Marilyn “Mimi” Reid McCall

September 14, 1931 - June 18, 2024
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Marilyn “Mimi” Reid McCall

Marilyn Reid McCall was born on September 14, 1931 in Quincy, Massachusetts, the “City of Presidents.”

She spent her early education in the Boston Catholic school system. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in General Education at Trinity College in Washington DC. She was passionate about education, so much so that after graduating she was employed by a local school to teach students from Lithuania. In addition to her work, she attended night classes at Boston College, where she earned a Master’s Degree in the arts.

In 1955, she applied for and secured a position with the United States Air Force at the Rhein-Main Air Force base in Germany, teaching at the Dependents School. During her tenure at the base, she became acquainted with a newly commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, William McCall. The two married on September 14, 1957, on her 26th birthday. They lived a military life, relocating to many Air Force bases. They welcomed their daughters while living in three states: Elizabeth, in Fayetteville, North Carolina; Margaret in Lubbock, Texas; and Katherine in Sacramento, California. During these years Mimi retired from teaching to be a Mom, a packer, mover, driver, and reorganizer “Extraordinaire.”

Mimi and Bill shared 26 years of a happy military life, with the last five stationed in Oahu at the Pearl Harbor Hickam Air Force base. Then, Mimi purchased the family home in Fair Oaks, California. Together, they lived there for 50 years.

Mimi was active in Mercy and Loreto High Schools. Mimi and Bill joined the Fair Oaks Tennis Club. She enjoyed traveling to time shares, especially to Cape Cod, and various locations throughout the United States and Canada. She also enjoyed skiing, catering, camping and bridge. She loved Hawaii and returned many times with close mainland friends and family. Together they frequented beaches and corals of Bellows Air Force Base on the Island of Oahu.

Mimi is survived by her husband, Col. Bill McCall, Retired USAF; her daughters Beth Eliason and her husband, Dan; Meg Rackham and her husband, Von; and Katie Jones Clark and her husband, Jason; her three grandchildren, Rachel, Kalista and Christopher; two great-grandchildren Kamala and Sage each residing in Citrus Heights; and nieces, Sally Campbell of Marshfield, MA and Lisa Campbell of Darien, CT

Family and Friends are invited to attend a Viewing on Thursday, July 11, 2024 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm with a Rosary at 6pm at Calvary Funeral Center, 7100 Verner Avenue, Citrus Heights. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, July 12 at 11:30am at Divine Savior Catholic Church, 9079 Greenback Lane, Orangevale. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Citrus Heights.