Winola McCallum

Winola Barbara Vanscoy McCallum, 94, of Kingwood, Texas, departed this life late Saturday night, May 17, 2014, in Vitas Hospice in The Woodlands, Texas.

Mrs. McCallum was born Dec. 31, 1919, in Baltimore City, Md., the daughter of the late Boyd Vanscoy and Essie Harper Vanscoy.

Barbara was predeceased by her husband, Covert Salters McCallum of Logoff, S.C.

She is survived by her daughter, Marguerite Eisen (Philip); grandchildren, James Donnen, Anna Anderwald, Christine Godfrey and Joseph Donnen; and her great-grandchildren, Storm Webb, Ian Donnen, Brendon Godfrey, Andrew Donnen and Logan Anderwald; and by her niece, Marina Kadry.

Mrs. McCallum was a graduate of Elkins High School and Davis & Elkins College with a degree in business. She was a civilian federal government employee, working for the Department of the U.S. Air Force. She worked for the U.S. Air Force in the Directorate of Budget and retired from her career as the liaison between the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Air Force, helping to write legislation. Barbara’s career spanned more than 30 years. She also served on the Board of Correction for the U.S. Air Force. Barbara was awarded numerous citations and rewards for her tireless effort while working for the U.S. Air Force. Barbara retired in 1976 to take care of her ill aunt, Donna Geyer. She returned to Elkins in 1992 to enjoy her retirement. She loved to read and be with family.

Mrs. McCallum will be cremated by McNutt Funeral Home in Conroe, Texas. As she requested, her remains will be laid to rest next to her husband, Covert, in Quaker Cemetery in Logoff, S.C. The service will be conducted graveside in Quaker Cemetery June 21, at 1 p.m.

The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the COPD Foundation in her name

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Cornerstone Hospital and to Vitas Hospice. A special thank you to Houston Extended Care of Kingwood, Texas, that provided Barbara with excellent care, support and comfort. Barbara will remain in our hearts forever. Sign the online register at