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Robert (Bob) Caldwell obituary

Published on September 14, 2017 12:01AM

Robert Caldwell

Robert Caldwell


Yuma, Arizona

Jan. 8, 1939 – Sept. 1, 2017

Bob was born in Newberg, Oregon to Frank and Audrey Caldwell, and died in Yuma, Arizona.

He grew up in Milwaukie, Oregon, and joined the Coast Guard in 1956. He spent many years in Alaska, serving on ships and providing maintenance and repair throughout the state. He retired as a chief warrant officer in 1976.

Bob and Doreen were married on May 10, 1958. They have six children, Doug, Kim (Glen) Kenny, Jeff (Julie) and twins Anne and Jan (Curt).

He was commander of the American Legion in Seward, Alaska, and a lifetime member of the Elks, a Seaside Exalted Ruler, and a District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler.

He is survived by his wife, Doreen; six children, four grandchildren, two sisters, and nieces and nephews.

He and Doreen moved to Yuma, Arizona in 1995, and have had an active life, including traveling to the Northwest each summer.

A memorial service will be at the Elks Lodge on Avenue A in Seaside, Oregon, on Sept. 17 at 1 p.m.



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