Gwendolyn Olsen MacCallum Reeves passed away following a sudden illness Nov. 27, 2013, at Lovelace Regional Hospital, surrounded by her family.
Gwen was born Feb. 20, 1923, in Alden, Minnesota, to Salve and Clara Olsen. A child of immigrants from Norway and Germany, she was raised on the family farm along with her eight siblings. As a child of the Depression, she learned the value of hard work and thrift early in life. Gwen joined the U.S. Navy in 1944, during World War II, and was discharged in July 1945.
Gwen married C.B. (Mac) MacCallum on March 15, 1945.
During his 22-year career in the U.S. Air Force, they were stationed in Colorado, Wyoming, France, New Mexico and Germany. He preceded her in death in 1971.
Gwen worked for the U.S. Postal Service from 1965 to 1987, mainly as a Login to read more