Barbara E. Caldwell

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SEGUIN, Texas - Barbara Ellen Caldwell, 66, passed away July 8, 2013, at her home in Seguin, Texas.

Born Dec. 16, 1946, in Hanover, N.H., she was the daughter of Conrad and Grace (Dunbar) Caldwell, of South Randolph, Vt.

She attended schools in New York and the Randolph area. She graduated from Braintree-Randolph Union High School in 1964.

Barbara was the recipient of the Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow Scholarship. Barbara attended the University of Vermont and received a Bachelor of Arts in drama in 1973. She later attended Auburn University and received a Master of Arts in communications in 1977.

She was the former wife of Santos Padilla, of Cromwell, Conn.

Her working career spanned the United States and abroad. Barbara worked in Vermont, Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Virginia and Florida. She held positions as a district buyer, a human resource director and three vice president positions. She received the Business Woman of the Year Award from the England-based Alexander Proudfoot consulting firm while living in Florida.

Barbara loved to cook and travel. She visited Asia, Australia and South America.

She was active in the church community and had been a member of 4-H and a camp counselor at Camp Downer in Vermont.

Survivors include a son, Marcell Padilla, and wife Laura, of Maryland; two grandchildren, Catie and Maggie Padilla, also of Maryland; her mother, Grace Caldwell, of South Randolph; a brother Conrad Caldwell, of Brookfield, Vt.; a sister, Sally Caldwell, of South Randolph; a brother Stephen Caldwell and wife Peggy, of Barre, Vt.; a cousin Mike Merryfield and wife Avis, of Salem, N.H.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Conrad Caldwell, and sister-in-law Bertha Caldwell.

Barbara was a loving parent and a caring and giving Christian. She will be missed by friends and family.

Contributions can be made in her name to the , 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements are being handled by Day Funeral Home in Randolph. There are no calling hours. Services will be at the Green Mountain Chapel of Randolph on Friday, July 26, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Ronald E. Rilling officiating. Interment to follow at Randolph Center Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at
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Day Funeral Home Inc
4 Franklin St
Randolph, VT 05060
(802) 728-3222
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Published in Times Argus on July 20, 2013
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