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Walter Roy Callender 1930 - 2014

Walter Roy Callender

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April 29, 2014
He played a very important role in my teenage years at the youth center and helping me land my first job as a Lifeguard at the City pool. He was a great guy and I will miss him.
April 27, 2014
"Mr. Callender"as we knew and respected you by name. Big brother, surogate dad,teacher and role model is how we knew and respected you as a a person who made a difference in our lives. From a safe haven away from home to hosting & promoting our great high school peer bands like Scott Kennedy, Arthur Lyons, Tim Welch & Robert (?) you made it all happen . To bad there aren't more like you but we just thank your family for sharing you with us. RIP--Rick Smith class of '63
April 27, 2014
Smiling with YOU always, Cathie McCammon
April 27, 2014
Wow, ditto to everything said in previous messages. Cal, as I called him was a huge part of my life,I was dropped off downtown before the Y.C. was open. I spend just about every night of my high school evenings at the Y.C. and met many life long friends. It was my family. Cal kept us busy, stuffing envelopes, cracking eggs for the Lyons Club breakfasts, Many wonderful memories! I lost a piece of my heart when I heard he had passed, I was hoping for one last hug. My condolences to his family.
April 27, 2014
Roy Callender's impact on the youth of Palm Springs was immense. He taught us to be leaders through the Friday Nighters and Tridents, groups in which we planned dances, fund raisers, trips, and shared the responsibilities of running those events. He opened a world of trips and conferences to us that never would have been available without his influence! He may have had an easy-going image, but he always knew what was going on with all of us! Callender, you will always be an integral part of the most important "growing up" years of an entire generation of Palm Springs.
April 25, 2014
I look forward to meeting again at the heavenly Youth Center. RIP
April 24, 2014
Thank you Roy for always being there for us kids during the early 60's, you made such a difference in our lives and taught us how to reach for the stars. I will always cherish those memories and your friendship!
April 23, 2014
So many of us recall those "Happy Days" because of the efforts Mr. Callender put into running a safe and fun haven for so many. With thoughtful supervision, Mr. Callender taught us how to organize activities and even govern ourselves. The Youth Center was definitely a home away from home and, as others have noted, Mr. Callender gave us the gift of fond memories that we all think back on with a smile.
April 23, 2014
I was so sorry to hear of Roy's death. Best wishes from the Middleton family, Bob, Julie, Kari and Bobby
April 22, 2014
Dear Mr Roy Callender: Many thoughts of you this day going back to 1960 when you first took over management of the Palm Springs Youth Center with fun activities such as weekly dances, crafts, modeling courses and more. A safe haven and wonderful social venue for us youths at the time who were often spread out all over the desert. I will remember you always and fondly for being there, for the fun times from Chubby Checker..Let's Do the Twist to Beatles music and more. You knew all us kids, cared about us and always were friendly while keeping the place well managed and maintained. What a great guy! Thanks so much again for being there. We last enjoyed you at our PSHS 40th. Fondly, Susan Smith & Friends Nellie Coffman Jr.High to Palm Springs High School class of '65

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