Caldwell, James Moon (June 22, 1915 - March 17, 1993)

James Moon Caldwell

Douglas Budget - March 24, 1993

Mass for Christian Burial for James Moon Caldwell, 77, was held March 22, at the Saint James Catholic Church with Father Robert Siu as the Celebrant.

The Vigil for the Deceased was held March 21 at the Converse Funeral Chapel. Interment was in the Douglas Park Cemetery with the Samuel Mares American Legion Post No. 8 conducting military graveside rites.

Mr. Caldwell died suddenly at the Converse County Memorial Hospital emergency room on March 17, 1993.

He was born June 22, 1915, in Jackson, Mo., the son of Alban B. and Phoebe (Limbaugh) Caldwell.

In 1917, his family moved to Washington D.C., and he was reared and educated in Bethesda, Md. graduating from the Chevy Chase High School.

He attended the University of Maryland, and then attended and graduated from the University of Missouri.

He entered the U.S. Army, and served during World War II. Following his discharge he returned to Maryland, then in 1956 moved to Glenrock and to Douglas in 1959.

He worked at the Converse County Sheriff's Office for six years, and then served as sheriff for seven years. He then worked at various oilfield jobs, and his last ten years of work he worked for Inexco, retiring in 1983.

In his retirement years he loved working with horses, talking about horses, and did farrier work. He was married to Kathleen Hogan on Oct. 16, 1954, in Bethesda. He was a member of the Saint James Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen, of Douglas; three children, Phoebe Underwood of Douglas, Phillip Caldwell of Cheyenne, and James S. Caldwell of Frederick, Md.; two sisters, Katherine Youmans of Silver Springs, Md. and Elizabeth A. Caldwell of Mount Airy, Md.; one brother, Warren L. Caldwell of Hubert, N.C.; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Serving as pallbearers were Pat Hand, Hale Kreycik, Fay Edison, Jack Moore, Rick Underwood, and Bill Fitzhugh.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Russ Fawcett, Preston Miller, Ron Ginder, and Shelagh Wisdom.

A memorial to the American Cancer Society of Converse County in care of Converse County Bank, P.O. Box 689, Douglas, WY 82633 or to the Saint James Catholic Church-Building Fund, would be appreciated by the family.

The Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.

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