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Marthlena Partridge "Cookie" Callahan


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Marthlena Partridge "Cookie" Callahan Obituary
Marthlena "Cookie" Partridge Callahan

Reno - Marthlena "Cookie" Partridge Callahan, departed from this world on the morning of January 7th, 2019 surrounded by loved ones. Cookie was born June 12, 1935 in Reno, NV, to parents John Partridge and Zelma Adams Partridge. In true Nevada fashion Cookie lived and grew up in mining towns, including the Buckhorn Mine in Eureka and the Homer Vern Mine in Humboldt County. The family moved to Crawley Lake CA, where her family owned and operated Happy Jacks Cabins. She graduated from Bishop High School in 1952 and relocated to Reno, NV to attend Business College. She was working at Home Lumber, when she was set up on a blind date with Larry Callahan, who later became her husband of 63 years. Cookie and Larry moved to Carson City, NV in 1957.

They had 3 children Helen, Sandi, and Joe. While Larry ran Carson Motor Supply, Cookie focused on her family and volunteered with many community service efforts. She was very creative, becoming a master with poured ceramics and teaching her craft.

Cookie and Larry had many adventures with their Model A club, taking them from rural Nevada to New Zealand. Cookie was a wife, mother, grandmother, friend, parishioner, lifetime member of the Model A club, Ormsby Sportsman and the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

Cookie is survived by her husband Larry, children Helen Callahan and Paul Nyberg, Sandi Callahan-Johnson and Scott Johnson, Joe and Corrine Callahan, her grandchildren Kiersten and Sean Berryman, Trevor Johnson and brother Fred and Kathy Partridge.

A celebration of life will he held on Tuesday January 15th, 2019 at 11am at the First Presbyterian Church in Carson City, NV.

She was proceeded in death by siblings Elizabeth Bailey, Alfred, and Jackie Partridge and nephew Timothy Bailey.
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Jan. 11, 2019
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