MADISON – Leonora J. (Brown) Hansen Callaway, age 90, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, after a short illness.
She was born in Poynette, Wis., on Nov. 4, 1926, the daughter of L.W. and Ora Mae (Everson) Brown. She attended grade school and high school in Poynette and MATC in Madison. Lee worked at Mendota Mental Health Institute as a secretary and word processor. Her interests included her family, friends, pets, walking, cards, word games, reading, knitting, crocheting and gardening.
Lee married Herbert Hansen in 1949 and lived in Madison where they raised their two children, Herbert and Linda. Her husband passed away in 1971 and is buried in Poynette. In 1982 she married Frank Callaway, and they lived in Madison also.
Lee is survived by her husband, Frank Callaway; son, Herb (Barb) Hansen; daughter, Linda Hansen; two grandchildren, Herb and Sara Hansen; two great-grandchildren, Aka Torti and Rejanais Hansen; half-brother, Dick (Pat) Zeglen and family; four step-grandchildren, Randy McKinney, Holly (Steve) Ness, Blaze McKinney, and Dallas (Mike) Meyer; five great-grandchildren; step-son, Mark (Trish) Robinson and “our Michigan family”.
In addition to her first husband, Herbert Hansen, Lee was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Ed Teeter; step-daughters, Robin (Ed) Stack, Debbie (Tom) Rexford, and Sandy (Steve) Holiday.
Thank you to all the staffs at Agrace HospiceCare and Waunakee Manor for their loving care of Lee.
Private inurnment will be held at a later date in Hillside Cemetery, Poynette.
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