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Helen Edmonds Caldwell


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Helen Edmonds Caldwell Obituary
Caldwell, Helen Edmonds (Turk)
of Scottsdale, died September 23, 2015 at home with her family, at the age of 92. She was born in Wausau, WI in 1922 to Thorpe L. Edmonds and Helen Dingee Edmonds. She attended the University of Arizona, where she pledged to the Delta Gama Society. She left school in 1942 and enlisted as a Wave in the Navy, where she was a Link Trainer Instructor, stationed in Pensacola, FL. She met her future husband Norman Robert (Bob) Caldwell, while in the navy and they were married in 1944. She completed her higher education in San Diego, at Cal Western University and taught elementary school for twenty years, first at Linda Vista and then at Cabrillo Elementary School, on Point Loma. They raised their three children in San Diego and lived there until retirement, at which time they moved to Scottsdale, AZ.
In retirement she and Bob had many interesting worldwide travel adventures, which brought her much joy. She also did quite a bit of volunteer work in retirement-tutoring adults learning to read, Pets on Wheels, Meals on Wheels and also volunteered until recent years tutoring in the local elementary school. She is survived by Bob Caldwell, her husband of 71 years. She is also survived by children- Nick and daughter-in-law Pam Caldwell of San Diego, Casey and daughter-in-law Robin Caldwell of Rochester, MN, Shannon Rose Caldwell and son-in-law Armen Donelian of Hudson, NY. Grandchildren-Wendy Richard of Dubuque, Bob Caldwell of San Diego, David Caldwell Mason of Jersey City, Daniel Caldwell of San Diego, Christine Caldwell of Rochester, MN and sister-in-law Kathleen Edmonds of Prescott, AZ. She is predeceased by her granddaughter- Genève Elise Caldwell Mason, her siblings-infant Mary Geneivieve Edmonds, William Edmonds, Anne Edmonds Chapman and Samuel Edmonds. The family is so grateful for all the warm and supportive neighbors and caretakers, from Hospice of the Valley, in Scottsdale, who so contributed to the quality of their life, while Helen and Bob lived there.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Apr. 10, 2016
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