Virginia was born on Dec. 3, 1937, in Tooele, Utah, to Julian Cecil Wood and Winona Gillespie Wood. She married Joseph Park Caldwell Jr. in 1956. Together they raised five children. Later divorced. She married Raymond Adam Hulett in October 1998.
Virginia graduated from Tooele High School and credited her father who taught a variety of business classes at Tooele High, with teaching her the skills she needed to succeed in the workforce. She retired from the Tooele County School District in 1998 after 34 years of service.
Virginia always loved the outdoors and had a wonderful zest for life. She loved horses from the time she was a small girl and spent many hours caring for and riding her horses on the many trails in the mountains surrounding Tooele Valley. She also loved fishing, hunting, camping and traveling with her mom and dad. After marriage, she continued this legacy of adventure with her own children. She also loved to travel, read, paint and work in her flower gardens. As an avid reader, you would always find her with a book close by. Most precious of all to her were her children and grandchildren. She loved them very much. They were the joy and light of her life and she greatly treasured the times spent with them.
Virginia also dearly loved her husband and best friend Ray and treasured the precious time spent with him. They continued the adventures for a number of years. They spent some winters in Yuma, Arizona, and also enjoyed cruising or traveling to various destinations, fishing and camping in their trailer, working in their yard and enjoying each other, family and old friends.
Virginia was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and she served in many capacities in various organizations, including Young Women’s President, Stake Young Woman’s President, and Relief Society President. Her special love was for the youth of the church.
Virginia is survived by her loving husband Ray; her sons, Mark J. Caldwell (Heather), and Eric B. Caldwell; daughter-in-law Cheryl B. Caldwell; stepchildren Terry Ray Hulett (Ruth), Teresa Hulett (Randy), Lloyd Hulett (Michelle), Loren N. Hulett (Susan), and Christi Hulett; 14 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Her cousin Marilyn C. Pyle also survives her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Catherine Ann Caldwell, son Joseph Park Caldwell III, son Gregory Elman Caldwell and sister Darlene W. Jeffs.
A celebration of life will be held at the Skyline Park, 600 E. Skyline Drive, Tooele, Utah, on Friday June 15, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.