Edward J. (Ted) Callan, 83, of Flagstaff, AZ, passed away June 30, 2021. Ted was born in Litchfield Park, AZ to Jim and Grace Callan. He attended Litchfield Elementary and Litchfield High School.
Ted began working for Valley National Bank immediately after high school. He married his high school sweetheart, Donna Rayner, in February of 1957. The family lived in Litchfield Park, Kearny, AZ and Show Low, AZ. After 18 years with Valley National Bank and working his way up to Branch Manager, Ted resigned and moved the family to Flagstaff in June of 1973. He co-founded Cal-Mat Lumber & Hardware, later renaming it to Northwoods Building Center. Knowing nothing about lumber and hardware at the time, he still managed to turn it into a very successful business, due to his banking career. Northwoods closed in 1998, and the family purchased AM-PM Towing & Auto Repair, owning it for two years. After that, he became a contractor, building many luxury homes in the Flagstaff area.
Ted and Donna enjoyed their many travels including trips to Hawaii, Europe, England, Ireland, Hong Kong, and a Panama Canal cruise. He enjoyed hunting, barbequing, wine tasting, and boating at Lake Powell. Ted and Donna celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary this February.
Ted was pre-deceased by his parents and two sisters, Kate Brainard and Roberta Mathias. He is survived by his wife Donna; two sons Terry Callan (Teresa) and Todd Callan (Lisa) of Flagstaff; daughter Karin Callan of Phoenix; five grandchildren, Trisha Callan-Eberlein (Greg), Travis Callan, Tanner Callan (Dixie), Tyson Callan and Theo Callan; great-grandsons Tate, Tucker and Weston Callan, and toy poodle Milo.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Elks Lodge Flagstaff and Hospice Compassus.