1917 - November 7, 2008
Ethel Gates (Simon) Callaway, 91, of Craig, died Nov. 7, 2008, at her home in Craig. She was born Jan. 27, 1917, in Craig to Emma and Roy Simon.
Ethel was married to the late Mahlon Gates and was mother to four sons, Gene (Jan) Gates, of Arvada; Roy (Jan) Gates, of Salome, Ariz.; Joe (Jan) Gates, of Craig; and John (Pat) Gates, of Redfeather Lake.
She was grandmother to 12, great-grandmother to 20 and great-great-grandmother to two.
She met and married EK Callaway while they worked at The Memorial Hospital in Craig.
She was a great friend to his four daughters, Deonna, of Arvada; Crystal, of St. Joseph, Mo.; Jo, of Grand Junction; and the late Eva Hasler.
They spent many years wintering in Arizona and traveling.
EK preceded her in death in February 2004.
Her hobbies included vegetable gardening, photography, volunteer work at the hospital and part time peacemaker and cook to the numerous neighborhood friends of her four sons during their formative years.
Loved by her many friends and family, she will be missed. She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Mahlon, second husband EK, four brothers, four sisters, and a grandson.
A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. July 11, at Grant Mortuary in Craig. Donations may be made to VNA Hospice of Craig.