|Birth: ||Mar. 4, 1923|
|Death: ||Aug. 1, 2007|
Orphaned at birth, Jackie was raised by an aunt and uncle in Youngstown, Ohio. After World War II started she joined the United States Navy as a WAVE on January 27, 1944 after a stint as an Air Raid Warden in Youngstown. She served as a Y 3/C until the war ended in 1945.
On August 17, 1945 she married Charles W. Caldwell, a Marine at Parris Island, SC. They lived and worked in Cleveland, Ohio, she at RKO Studios until they both attended the University of Alabama on the G.I. Bill in September 1946.
Following graduation in 1949, the couple moved to Oak Ridge, Tenn. for employment at the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies. In 1950 Jackie began work for the AEC in Oak Ridge while her husband was recalled for the Korean War.
In 1957 they lived in Las Vegas, Nevada while occupied with the A-Bomb tests at the Nevada Test Site.
In 1974 they moved to Lake Dallas, Texas for self employment and Jackie worked at the North Texas State University until the couple moved to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in 1985, where they opened 'Caldwell's Originals".
Jackie is survived by her husband, sons David (1958), Robert (1958), John (1965) and daughter Shonna (1960) four grandchildren and one great grandaughter.
She was a dear lady, good wife and loving mother.
Her remains were donated to the Anatomy Gifts Registry in Baltimore, Maryand.
A stone was erected in Evergreen Cemetery (Gettysburg) for Memorial Day 2014.
Body donated to medical science
Specifically: Anatomy Gifts Registry, Baltimore, Maryland
Created by: David E. Rathbun
Record added: Jan 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46263933
I've known Jackie and Chuck all my life, as they were our next door neighbors in Oak Ridge TN. She and her family were like family to me. I only now discovered this obituary, because she and Chuck and family have been on my mind since I recently moved to...(Read more)|
Adrienne Kunselman Mulligan
Added: Nov. 20, 2014
Mother's Day -- 2010|
David E. Rathbun
Added: May. 9, 2010
Thank you for your service to our country and for being a good wife to an old marine.|
David E. Rathbun
Added: Jan. 4, 2010
|There is 1 more note not showing...|
Click here to view all notes...