Obituary of Julie Caldwell
Julie Ann Caldwell of Cheat Lake, WV, passed away on August 20, 2017, at her home with her family by her side. Julie was born May, 24, 1963, in Oneida, New York, daughter of Dr. Edward and Lola Caldwell. In addition to Oneida, New York, she lived in Syracuse, New York and Seattle, Washington before the family moved to the Morgantown area in 1972. Julie attended Cheat Lake Elementary and Junior High Schools. Julie would have graduated from University High School in 1981 but on July 21, 1980, she suffered a severe brain stem injury due to an automobile accident from which she never recovered. Julie had been accepted at West Virginia University and was scheduled to take a class there in the Fall of 1980, working on a degree in applied
Julie played clarinet in the band throughout her school years. She was a member of the UHS girl’s basketball team. (She would have been co-captain of the team begining the Fall of 1980.) She was a member of the German, Club Science Club and the Honor Society. She was also a member of Trinity United Methodist Church on
Burroughs Street and often filled in as the pianist.
Julie has been in the care of her parents and siblings for the past 37 years. For assistance with her care her family express many thanks to Drs. Wilbur Sine, C. Andrew Heiskell, Paul Malone, Robert Bowers, Linda Oliver and Lola J. Burke (Julie’s niece), nurses Gail Ferrell and Cathy Weaver, Care-givers: her sisters and brothers (especially Penny and Nancy), niece Ashley Redmond and the many other volunteers, especially Dorothy Cain and the late Lyda Mae Hixenbaugh, Ruth Camp and June Russell. (Each volunteered for 30+ years.) A very special thanks to Rev. Aslam Barkat for all his love and pastoral care through the years.
The family also wishes to express sincere appreciation and thanks to the staff at Morgantown Hospice, an Amedisys partner.
In addition to her parents Julie is survived by four sisters, Vickie (Mark) Burke, Penny (Jary) Caldwell-Wilkinson, Nancy (Robert) Webster, and Wendy (David) Nester and two brothers, Paul (Rachel) Caldwell and Steven (Lisa) Caldwell. She is also survived by 16 nieces and nephews and 29 great-nieces and nephews.
In honoring her family’s wishes, cremation will be provided by McCulla Funeral Home. There will be no viewing. A private family memorial service will be held in the near future. Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.mcculla.com
Memorials in Julie’s memory may be made to a charity of choice.
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