Lavaun Callison

Lavaun H. Callison of Tucson, Arizona, passed away November 14, 2016, at The Villas at La Canada in Tucson, Arizona.

Born May 22, 1926, in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Neal and Emma Halsey.

Lavaun attended Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson and was a graduate of Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, as was her late husband Gilmer W. Callison. She received her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Arizona. She taught school with unbounded energy and positive enthusiasm for 24 years in the Tucson Unified School District, retiring in 1986.

Lavaun was an active member of Christ Presbyterian Church, and was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, the Tucson League of Women Voters, and the Berea College and Oak Hill Academy Alumni Associations.

She was an avid Arizona Wildcat basketball fan and a gracious hostess.

Lavaun was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and aunt.

She is survived by her sister, Shirley Hash, of Virginia; daughters, Alice Callison (John Richardson), of Tucson, Arizona, and Ann Callison, of Williams Bay, Wisconsin; four grandchildren, Andrea, David, James and Trevor; and a considerable number of nephews and nieces and their families.

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