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Scottie Callison

Cameron Scott Callison or "Scottie" as he was affectionately known by all, a resident Thatcher, entered into eternal life Tuesday afternoon, October 6, 2020, at the Mount Graham Regional Medical Center with his wife, Carol, at his side. Scott was 79. Funeral services for Scottie will be conducted Saturday afternoon, October 17, 2020, at 3:00 p.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Thatcher Church Street Chapel by Bishop Mike McEuen of the Thatcher Eighth Ward. Concluding services will follow in the Lebanon Cemetery with military honors conferred by the Gila Valley Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends Friday evening, October 16, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at the Vining Funeral Home and Saturday afternoon, October 17, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. until 2:45 p.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Thatcher Church Church Street Chapel Relief Society Room.

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Dear Scottie; dear special forever Friend, On the shoulder of a mountain highway, stranded and in despair...I know where Scottie was; he came upon us, helped, and made sure we were safely back home again. When the campfire coals burned bright and rootbeer-floats were enjoyed by all; talk turned to inspirational messages and it was then; I knew where Scottie was; his testimony of the living Savior stood head-and-shoulders above all assembled, and we went to sleep in peace each night. Often across the many months, ATV Polaris treks did unfold; the beauty of the forest with creeks of water enjoyed; here we broke out folding chairs, and when part of the lunch was not there; I know where Scottie was; shoulder to shoulder with him; no one went hungry at all. I recall as though it were yesterday; my needing urgent welding on a metal tool of mine; I don't know where you were...but Scottie showed up and we walked shoulder to shoulder; his welding skills did me wonderfully right. Where were you when my ninety-nine year old Father passed away; my heart was aching, my loss was great and this giant of a friend yes; Scottie, he loaned me his shoulder to lean on, and with his comforting words, I was lifted heavenward with joyful hope. Yes dear Scottie; dear special forever Friend...you were there for your children/posterity and for all mankind with those strong, kind, husky shoulders; to make all things bright again. We love you, we miss you, we are proud for every moment we touched shoulders with you...especially at Historical Society gatherings; Church gatherings; Weddings, Baptism's, Baby Blessings and Mexican restaurants; where we fell in love with your hardy handshake and glowing hello. In closing Sheila and I dedicate this poem to you Scottie and you Carol; every word explains how we feel about the grand, special and wonderful people you both are to; yes, all who rubbed shoulders with you! Poem; Touching Shoulders by Anonymous THERE'S A COMFORTING THOUGHT at the close of the day, When I'm weary and lonely and sad, That sort of grips hold of my crusty old heart And bids it be merry and glad. It gets in my soul and it drives out the blues, And finally thrills through and through. It is just a sweet memory that chants the refrain: " I'm glad I touch shoulders with you! " Did you know you were brave, did you know you were strong? Did you know there was one leaning hard? Did you know that I waited and listened and prayed, And was cheered by your simplest word? Did you know that I longed for that smile on your face, For the sound of your voice ringing true? Did you know I grew stronger and better because I had merely touched shoulders with you? I am glad that I live, that I battle and strive For the place that I know I must fill; I am thankful for sorrows, I'll meet with a grin What fortune may send, good or ill. I may not have wealth, I may not be great, But I know I shall always be true, For I have in my life that courage you gave When once I rubbed shoulders with you. All of Our Love, Thoughts, Cares & Prayers...we will continue to walk life's journey with you Carol as you carry the torch of life for your soulmate and best friend dear Scottie. He will be proud of you each hour...for lending your shoulder to all...in your presence with loving kind... compasionate care. Your Forever Friends! Brent & Sheila Quinn Thatcher, Az 85552

Brent Quinn Oct 15 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Carol and family: My sympathy and best wishes to you as you deal with Scottie's moving on until you are United again. I will always remember the good times we have shared over the years. Love Gene

Gene Fowler Oct 15 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Scottie; dear special forever Friend, On the shoulder of a mountain highway, stranded and in despair...I know where Scottie was; he came upon us, helped, and made sure we were safely back home again. When the campfire coals burned bright and rootbeer-floats were enjoyed by all; talk turned to inspirational messages and it was then; I knew where Scottie was; his testimony of the living Savior stood head-and-shoulders above all assembled, and we went to sleep in peace each night. Often across the many months, ATV Polaris treks did unfold; the beauty of the forest with creeks of water enjoyed; here we broke out folding chairs, and when part of the lunch was not there; I know where Scottie was; shoulder to shoulder with him; no one went hungry at all. I recall as though it were yesterday; my needing urgent welding on a metal tool of mine; I don't know where you were...but Scottie showed up and we walked shoulder to shoulder; his welding skills did me wonderfully right. Where were you when my ninety-nine year old Father passed away; my heart was aching, my loss was great and this giant of a friend yes; Scottie, he loaned me his shoulder to lean on, and with his comforting words, I was lifted heavenward with joyful hope. Yes dear Scottie; dear special forever Friend...you were there for your children/posterity and for all mankind with those strong, kind, husky shoulders; to make all things bright again. We love you, we miss you, we are proud for every moment we touched shoulders with you...especially at Historical Society gatherings; Church gatherings; Weddings, Baptism's, Baby Blessings and Mexican restaurants; where we fell in love with your hardy handshake and glowing hello. In closing Sheila and I dedicate this poem to you Scottie and you Carol; every word explains how we feel about the grand, special and wonderful people you both are to; yes, all who rubbed shoulders with you! Poem; Touching Shoulders by Anonymous THERE'S A COMFORTING THOUGHT at the close of the day, When I'm weary and lonely and sad, That sort of grips hold of my crusty old heart And bids it be merry and glad. It gets in my soul and it drives out the blues, And finally thrills through and through. It is just a sweet memory that chants the refrain: " I'm glad I touch shoulders with you! " Did you know you were brave, did you know you were strong? Did you know there was one leaning hard? Did you know that I waited and listened and prayed, And was cheered by your simplest word? Did you know that I longed for that smile on your face, For the sound of your voice ringing true? Did you know I grew stronger and better because I had merely touched shoulders with you? I am glad that I live, that I battle and strive For the place that I know I must fill; I am thankful for sorrows, I'll meet with a grin What fortune may send, good or ill. I may not have wealth, I may not be great, But I know I shall always be true, For I have in my life that courage you gave When once I rubbed shoulders with you. All of Our Love, Thoughts, Cares & Prayers...we will continue to walk life's journey with you Carol as you carry the torch of life for your soulmate and best friend dear Scottie. He will be proud of you each hour...for lending your shoulder to all...in your presence with loving kind... compasionate care. Your Forever Friends! Brent & Sheila Quinn Thatcher, Az 85552

Brent Quinn Oct 15 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Carol and family: My sympathy and best wishes to you as you deal with Scottie's moving on until you are United again. I will always remember the good times we have shared over the years. Love Gene

Gene Fowler Oct 15 2020 12:00 AM

Oh my goodness Carol we are beyond shocked, and express our heartfelt love and condolences, to you and your family at this time. May the Lord's peace be with you. With Love, Steve and Bekki

Stephen Mattice Oct 8 2020 12:00 AM

Oh my goodness Carol we are beyond shocked, and express our heartfelt love and condolences, to you and your family at this time. May the Lord's peace be with you. With Love, Steve and Bekki

Stephen Mattice Oct 8 2020 12:00 AM

Aunt Carol:broken_heart:Sending you my love and hugs during this difficult time:hearts:Uncle Scotty had the biggest, most sincere laughter and he could make anyone laugh with his sense of humor. He was great to me, one I would call my favorite Uncle(great-uncle actually)Tim & I shared tears and memories yesterday when he video called me from China. Heaven has gained an Angel, please give hugs to my Great Gma Eva, Uncle Frank, Aunt Juanita and my dear Gma Georgia, Im sure its one heck of a family reunion right now. God rest your soul, God Bless your family:hearts::hearts::hearts:Love always, Chrissy

Chris Tow-Strodtbeck Oct 7 2020 12:00 AM

Carol, So sorry to hear Scotty's passing. He was my protector when we were single and dancing at the Pioneer. Scotty was a true gentleman. Will miss seeing him in Walmart. Love and prayers to your family.

Rose West Oct 7 2020 12:00 AM

Carol, So sorry to hear Scotty's passing. He was my protector when we were single and dancing at the Pioneer. Scotty was a true gentleman. Will miss seeing him in Walmart. Love and prayers to your family.

Rose West Oct 7 2020 12:00 AM

Carol, our love and prayers are with you. Love you, and will miss Scott. Roy & Patty Curtis :rose::rose::rose:

Roy Curtis Oct 7 2020 12:00 AM

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