Arda Mae (Cox) Caldwell, born June 1, 1925, passed away peacefully on October 4 at Hospice of Mercy in Hiawatha. A lifelong resident of Cedar Rapids, Arda graduated from McKinley High School and Coe College before becoming a Stewardess with United Airlines. She married Donald Caldwell in September 9, 1948.
Arda Mae was active in the El Kahir Shrine Ladies Auxiliary, Shrine Widows Club, St Paul’s United Methodist Church, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, as well as a long-time Volunteer at Mercy Hospital.
The daughter of George and Jessie (Kammer) Cox, she is survived by her son Roger Caldwell, and wife Paula of Freeland, WA, grandson Justin, his wife Amy, their nine children Ryan, Tyler, Travis, Austin, Tenneh, Fantah, Gabriel, Beau, and Errol, and grandson Eric, his significant other, Morgan, and four children; Christian, Olivia, Harrison and Esme’, all in Cedar Rapids, and a wealth of friends and acquaintances. She will be missed.
She is preceded in death by her sons Barry, Robert, and Douglas, her husband Donald, and brother Marlin (Gail) Cox. She will be missed.
Other than a small family gathering, there will be no services.