Carol Caldwell

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died April 1, 2008

Carol Ann Caldwell, 61, 922 Superior Avenue, Gladstone, died Tuesday morning April 1, 2008 at the St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba of an apparent heart attack.
Carol was born June 19, 1946 in Gladstone the daughter of Joseph and Martha (Godfrey) Eagle. She was raised in Gladstone and she was a 1965 graduate of the Gladstone High School.
Carol was united in marriage on June 11, 1966 to John Caldwell. They resided in many communities while John served his country in the United States Air Force. They returned to Gladstone in 1987 from Marquette, where they had resided for 13 years.
Carol had worked for the Marquette Mining Journal in Marquette, Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba, and Marquette General Home Health Care.
Carol was a member of the Gladstone American Legion Auxiliary. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Her hobbies included playing bingo on the computer, crocheting, making crafts, baking and camping.

In addition to her husband John, she is survived by;

2 sons; John Caldwell Jr. of Marquette, Chad (Amber) Caldwell of Gladstone
2 daughters; Brenda Ruatti of Escanaba, Stephanie (Victor) DeCastro of Lombard, IL
Son-in-law; Gary Ruatti of Escanaba

6 grandchildren; Todd Ruatti of Escanaba, Brianna Caldwell and Matthew DeCastro of Lombard, IL, Alex Ruatti of Escanaba, Mason and Makayla Caldwell of Gladstone.

Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents.


0 Tributes for “Carol Caldwell

    What “Mother” Means to Me…Whenever I hear the “mother,” I hear your cheerful laughter in response to something funny I have shared with you…or your calming, soothing voice when I needed comfort. Whenever I hear the word “mother,” I see your bright sweet smile and your caring eyes…I feel the warmth of your hugs. Whenever I hear the word “mother,” I realize how important it was to have you in my life and how very grateful I am to of had the special gift of your love. I miss you mom…Happy Mother’s Day..Love Steph
    Lombard, IL

    Doll was a good friend of my family’s. She used to always say how she remembers changing our diapers when we were all babies. What a wonderful person with a great outlook on life. I will miss her dearly. John, sorry I couldn’t make the funeral, was out of town. Keeping all of you’s in my thoughts an prayers. Doll was a Doll!!!! Love,

    Lulu Beauchamp & family
    Escanaba, MI

    Carol and her family lived down the street from our family many years ago. I spent a lot of time at their house as a child.(Dana Lane in Harvey.)

    Your family will be in our prayers through this difficult time. She was a wonderful lady and will surely be missed by all the knew her. God bless her husband, children and grandchildren.

    Jennifer (Fleury) Poutanen
    Marquette, MI

    Sorry John

    Bob Dingee
    Ishpeming, MI

    Our thoughts and prayers are with John and his family. Carol Ann was a kindhearted, and generous person who loved to make people laugh. She will be missed dearly.

    With love,
    Todd and Angela Terrien

    Angela Terrien
    Two Rivers, WI

    Just wanted to say how shocked i was to see Ma’s obituary in the Press. Going to miss her laugh & smile.My thoughs & prays are with you.
    Love Kevin Salmi & Family

    Kevin Salmi
    Rock, MI

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sorry we could not be there for you. We will miss Carol very much.

    Mike & Barb Rabitoy

    Barbara Rabitoy
    Sheboygan, WI

    So sorry to hear of your moms passing… John and brenda my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time… please email me if you need any thing.

    Adrienne Mccombie Niemi
    Escanaba, MI

    Goodbye good friend and classmate. Rest in peace.
    Condelences to Family and loved ones.

    Jim Ridings
    Hacienda Heights, CA

    I was very sad to read of Carol’s passing. I knew her from The Village when she came to visit her Mother, Martha. What a sweet pleasant person she was. May God be with you all during this difficult time. In Christian love, Kathy Shine (hairdresser)

    Kathy Shine
    Gladstone, MI

    Carol, You were one of the sweetest persons I remember in high school. You were a very kind and compassionate person and I am sure you will be sadly missed by all who hold you close to their hearts. From one of your 1965 classmates.

    Cathy (Cretens) King
    Appleton, WI

    Please accept my sincere thoughts of synpathy. I worked with Carol at MGHH and valued her as a co-worker and friend. She always brought sunshine to my day. She will be missed. My prayers go out to you. Colleen

    Colleen Hurkman
    Rock, MI

    I’m a friend of Todd’s..

    I’m sorry for your family’s loss. My prayers are with you all.

    Jenna (Dubord) Winker
    Menominee, MI

    So sad to hear of Carol’s passing. She was our neighbor for the past 18 years, and will be sadly missed on the block. She was always real nice to my girls, and I will miss seeing her sitting outside on her swing talking on the phone. John, please know we are thinking of you in your time of grief, and send along our most sincere condolences to you, and the rest of your family.

    Henry and Brenda Nantelle, and Brianna, Tash, and Chelsea
    Gladstone, MI

    Carol (Doll) You were the best niece any one could ever ask for, very loving & caring & a lot of fun to be around. I already miss yor phone calls, & the fun we had on our compuer’s. I will never forget you.
    Beverly Godfrey
    Escanaba, MI

    Everything I have ever heard about Carol Ann and Nan was glowing and positive. The love and affection you all share in your immediate and extended family will help you through this difficult time.

    Mount Vernon, OH

    My prayers are with you all. There are no words that can ease your pain and sorrow. If there is anything I can do or you need someone to talk to, give me a call. Love you all, Robin.

    Robin [Godfrey] Boudreau
    Gladstone, MI

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you try to get through this difficult time. just remember Carol ann is now in a much more beautiful place and she is now once again with our Nanny. Love you all-Roxann

    Roxann & family
    Rapid River, MI

Post a Tribute

Your email address will not be published. Tributes are moderated before posted. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.