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June (Selander) McCallister

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COLUMBUS-June Selander McCallister, 82, of Tryon Estates in Columbus, NC died on April 27, 2014, at the Hospice House of Landrum, after a brief illness.
She was the daughter of the late Carl and Bessie Selander of Charleston, SC and the wife of James McCallister. Born in Baltimore, MD in1931, she moved with her family to Charleston, SC in 1941, and graduated from Chicora High School in 1949. She also attended the College of Charleston.
She married Lt jg James McCallister in 1953. After leaving the navy in 1954 the couple made their home in suburban Philadelphia, PA for 21 years. They lived in Bristol, TN for 10 years, and then retired to Charleston, SC. In each city she was active in church work, including service as an Elder in the Johns Island (SC) Presbyterian Church. The couple came to Tryon Estates Retirement Life Community in Columbus, NC in 2008 where June was active in several groups, and a member of Tryon Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her husband, James McCallister, four children, James McCallister III (Trish), Jeffrey McCallister (Elizabeth), Ellen McCallister Morris (Greg), and Laura McCallister Potter (Bob), and eleven grandchildren, Lauren McCallister Sausser, Jenny McCallister Riley, Emily McCallister, Jeffrey Gates McCallister, Elliot McCallister, Wilson Castleman, Thomas Castleman, Laura Castleman, Brian Potter, Mary Ellen Potter, and Allison Potter.
She is also survived by two brothers, Carroll Selander (Anne) and John Selander (Harriet) and predeceased by a sister, Barbara Ann Selander of Charleston, SC.
Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Tryon Estates.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Dr., Ste. 1150, Chicago, IL 60601 or online at www.lung.org or to Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Dr. Columbus, NC 28722 or online at www.hocf.org.
An online guest register is available at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com
Published in The Times-News on Apr. 29, 2014
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