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Avery Gordon Callahan
Avery Gordon Callahan, 84, died Tuesday, May 22, 2007 in Wichita Falls.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2007 at Dutton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ted Gray officiating. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home.

Mr. Callahan was born May 13, 1923 in Burr Oak, Kansas to Amos G. and Arie Estele Smith Callahan. He and Lorene Battle were married February 24, 1950 in Iowa Park, Texas. Mr. Callahan was an Electrical Planner for Civil Service at SAFB. He served in the US Army serving in World War II. He attended Cash Street Church of God. He served in Boy Scouts of America as Scout Master and also was a member of Evening Lions Club serving in all capacities.

Mr. Callahan was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Loyd and Boyd Callahan.

He is survived by his wife Lorene of Iowa Park; son and wife, Kevin B. and Jennifer Callahan of Wichita Falls; grandchildren, Lauren Harris of Tyler, Texas, Chase Collins and Cali Collins of Wichita Falls; daughter and husband Karen and Jackie Hanners of Wichita Falls; grandchildren, Derek Cook of Arlington, Texas, Brett Cook and Shane Cook of Iowa Park, and Dylen Hanners of Wichita Falls; five sisters, Blanche Arnold of Portland, Oregon, Barbara Moore of Lincoln, Nebraska, Shirley Huff of McCook, Nebraska, Joann Hunt of Alaska, Beverly Mireles of California; two brothers, Lyle Callahan of Wichita, Kansas and Curtiss Callahan of Bayrd, Nebraska.

The family will receive friends Friday, May 25, 2007 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Dutton Funeral Home.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, Texas 76310.


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