Barbara Ashcroft Caldwell
June 30, 1929 - October 4, 2013
A tough New England Yankee died Friday morning. Barbara Ashcroft Caldwell was born in Norwell Massachusetts on June 30, 1929, only child of Stanley and Louise Ashcroft. She was the first in her family to graduate college (Tufts, 1951, BS Mathematics). She met her husband, Samuel Craig Caldwell, while working at General Electric. They married in 1952 and raised three wayward children. Barbara later worked as a Technical Editor at American Society of Metals. Barbara was smart, blunt, thrifty, generous, and really funny. She was a good mother and loved her children and her husband with all her heart. Predeceased by her husband, and her son Samuel, she will be sorely missed by her daughter Carolyn Axtman, son Tom Caldwell, daughter in law Mary Jo Caldwell, and grandchildren.