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Eileen E McCallum
July 16, 1931 – March 19, 2023

On March 19th Eileen McCallum, 91, passed away peacefully and gracefully with family by her side tending to her last wishes.

Born in England on July 16th 1931 and raised in East Anglia, she met and fell in love with our father Vincent “Mac” McCallum. Together they built a wonderful life. While in the USAF they moved every few years between the United States, England and Germany adding five children as they went.

After the sudden death of our dad while stationed in New York, mom gathered up her kids, two cats a dog and all our belongings. Traveling by car we settled all the way west to Sacramento, near to the air force base in Rancho Cordova.

Eileen was fearless on the outside and determined on the inside. She purchased a home with their retirement nest egg. While raising five teenagers she scripted and saved to buy a second house in need of TLC. Long hours of cleaning and repairs paid off when she sold it at a tidy profit. That was the beginning of a long life of buying and selling properties, which she mastered, providing a great role model for us kids.

In her spare time Eileen used her green thumb to build gorgeous gardens for every home she lived in and helped friends and neighbors with theirs. She also loved knitting extricate beautiful sweaters for those she loved. Her other passion was raising and showing birds, chickens, peacocks, pheasants, ducks and geese. She traveled the west coast to show her feathered friends, always returning home with champion ribbons and plaques. She strove to be the best and rarely missed the mark.

Never ending energy and a get up and go attitude, Eileen didn’t slow down until her mid 80’s, despite an ailing heart.

Eileen is survived by and missed every day by her children Sandra (McCallum) Trunzo, Deborah D McCallum, and Steven McCallum. Her two eldest sons AC McCallum and Mark McCallum had passed before her. Grandchildren Melissa, Brandy, Michael, and Nick. Many great grandchildren and one great great grandchild also are missing their “gramma with 2 cows”.

In place of flowers we ask that you visit an elderly family member, not leaving without a big long hug.

We miss you mom.

Eileen E. McCallum Obituary