Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

November 25, 2020
Joseph Park Caldwell, Jr.

Obit Joseph Park Caldwell1936-2020

Joseph Park Caldwell, Jr. passed away at home with loved ones by his side in Tooele, Utah, on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. Joe was born Dec. 4, 1936, to Gertrude Lavone Glenn and Joseph Park Caldwell in Tooele, Utah. He graduated from Tooele High School where he played basketball and from Utah State University.

Joe was a lifelong resident of Tooele and was a member of the Tooele Volunteer Fire Department for over fifty years where he served a tenure as chief. Joe also served as president of the Utah State Firemen’s Association and also as secretary of the same organization. Joe retired from the Tooele Army Depot after twenty seven years as an analyst.

His hobbies included trap shooting, hunting and fishing with family and friends, sporting events, especially when the grandkids were playing. He loved going to the “The Farm” where he raised an enormous garden which he shared with family and friends. He loved taking the grandkids to “work” at the farm.  

Joe was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many capacities over the years. One of the most fulfilling experiences of his life was serving as a temple ordnance worker with his wife Karen in the Salt Lake Temple. 

His greatest joy was his family. He was a patriarch of his children and grandchildren and was respected and loved by them all.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Kathy, sons Joe and Greg, brother John B. and his parents.

Joe is survived by his wife Karen; children Mark (Heather), Eric (Leeya Seng) Steve Gowans (Sheila), Kyle White (Brian), Shannon Gowans (Jason Sparks); eighteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and brother Glenn Caldwell.

Private graveside services will be held Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Tooele, Utah.

A special thank you to Intermountain Hospice and Joe’s hospice nurse Dennis Keyes, who was such a tremendous support.

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