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Douglas I. Caldwell


1934 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Douglas I. Caldwell Obituary

May 31, 1934 - November 11, 2015

Douglas (Doug) was born an only child during the depression in Sunol, Nebraska to Irwin and Dolla Caldwell. He married Marilyn Olsen in 1954. In 1965 they packed up their five children and belongings and moved to California.

They started their new life living in a hotel for the first two years while Doug started his cabinet business. Against all odds, they and their cabinet business, Caldwell Enterprise, became very successful due to their strong work ethic, devotion to family and generosity of heart.

Doug was a Sacramento Kings fan, loved his Cornhuskers and had a lifelong passion for Corvettes. Through his love of Corvettes, he met his dear friend, Dr. Iskikian, who was with him to the very end.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marilyn; their five children: Twigg Caldwell (Peggy), Elaine Cannon (Robert), Kyle Caldwell (Kathy), Melanie Deal (Merrick) and Holly Johnson (Ted); 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

We are very thankful for the many years we were together, we'll miss him greatly but take comfort in knowing he will always be in our hearts "By Golly." In lieu of flowers, Doug and the family would appreciate donations to Shriners or Toys for Tots.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Nov. 14, 2015
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