Virginia Ruth Hogan Callahan

Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and wife, Virgina Ruth Hogan Callahan passed away at Dixie Regional Medical Center on October 13, 2019 with her loved ones by her side.

She was born on December 24, 1949 in Nampa, Idaho to Millard Junior (Red) and Betty Jean Hogan.

She married the love of her life Mikeil Gene Callahan on April 5 ,1969.  They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on March 25, 1974.

Virginia grew up in Newport Beach, California.  She loved the beach and the seashore; this love remained with her throughout her life. She loved serving others and taught her kids how to serve.  She loved to shop for clothes and furniture and to find eclectic pieces to refinish. Her grandkids were everything to her. Her home was a gathering place for friends and family.

She loved her husband and family dearly.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Virginia is survived by her husband, Mikeil G. Callahan of St. George, Utah, sons, Jason (Jenny) Callahan, and Shane (Michelle) Callahan, daughters, Kimberly (Eric) Wolf, Marianne (Travis) Brunstad, and Tiffany (Chris) Thomas, grandkids, Jason M. Callahan, Casidy (Blake) Howard, Benjamin (Madison) Callahan, Shelbi (Tyler) Wilson, Dallen Wolf, Keaton Wolf, Erin Callahan, Jacob Callahan, Emma Callahan, Michael Callahan, Tristan Brunstad, Kennedi Brunstad, Brandon (Jane) Brunstad, Lexi Brunstad, Hailey Thomas, Tanner Thomas, and Trey Thomas, great-granddaughters, Maya Brunstad and Madilyn Howard, sister, Patricia (Gerald) Jones, and her triplet brothers, John (Ann) Hogan, Richard (Amy) Hogan, Tom (Heidi) Hogan, and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Larry Michael Hogan.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah.  A viewing will be held prior to the services on Monday, October 21st from 10:00am-11:30am. Interment will take place in the Tonaquint Cemetery.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, (435) 673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign her online guestbook at



10:00-11:30 a.m.

Second Visitation


12:00 p.m.


Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel
110 S. Bluff
St. George, UT


1:00 p.m.
Tonaquint Cemetery
1777 S. Dixie Dr.
St. George, UT

Guest Book

9 Responses

  1. We are so, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

  2. Ginny lit the room. I always enjoyed the time I got to spend with her. She will certainly be
    missed. God bless her family.

  3. So sorry to hear about Ginny’s passing . We were roommates at Dixie College.She was a lot of fun. Sorry we didn’t keep In touch better . May you find peace and comfort at this hard time.

  4. To the Callahans — dear friends, we love you and wish you peace at this sacred time. A special thank you to Virginia Ruth and Mike for raising wonderful sons and Jason and Shane — our valued business partners. Thank you for making our community better through your wonderful family.


    Steve and Toni Caplin
    Washington DC

  5. Blessings to you at this sacred time. We love your family and hope you find joy in reflecting on the rich, full life of your sweet wife, mother, and grandmother.

  6. Dear Mike, family, Hogans, everyone… Wow, what a shock to see this obituary. We are so sorry she has left us for a while. Tonight I reached Ann & John Hogan and got more information. Tomorrow, I’ll pick up my sister Diana Nelson Gray and drive us to St. George to attend the funeral and see you all on Monday. Know that our prayers are with you all. Last Saturday we buried my nephew Ryan Gray, 42, and we too are so sad to see our loved ones depart from us. Tomorrow when I drop by Sagewood Retirement where I’ve taught LDS Relief Society the past four years, I’ll give that list of all your addresses (except for Ginny’s information which I never got) to George Badger (your family friend from Costa Mesa) which he has requested for a long time now. Also I’ll give to him a copy of the obituary. Now Ginny’s with your parents (maybe even ours, Willard & Verda Nelson who so enjoyed having Ginny live with them at our house for a while as she attended Highland H.S. with my siblings,I think). You will all miss her so much, a great gal!
    Love from the Nelson kids: Nadine, Steve,Neil, Diana, Toni,Susan & Heidi

  7. Our love goes to the family of dear Ginny. Our memories of Ginny are of a happy,giggling, adorable young girl visiting Pat and Gerald in Dillon Montana. As we loved in California we hadn’t seen her for many years. pat would keep us updated about and her dear family through the years. We loved the picture of her that you posted. She was absolutely beautiful! Reminded us so much of her dear mother Betty! We are deeply saddened over your lose of someone you all loved so much! How blessed we are that God gave us “Memories” and the knowledge that families can be ” Together Forever!” Our love goes to all of you. Fondly,John & Vonda Geertsen.

  8. Mike , so sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife . My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ❤️🙏❤️

  9. Just discovered obit online. So sorry to hear this about such a wonderful person. We love and miss all the Hogan family.
    Cary and Martha Howard

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