Colleen Kay (Campbell) Kallappa, 77, passed away October 25, 2018 in Olympia, Washington. She was born February 6, 1941 to Keith and Lena Campbell in Shelton, Washington. She was a longtime resident of the Skokomish Valley in Shelton and also lived in Canyonville, Oregon; Los Gatos, California; and Metlakatla, Alaska.
Colleen attended Seattle Bible Training School. She married William Swan Kallappa on June 24, 1966, at the Skokomish Indian Assembly of God Church. She later served the same church as secretary for many years, following in her mother’s footsteps.
Colleen could sing as beautifully as her mother. In her later years, she was a member of River Church in Shelton.
Colleen was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, wife, mother, and grandmother. She taught her children how to lead a life in service to others. She supported missionary work across the United States, Mexico and the Philippines. She also loved spending time harvesting her garden and canning with her sisters. She was very generous with her garden bounties.
Colleen is survived by her husband, William Kallappa; twins, son, William Swan Kallappa II and his wife, Maia Bellon, and daughter, Kari Joelle Cook and her husband, Steve; grandchildren, Sharon Rose “Essita” Cook, Candace Dawn, and Talia Kallappa; brother, Jody Campbell; and sisters, Zanie Crow, Rita Kallappa, Colleen Strong, Marilyn Chiago, and Cheryl Farrell. She was predeceased by her parents, Keith and Lena Campbell; brother, Cecil Campbell; and sister, Kathy Wilbur.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, November 3, 2018, 1:00 p.m. at the Skokomish Community Center, 19731 North US Highway 101, Skokomish, WA 98584. There will be a potluck dinner following the service.