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Melba Marie Caldwell


1932 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Melba Marie Caldwell Obituary
Born Melba Marie Murray, September 5, 1932 and died December 17, 2013, after a short battle with cancer at the age of 81 years.
Her favorite past time was playing Yahtzee and trying to beat whoever would play with her. She enjoyed taking trips to Canada, Washington, Oregon and along the California coast line. She enjoyed camping and fishing at Silver Lake, Blue Lakes and Bodega Bay. Melba took a trip to Tennessee for her and Bill's 56th wedding anniversary. They got to visit Niota and Sweetwater Tennessee where her father's family was from. Her last big trip was in October of 2011 to Las Vegas to watch her granddaughter get married. She got to see "Menopause the Musical", her first live show. She got to gamble and enjoy the lights of Vegas.
Melba is survived by her Husband of 63 years, Raymond (Bill) Caldwell, son Walter Caldwell, daughter Susan Meidinger, all of Galt, CA, Grandchildren, Stephanie (Jeff) Reynante of Cohoes, New York, Rebecca Gonzales of Galt, CA, Bryan (Jill) Caldwell of Concord, CA, Kevin (Jennifer) Caldwell of Junction City, KS, Great Grandchildren Xander and Caleb Caldwell of Junction City, KS. Caelyn Caldwell of Concord, CA and best friend Joan Bauer, better known as Sis.
Preceeded in death by her parents Robert and Minta Murray, brothers Forrest, Charles, Perry, Albert and David Murray and infant brother Barney and infant sister Dorothy.
Per Melba's request there will be no services. Her body has been donated to the University of California Davis, Donated Body Program.
Celebration of Life will be held on December 28, 2013 at 1:00pm a the Caldwells.
Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from Dec. 21 to Dec. 28, 2013
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