Raymond (Bill) Caldwell

Raymond (Bill) Caldwell

Raymond (Bill) Caldwell, 91, of Galt died of natural causes on June 26, 2020 in Sacramento. He was born Sept. 1, 1928 in Sacramento. He was a lifelong resident of Galt and attended Arno Elementary School and Galt High School.

Bill drove a milk truck for the Sego Milk Plant until it closed in 1963. He then worked at Crystal Creamery until his retirement in 1993. He enjoyed reading westerns, watching football, listening to country music and telling jokes.

Bill was married to Melba Caldwell (Murray) for 63 years until her passing in 2013. They enjoyed camping and fishing at Silver Lake and Bodega Bay. They traveled to Hawaii in 1974 to meet their first grandchild, Stephanie; and they traveled to Tennessee for their 50th anniversary and to enjoy the history of the Civil War and Chattanooga Railroad.

Bill was a volunteer fireman for the Galt Fire Department, becoming a commissioner, and a member of the Delta Anglers.

Surviving Bill are his brother Walt L. Caldwell of South Dakota, son Walter Caldwell of Galt and daughter Susan Meidinger of Galt; grandchildren Stephanie Reynante of Cohoes, N.Y., Rebecca Gonzales (Anthony Crews) of Lodi, Bryan (Jill) Caldwell of Concord and Kevin (Kristen) Caldwell of Manhattan, Kansas; great grandchildren Xander and Caleb Caldwell of Manhattan, Kansas, Caelyn Caldwell of Concord, Calif., and Ethan and Emma Reynante of Cohoes, N.Y.

Preceding him in death were his wife Melba; parents Chester Caldwell and Birdie Greer; brothers Albert, Melvin, Chester and Jim; and sister Joyce Angele.

The family sends thanks to Santa Rita’s Senior Care in Sacramento for their good care of Bill during the past two and a half years, with special thanks to Soni and Sa.

Bill will be laid to rest in Stonyford, Calif., at a later date.

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