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J. Richard Caldwell

November 30, 1929 ~ October 6, 2019 (age 89)


J Richard Caldwell, 89, lifetime resident of Goodland, KS, passed away October 6th, 2019 at Cheyenne County Hospital in St. Francis, Kansas.

Richard was born to Irma (Nye) Caldwell and Jim Caldwell on November 30, 1929.  He was the third born of four children.  He attended Sherman Community High School and graduated in 1947.  After High School he attended Kansas University for one year.  He enjoyed driving around in his 1947 Ford Sportsman convertible with his friends, especially Gayle Fixsen, they had big fun even skipped school and took a road trip to Florida. Richard married Barbara (Elmore) Caldwell in 1952 in Las Vegas Nevada and had two children.  Richard’s occupation throughout life was owner/operator of Caldwell’s Inc. in Goodland.

Richard’s favorite times were in Las Vegas with his wife Barbara.

Preceding him in death are his wife Barbara (Elmore) Caldwell, his parents Jim and Irma (Nye) Caldwell, his sister Peggy Newhouse, brother Don Caldwell of Burlington, Co.

Survivors include, Daughter Terri Caldwell Lucas (Tony Poling) of Kingman AZ, Son Jaymes Caldwell (Tammy) of Goodland, one sister Sue Peters of Kansas City, Kansas.  Grand-children Michelle Kaup Kaiser (Paul Kaiser) of Goodland, Aubree Caldwell (JC Ely) of Stratton, CO, Joseph Caldwell of Cherryvale, KS.  Great-grandchildren Emily Purvis of Denver, CO, Ezra Kaiser of Lawrence, KS, and Isaac Kaiser of Goodland.

The Caldwell family will have a celebration of life in November more details will be posted at a later date.

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