Linda Mae (Norris) Caldwell, 73, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013. She was born March 9, 1940 in Medford, Ore. to V. Aubrey and Claire (Coleman) Norris.
A graduate of Medford High, she married Bill Caldwell August 28, 1981. They combined loving families to include nine children in total, James Shull (deceased), Julie Shull, John Shull, Kristin Gossett-Clauer, Lisa Caldwell-Moscovitz, Lori Ferrarin, Lynda Clarke, Lana Caldwell and Lance Caldwell. She leaves behind her best friend and loving husband, Bill; eight of her children; 16 grandchildren (that adored her); and her loving brother, John Norris.
Linda will be remembered as an adventurous, caring, loyal, and loving wife, mother, and friend. She was an amazing woman who could go from the farm fields to a dance floor without skipping a beat, or her changing heels. Like her mother before her, she was a true renaissance woman with a wonderfully outgoing spirit, rivaled only by her compassion and complete devotion to her family and friends alike. Our Linda was remarkable and humble; always there for anyone in need, from the birth of a newborn to a loved one experiencing chemotherapy treatments. She was active in helping her community and neighbors; The United Way, school board, and Rotary were among them. Her incredible eyes and bright smile would light up any room. To say she will be missed is an incredible understatement.
Her tender heart and her rugged will are honored by living our best life today. We will keep her in our hearts and minds forever.
A remembrance service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 8, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church, Medford, Ore. As a token of remembrance we ask instead for donations to be made in her honor to the Restoration Fund at the First Presbyterian Church, 8th and Holly, Medford, Ore. Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary in care of arrangements. www.hillcrestmortuary.com