Mary Callaway

  • Born: November 10, 1935
  • Died: September 17, 2017
  • Location: Coachella, California

FitzHenry - Wiefels

83057 Requa Avenue
Indio, CA 92201
Tel. (760) 347-2265

Tribute & Message From The Family

Maria Dolores Zapata Callaway also known as "Mary" and "Lola" returned to her creator on Sunday, September 17, 2017; she was 81.
Maria was born on November 10, 1935 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Refugio Zapata and Sofia Tejeda Zapata. Maria was raised by her step father Maximiano Saenz after her father's passing.
In the 1950's, she moved to the Coachella Valley with parents, brother Adalberto Zapata, Sr., and sister Hermalinda Saenz.
On July 11, 1970, she married the love of her life, William Russell Callaway, Sr. of whom she was married to for 30 yrs.
Maria worked at the Bee's Department store in Indio and later retired to devote herself to raising her children.
They had three children: San Juanita, Sofia Helen Ruth and William Russell Jr. and three grandchildren: Mikaela Marie, Mackenzie Rose, and Arianna Madison. She also left behind numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Maria was preceded in death by her husband William 16 year ago.
Funeral services for Maria will be held at Our Lady of Soledad Catholic Church in Coachella, California on Friday, September 29, 2017, with viewing at 9:45am, 10:30am rosary and 11:00am Mass. Burial will take place at the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians Tribal Cemetery on Tyler Street (off Avenue 50) in Coachella, CA.
FitzHenry-Wiefels Indio has been entrusted with arrangements.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Lola, you are still greatly missed, may your children still find confort in our Lord and in each other

Posted by Maria Carmona - Indio, CA - family   September 11, 2019


To San Juanita and Family, my God comfort you and your family at this time. I will keep you in my prayers.

Robert Olive

Posted by Robert Olive - Indio, CA - Coworker   September 29, 2017

To my Nina and Tia Lola, may the Lord be holding you in his arms, only happy and fond memories of you. May the Lord give comfort to your children, you will be greatly missed, Thank You for being part of our lives. Maria Jimenez Carmona

Posted by A friend   September 28, 2017

May you be dancing in Heaven Lola. Rest in Peace. It was always such a pleasure when we'd run into you, and just stand around and chat. You will be missed. Sing with the Angel

Posted by Andelia Garica - Coachella, CA   September 28, 2017