Repost from Ramblers Softball Club:
With great sorrow Ramblers advise our members and friends in the passing of Life Member Colleen Callaghan. (27.03.1950)
Colleen joined the Ramblers family in 1972 when Noel was playing Reserves. Colleen had come along to the game with Noel’s sister Lynda.
Colleen and Noel went to their first away tournament in early 1973 to Palmerston North and then married in the October of that year.
The rest they say is history. Since then, Ramblers has always been part of Colleen’s life.
Managing, scoring, committees, working bees and tournaments, Colleen was always there to work hard and lend a hand. Along with doing raffles at Richardson Pub and numerous other jobs, Colleen earned her Life Membership in 2007.
Some on the committee were lucky when meetings were at the Callaghan home which meant there was a roast dinner served for them. She also played a game of softball once too. A highlight through the recent years was the Premier Women returning after a hiatus and winning club nationals, she was one of their greatest supporters.
After many years of Ramblers being at Coke Park, Fowlds Park, The Caddy Shack and now Warren Freer Park was home, she loved the club being busy with people enjoying Ramblers facilities.
Watching Megan & Ricky, Deanna & Bobbie and now Max, Ryan, Violet and Lennon playing and being so involved in the club brought great joy to her and she was so proud of Ramblers.
Colleen was also a Life Member of Auckland Softball and she was very proud to have The Colleen Callaghan Shield played in her honor in the Premier Women’s grade.
There are definitely a few softballers to manage around the diamond in the sky now Colleen.
You will be missed, your memory and legacy cherished.
Thanks for your service to softball.