Dorothy Mae Isenblitter McCallum was born on May 16, 1930, to Blanche (Newman) Isenblitter and Fred William Isenblitter in San Augustine, Texas. She graduated from San Augustine and married her cowboy Billy Martin McCallum.
Dorothy lived and worked in San Augustine most of her life. She was a longtime member of Christ Church Episcopal in San Augustine. She and Billy loved to dance and go to parties when they were young and then when they grew older, they loved to take their grandchildren and their little dogs (Boudreaux and Shoegard) to Toledo Bend camping and fishing. They loved doing things together. They were the love of each other’s life.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Jeanne McCallum Bulnes of Houston, Texas, Celia Ann McCallum Hall and husband Charles of Bridge City, Texas, Billy Martin McCallum, Jr. of San Augustine, Texas, and Bryan Kelly McCallum of Carthage, Texas. Her beloved grandchildren Julie Bulnes Emmons and husband Ryan, Carly Bulnes, William Hall and wife Desiree, Evangeline Hall Jowell and husband Houston, Joseph McCallum, John McCallum, Rachael Greathouse, Bryan Kelly McCallum, Jr. and wife Shelby, Leslie McCallum Wiley and husband Cody, Lauren McCallum Johnson and husband Zach, and Kaegan McCallum. Great-grandchildren are Bennett Emmons, Claire Emmons, Brooks Emmons, Lauren Scott, Reece McCallum, Taydem McCallum, Autumn McCallum, Joseph McCallum, Jr., Adelae Wiley, Hayes Williams, Alaina Johnson, Marlowe Johnson, Cash Johnson and a baby boy on the way. She is also survived by her beloved sister, Marie Smith of San Augustine, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving husband of 48 years, Billy McCallum, Sr., her parents Fred and Blanche Isenblitter, her sisters, Corine Chumley, and Irene Rudd, and her brother Zach Isenblitter.
Starting as a young woman, Dorothy worked for J.C. and Sarah Benedum at Fairway Farms Hunting and Golf Club in San Augustine. She worked there for many years and thoroughly enjoyed meeting people from across the United States who came to try their hand at one of the two famous 18 hole championship golf courses. After the business was closed, Dorothy went to work for Dr. Henry McLemore, a local dentist in San Augustine. Here too she was able to meet and interact with many more people of San Augustine County. She also helped with the running of a local B&B, The Columns. Dorothy loved to be around people and always had a smile and a kind word to say to everyone, even strangers that she passed on the street. Dorothy dearly loved all her family and would do anything and everything in her power for any one of them. According to her high school yearbook, she had a “Smile that could melt an iceberg.”
Dorothy was deeply involved in all aspects of her church, Christ Episcopal for many years until she was no longer able to attend by herself.
The family will welcome the public for visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, December 14, 2020, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine.
Services are set for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at Christ Church Episcopal in San Augustine. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Memorial Garden in San Augustine.
Due to Covid restrictions, the church service will be limited to family, however, they welcome friends to meet them at approximately 3:00 p.m. for the committal service at Liberty Hill Memorial Garden.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be made to Christ Church Episcopal in San Augustine or to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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