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Wilma Caldwell, 92, of Edmond, Okla., went to be with Jesus on December 25, 2015. She was born July 17, 1923 to Roy E. & Sarah (Jackson) Ramsey. Wilma graduated from Broken Arrow High School in 1941. She married the love of her life, Major T. Caldwell. They had three children. They raised their family in Bartlesville, Okla., where she worked for Cities Service. After their daughter married, they moved to Arkansas with the YMCA. They were then transferred to Great Falls, Mont. Wilma worked for Prudential Insurance until they were hired to manage the Horizon Lodge for senior citizens, located in Conrad, Mont. They were there several years until Wilma’s health declined and they moved back to Oklahoma. They were very active members of First Presbyterian Church of Edmond. Wilma’s hobbies included bridge, ceramics, Tole painting, crossword puzzles, reading, knitting and making quilts. She won several ribbons for her quilts. Wilma had four brothers and two sisters. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Major T. Caldwell, brothers Rasty, Claude, Barney Ramsey, sisters Ruby Chilton, Leota Ramsey, and her great grandson Trevor Stepp. Wilma is survived by her brother Roy Dee Ramsey and wife Louise of Tulsa, Okla.; sister-in-law Jane Forbes of Broken Arrow, Okla., sister-in-law Lavona Harris and husband Don Harris of Coweta, Okla.; daughter Penny Stepp and husband Ken of Edmond; grandson Stephen Stepp and wife Patsy and Dennis Stepp all of Edmond; great granddaughter Brandie Rust and husband Dillon and John Paul Brakhage all of Edmond; son Don Dee Caldwell and wife Mary; granddaughter Katie Caldwell of Sun Valley, Idaho; son Roy Hale Caldwell and wife Bonnie of Helena, Mont.; granddaughter Amanda McVay and husband Casey of Portland, Ore.; granddaughter Lindsey Caldwell; grandson Ian Caldwell and wife Breanna, both of Helena, Mont. Wilma was a wonderful mother who taught her children manners, morals, honesty and good work ethics. The family would like to thank “Care By Design” and “Frontier Hospice” for the wonderful care Wilma received. Our deepest appreciation to Kristin Davis and First Presbyterian Church who gave Wilma the care and attention she needed. Thank you to sweet friend Julie Cox for her devotion to Wilma. Wilma will be missed by her family and friends. Visitation will be 12-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Baggerley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at the First Presbyterian Church of Edmond with a 3:30 p.m. Graveside Service at the Vernon Cemetery in Coweta, Okla. to follow.
Published on  December 28, 2015
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