, of Craig, and Travis Butts, of Craig; seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister- and brother-in-laws of the Duzik family, along with many nieces and nephews.

Callahan was preceded in death by his parents, and a grandson, Cody J. Butts.

Callahan's remains were cremated and his ashes will be scattered on the Duzik old homestead in Craig, with full military honors at a date to be announced later.

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