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Dorothy Callahan

October 26, 1926 — March 19, 2021

Dorothy Callahan

Dorothy Mae Callahan passed away March 19, 2021, in Dickinson, North Dakota. She was born to Harry and Lottie Ellen Frank on October 26, 1926, in Norwich, North Dakota. She attended Trinity Hospital School of Nursing, graduating as a Registered Nurse in 1948.

On March 12, 1948, Dorothy married Robert Lawrence Callahan. They lived in Minot and Williston, North Dakota. In1960 they moved to Glasgow, Montana. Dorothy worked for many years at the Smith Clinic in Glasgow. She especially enjoyed working with children.

After retiring, Dorothy enjoyed traveling with Bob, playing golf, and spending time with her family and friends. Dorothy enjoyed crossword puzzles, watching golf, listening to music, and was an expert knitter. She made each of her grandchildren a Christmas ornament every year. She loved to bake cookies for the grandchildren and always had their favorites on hand when they came for a visit.

Dorothy moved to Dickinson, North Dakota in 2014, to be closer to family. In 2018 she entered St. Benedict’s Health Center where she made many new friends, and the staff became part of her beloved family. She loved sharing a smile, a joke or a hug whenever someone entered her room. Dorothy’s family truly appreciates the love that was generously given to her.

While Dorothy did not favor one religious group over another, she was a Christian and loved the Lord. She especially loved Bernie’s weekly Bible studies and church services in the chapel at St. Ben’s.

She is survived by her two sons: Larry and his wife, Nancy, of Dickinson, North Dakota; and Bruce and his wife, Kathy, of Langley, Washington. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Tessa (Callahan) Carney and her husband, Jason; Brian Callahan and his wife, Brandy; Jennifer (Callahan) Anderson and her husband, Jeremy; Christopher Callahan and his wife, Rebekah; Brandon Callahan and his wife, Stephanie; as well as 13 great grand children, and one great-great grandson. She is also survived by her sister, Mary Alice Geddes, of Eugene, Oregon, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, her parents and her three brothers: Harry, Beryl, and Herman Frank.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be sent in her memory to St. Benedicts Health Center in Dickinson, North Dakota or to the Glasgow Senior Center.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Glasgow, Montana.
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