Mildred Arlena Caldwell, was born May 20, 1941, in Carthage, North Carolina to Ernestine Olivia Clark “Grandma Lib” and James Broadway. She was the fourth child of six. She was called home on Monday, January 8th 2018. When Millie was a young child her family relocated to the resort city of Atlantic City New Jersey in 1944. It was there that she acquired her love of the ocean, appreciation for a diversity of people and cultures as well as a lifelong passion for learning. After graduating Atlantic City High school she enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served honorably until 1964. Afterwards she married Jim Caldwell and started a family.
Even with a new family Millie still found a little time to become an accomplished bowler with noted professional potential and following her passion for the Arts, she attended Purdue University, and the College of DuPage. She even taught art classes to local school children as well as nurturing those talents and passions in her children and grandchildren. Her priority was always her family, and she devoted herself completely to having a loving and welcoming home with her husband Jim. Together they raised two children, Marvin and Terri.
She maintained a professional career that spanned fifty years including twenty three years of partnering and running a successful business as Vice President supporting her husband, President of Castle Graphics until her last day.
Millie was most fulfilled serving others at the DuPage Care Center, Glenfield Baptist and People’s Community Church. Her early childhood memory of seeing an angel with a trumpet darting in and out of the clouds, in front of her and her classmates let her know that God had a special mission for her. As a result she lived her life as a willing vessel so that others may know the same. Her love of people extended to the people she met everywhere she went. Like her sisters and brothers her life’s work reflected Loyalty, Integrity, Strength, Wisdom, and Beauty.
Father: James, Mother: Ernestine; Sister Laura; Brothers: Everett and Andrew.
Sisters: Delores (Willie) Walker; Janet (Junius) Howard; Viola (John) Lundy.
Husband: Jim H. Caldwell; Children: Marvin S. Caldwell and Terri L. (Ruben) Mendoza; Grandchildren: Ariel M. Caldwell, Jordan J. Booth;
Son: Sherman Caldwell and grandchildren; Jonathan Caldwell, (Cameria, Camil James, Sherman Jr., Matthew, Mattie Cummings) (Kuasean, Gabriel, Angelica Patton); Extended Grandchildren Ruben (Terri) Mendoza: Miguel (Stefanie)Mendoza, Maria (Eric)Ocasio, Maura(Albert)Vera; Extended Great-grandchildren Ruben(Terri)Mendoza: Michelle and Ashley Mendoza, and Danielle Ocasio.
Visitation Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home 430 E. Roosevelt Rd. Wheaton, IL 60187. Additional visitation Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of Fuenral Service 11 a.m. at People’s Community Church 670 Lambert Rd. Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. Services conclude a the church. Family Inurnment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Elwood, IL. Info @ www.williams-kampp.com or (630) 668-0016. Obituary online at the Daily Herald on January 14, 2018 and in print in the Daily Herald January 15, 2018.
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