|Birth: ||May 25, 1941|
|Death: ||Aug. 19, 2006|
Born in Springer, graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, he proudly served his country flying F-4 Phantom jets in Vietnam, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross with 11 Oak Leaf Clusters. Returning to New Mexico in 1972, he founded and ran Caldwell Construction in Taos where he lived until 1980 when he moved his family to Albuquerque where he continued his career in construction management. He loved the creative process of construction and building to make the community a better place. He was involved in construction or renovation of several notable projects including the Hispanic Cultural Center, the Eldorado Hotel, La Posada Hotel, Bishop's Lodge, the Bataan Memorial Building, Rainbow Vision, Ghost Ranch Worship Hall and Residences, and hundreds of homes across New Mexico. A proud father of six grown children, he was an active leader building and promoting youth soccer. In 1996 he moved to Santa Fe where in 2003 he met the adult love of his life, Bette Ridgeway. Together they shared beautiful days and nights filled with music, art, and Steve's life-long interest, golf. Steve is survived by wife, Bette Ridgeway; children, Karen, Kathleen, Jennifer, Matt, Ann, and Meghan; mother of his children and first wife of 32 years, Lynn of Albuquerque; six grandchildren; siblings, Joe of Taos and Kass Atkinson of Santa Fe.
Created by: L. Garcia
Record added: Dec 07, 2010
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