Carolyn “Kay” McCallie
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Carolyn of Tucson, AZ age 85 passed away peacefully at TMC’s Hospice Care with families attendance on March 9th, 2021
Carolyn was born on December 8th 1935 in Portchester, NY to parents Homer and Alice Shattuck. Raised in Rye, NY and
lived in NY until she and her family moved to Danbury, CT. for 40 years, then moved to Tucson, AZ with her husband
for another 20 years.
Carolyn graduated from Rye High School in 1954. She was a member of her high school marching band. She stayed in touch with many of her former classmates after graduation. She met and married Walter McCallie Jr. in 1955. They raised their two children in Danbury CT. for the next 30 years.
Throughout her life, Carolyn worked a number of jobs alongside being a mother. Carolyn worked as a seamstress, volunteer at the Danbury hospital, and Grolier Inc. Publishing Co., working in the warehouse as an order processor for 15 years.
Hobbies included sewing, quilting, crocheting, traveling & camping where she and her husband belonged to the FMCA for about 50 years. Avid campers Walter and Carolyn purchased a used 1948 Greyhound bus renovating and restoring it into a
camper. The McCallie’s spent numerous years traveling all over the country from their bus to their latest Pace Arrow camper.
Walter and Carolyn moved to Tucson in 2000 where they continued their retirement in the desert southwest. Carolyn never tired of the intense hot summers in the desert. For countless holidays & summers Carolyn would enjoy her family and her
granddaughters over at poolside, and many outings around Tucson, etc.
Carolyn is recalled by many of her generous personality and her passion for life as a wife, mother, and grandmother. Also,
accepting trials, surprises, and changes that cast her way.
Survived by her husband Walter McCallie Jr.; her son David McCallie; her daughter Cindy Hedin and her husband
Bob Hedin; her two granddaughters Janis Mulvihill and her husband William Mulivihill, and Jennifer Hedin.
She is also survived by two sisters-in-law Marilyn Crafa & Beverly McCallie; and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her sister Mary Alice Scharf, and her husband Al. She is also preceded in death by her
brother in law Joe Crafa.
A private service was held by a Chaplin with family in attendance. Carolyn will be missed by loved ones and all who knew her.