Leonilde 'Nilde' Maria

Louise Callahan

Leonilde Callahan, 89, formerly of Ashland, passed away Monday, May 21, 2012 at Three Rivers Community Hospital in Grants Pass, Ore.

Nilde was born November 8, 1922 in Cavaso del Tomba, Italy. On September 10, 1951 in Ashland, Ore., she married Don Callahan. Together they owned and operated Callahan's Restaurant. Nilde enjoyed quilting, gardening, cooking and bouncing grandkids on her knee.

Survivors include sons, Gary, Rick, Randy, and Brian; eleven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sister, Olga Rossetto. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Callahan, son Mark Callahan, and brother, Gildo Cervellin.

The funeral Mass for Nilde Callahan will be held at 12:00 noon, Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church, 987 Hillview Drive, Ashland, Ore. Father Sean Weeks will officiate. Interment will follow in Scenic Hills Memorial Park, Ashland, Ore.

Those who wish may pay their respects from 9:00 am to 11:00 am Tuesday, May 29th at Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home 1811 Ashland Street, Ashland, Ore.

Memorial contributions may be made to your local hospice organization.

Arrangements by Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland, Ore., www.litwillersimonsen.com

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