Rosemary Callahan 1948-2020

Rosemary Margaret Callahan was born April 24, 1948 in Wray, CO to Joseph and Jeanne Callahan. She died January, 19, 2020 in Ft. Collins, CO.
Rosemary grew up in Wray, and graduated from Wray High School in 1966. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Colorado and then taught school in Niwot, CO before returning home. For several years, she worked as a secretary for the law practice of Callahan and Callahan.
While in Wray, she was active in the St. Andrew’s choir, the Wray Art Guild and the Cliff Dwellers Acting and Singing Society. Rosemary had a gentle and artistic nature. She loved music, literature, nature and poetry. She often wrote poetry that poignantly expressed her thoughts.
The following is a poem written by Rosemary August 23,1989
“Hints of Freedom”
…All is love and love is all –
Brightness, brilliance – gentle the call.
To know the way to eternity’s door
Longing, loving – there’s so much more.
And when at last death assumes
A kiss good-by from life on earth
I’ll await with hope
A heavenly birth.
Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents and survived by her brother Thomas J. Callahan and wife Anne of Loveland, CO, sisters Maureen Opal and husband Bruce of Fountain Hills, AZ, Kathleen Hammer and husband George of Broomfield, CO, Patricia O’Leary and husband Thomas of Sheridan WY and Sally Chisel and husband James of Denver, CO, thirteen nieces and nephews and their children.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
Contributions may be made to:
Centennial Mental Health – Wray Branch
C/O Thomas Callahan
921 Owl Grove Pl.
Loveland, CO 80537
Schmidt-Jones Funeral Home in Wray, Colorado is in charge of arrangements.