Eleanor "Ellie" McCallum

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May 6, 1930 ~ February 8, 2018

Eleanor "Ellie" Wiley McCallum of Camas, WA, passed away on Feb. 8, 2018. She was born in Seattle, WA to George and Adele Wiley on May 6, 1930, followed 15 minutes later by her twin sister, Marie.
Ellie married James McCallum, the love of her life, July 7, 1951 while they were attending Western Washington University. They moved to Camas, WA in August of 1953 when Jim accepted a teaching position in Camas.
Ellie was an active member of St. John's Presbyterian Church for 60+ years. She served as a Sunday school teacher, and later as an Elder and Deacon. She was once a delegate to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
Eleanor served as a volunteer in the American Syringomyelia Alliance Project and was on their Board of Directors. She also volunteered for several years at Friends of the Carpenter in Vancouver.
In August of 1969, Eleanor earned her Master's degree in Education and Library Science. She worked in both the Camas and Washougal School Districts. As an active school librarian she was a member of the Washington State Association of School Librarians.
Her main hobbies were reading, sewing, and gardening. She was an avid sports fan of Seattle baseball, the Oregon Ducks, and the Portland Trailblazers.
Eleanor is survived by her twin sister, Marie; children, Katy (Carlos) Tager, Wiley McCallum, John (Regina) McCallum and Willy McCallum; grandsons, Casey and Jeffrey Tager and Dylan and Pyper McCallum; great-grandchildren, Brayden and Tenley Tager and Myles McCallum.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jim McCallum; parents, George and Adele Wiley; and her brother and sister-in-law, Clyde and Gladys Wiley.
Memorial services will be held at St. John's Presbyterian Church in Camas on Sat., March 3rd at 2:00p.m.
Donations may be made to St. John's Presbyterian Church in Camas or to Friends of the Carpenter in Vancouver.
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Published in The Columbian on Feb. 25, 2018