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Barbara Callison

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Barbara Callison

Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois

Religious affiliation: Other

Born in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Downey, California with her parents Hugh and Jeanne MacTavish, sisters Deanna and Jackie in her early childhood.  Barbara graduated from Downey High School in 1959.  She was a member of the Downey High School Drill Team.  She worked as a secretary at North American Aviation and Boeing for many years.  She also worked for the Press Telegram in Long Beach, California.  She married and had five children, Doreen, Rhonda, Shauneen, Hugh, and Robert.  She lived in several different locations throughout her life.  Those places she lived include California, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Arizona.  

Funeral Notice Detail

Barbara passed away at her home in Lakewood.  She had been battling Stage 4 cancer, but was improving with chemo and immunotherapy.  She went into respiratory arrest and did not survive.  Her time of death was 8:17 pm, that is her birthday date.  She is survived by her five children: Doreen Heistuman; Rhonda Rembis and husband Scott and their son Devon; Shauneen Macias and her husband Norberto; Hugh Langan and his wife Lisa,and his two sons Hugh Jr. ( wife Brianna and their son Jacob), and Trystan; Robert Harris and his wife Katia.  Barbara also had a beloved pet cat named Storm who has been lovingly adopted by Hugh, Lisa, Hunter (Lisa's son) and Trystan. Barbara's wishes are to be cremated and have her ashes spread in the desert.  The family is traveling to Lake Havasu in the Spring to spread her ashes in a private ceremony.  There will also be a memorial service in February for family and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at

Memorial Service, February 16th, 2019

11452 216th St, Unit 9

Lakewood , CA 90715

2 Responses

  • Rhonda Bevany On

    Mom, I think about you every day. I remember how much you loved the five of us unconditionally. You were so proud of us all and said so often. I wish I could have been by your side when you left us. I hope you know how much you are missed. Most of all I hope you are happy and at peace. I love you mom. Your daughter, Rhonda.

  • Sheri Ledoux On

    Barbara was my friend for over 35 years. We worked closely together at Rockwell/Boeing in Downey. She was a single mom of five children and I always admired her for her strength, determination and abundance of love she had for her children/family. I became a single mom about two years after I met Barbara. She was my source of strength and determination. She was an awesome mother, a wonderful person and she inspired me as a friend. I shared my faith in Jesus with her and I know she loved the Lord. She was taken from us too soon, but I know that she is no longer in pain and suffering. I take solace in knowing that I will see her again some day. God's Got This! and God's got her too! I love you sweet friend, Sheri Ledoux


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