Douglas David Callaway

1919 ~ 2013
Douglas David Callaway, born October 24, 1919 in Silver City, Utah, passed away January 24, 2013, the son of Golden and Annabelle Callaway. Doug was raised in Payson, Utah and later moved to Windsor Street in Salt Lake City, Utah. Doug graduated from South High School in Salt Lake and then enlisted in the Army on October 16, 1941. He served for five years throughout the entire Pacific World War II, in the 1892ND Engineer Battalion, primarily in Guam. He was in charge of occupying islands first hand in order to build runways for the US Air Fleet. He received several medals for his service to his country. He was an active member of the American Legion Post #71 and truly enjoyed the friendships and food.
Upon discharge, Doug came back to Salt Lake and went to work for Kennecott Copper and later for Salt Lake Hardware. He worked there until his retirement. He met Catherine "Kae" Luella Schmidt, originally from Lang, Saskatchewan, Canada, and got married in Salt Lake City, Utah at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church on August 2, 1951. They had four wonderful children together, and lived in Kearns, Utah.
Doug had many interests. He loved golfing, bowling and just visiting with everyone. He traveled almost every year back up to Lang, Canada to visit all of Kae's brothers and sisters. He enjoyed traveling especially to California, Oregon Beaches, Las Vegas, and many other places. He loved telling stories, some true, some out in "left field." He really had quite the sense of humor. Doug will be dearly missed. We love you Doug.
Doug will be with Kae, who passed away December 16, 1998, and is survived by Dave (Cher) Callaway), Paul (Lori) Callaway, Cathie (Michael) Murray, and Kevin Callaway. Also survived by his sisters, Ellen Coon and Dora Norton. Doug was a great-grandpa to twelve children, grandpa to ten children and was loved by many extended family. He loved them so much and was loved by all that knew him.
Services will be held Tuesday, January 29th, 11:00 a.m. at Redwood Memorial Mortuary, 6500 So. Redwood Rd. A viewing will be held Monday evening from 6 - 8 p.m. and from 10 - 11 a.m. prior to services.
The family would like to thank Harmony Health Care for their loving care of Doug.


Published in Deseret News on Jan. 27, 2013