Elaine Caton Beatty Callis

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Obituaries in Mt Shasta, CA | Mount Shasta Herald

Elaine Caton Beatty Callis

Merced - On Nov 3, 2021, Elaine Callis of Merced, CA peacefully passed from this life to the next. She was 86 years old.She was preceded in death by her parents, Estil and Dorothy Caton, her first husband Kenneth Beatty and second husband Robert "Bob" Callis.She is survived by her children Laurel (Chet) Dickenson, Jeff (Lori) Beatty, Dana Beatty, her sister Marlene Chapman, and by 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Elaine was known for her walking, her enjoyment of travel, and lately for the quilts and wall-hangings she created, some based on her travels. She enjoyed knitting and taught others to sew. She employed her sewing skills to make diapers for missionary outreach and sew costumes for children's plays at church.When she was raising her children she played piano in the evenings at home and instilled in her children an enjoyment of classical music. She loved the mountains and surrounded herself with plants and trees, and was happy to share the fruit from her backyard trees.Elaine was a life-long member of the Church of Christ. She was blessed by a supportive church family and wonderful neighbors.

After graduating from University of California, Davis with a BA in Home Economics, Elaine moved to the Mount Shasta/Weed area where she raised her family and supported her professor husband Kenneth.As her children grew, she joined the paid workforce as a Home Economics teacher at Dunsmuir High School and retired after working at College of the Siskiyous. She moved to the Merced/Dos Palos area to help her parents and because she was tired of shoveling snow.

Her family is grateful to the staff at Park Merced for their care in her final months.

Posted online on November 20, 2021

Published in Mount Shasta Herald