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Hilda Brown Caldwell

Salem, Virginia

May 5, 1931 - Feb 14, 2013

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CJ & Mary - Our prayers are with you and your family. CJ, you have been a true testimony to what a son's love for his mother should be over the past weeks and months. I know that Jesus will sustain you today and in the weeks to come.

Chad & Leslie

I so regret that I cannot attend Hilda's funeral service tomorrow! She and her husband were rich blessings in my life. I treasure Hilda for her honesty, genuineness, fun - and faith! Throughout my pastoral internship at College Lutheran Church and my much later service as a trustee of Roanoke College, I found Hilda to be a "light" of warmth, concern, and commitment. I shall miss her terribly, along with her husband Clarence, but shall ever be thankful for the joy in faith and...

I met this sweet beautiful lady at Lindsey and Eric's wedding. She was so gracious and kind. God's rich blessings on this family, especially Lindsey, Eric and C.J. My love, in Christ Pauline Brunt

We would like to express our deep and heartfelt sympathy over the loss of dear Hilda. What a creative, hardworking, kind and "fun" person. When 26 years ago we moved next door to the Caldwells we quickly learned just how lucky we were. Warmth, help and good old fashion neighbors caring attitudes were shared with us. Her love for others and God's world (as seen in her beautiful flowers) was a tribute to the fine person Hilda was. She will be missed and remembered by many.

Met this vibrant lady when we both worked at Roanoke College and was privileged to get to know her and enjoy being in her company. My sincere sympathy to her family.

Hilda was a fine lady who always made me glad to have crossed paths with her. She even cheerfully endured my struggling attempts to play bridge, bless her heart. The community will miss her! -- Peace to your family, blessings, Emily

CJ and Mary
CJ ... Cat told me about Hilda this morning. We are in NewJersey and will not be back in Salem in time for the service. We are so sorry to hear, she was a great lady. Please let us know if you need anything and if we can help in any way. Take care, love, Goose and Chris

Gee. thanks for the many good memories... you will be so missed by the community, church and Roanoke College...Peace

CJ and Mary and Mary and Leroy,
Mark and I will miss dear Hilda as we know all of you will. She was a special lady who loved and supported us all. We rejoice in her eternal triumph! God bless all of you and our dear Hilda as we journey on together in Him.

Love, Mark and Jodi


Hilda's Obituaries

Hilda Brown Caldwell, 81, of Salem, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2013.She was born in Martinsville, one of six children to the late George and Minnie Campbell Brown and had been a Roanoke Valley resident for most of her life. She was an active member of College Lutheran Church, and was...

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