Carolyn Rose Calder
March 23, 1941 – June 2, 2019
Carolyn Rose Calder, 78, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019 in Missouri City, Texas. Carolyn was born on March 23,1941 to the late Harriet and Matthew Keller. She was the loving mother to Pam Calder Caro and husband Tony, Joe Calder and wife Jennifer; grandmother of Alyssa and Anthony Caro. She is survived by two siblings Dennis Keller and Diane Ellis and many loved nieces, nephews, and friends.
Carolyn was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and grew up in Menomonee Falls. She attended Menomonee Falls High School where she graduated in 1959. She moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and joined a bowling league where she met her future husband James Calder. They were married on December 3, 1966 and after the birth of their first child moved to El Paso, Texas to raise their family out of the cold weather. They spent the next 23 years in El Paso before relocating to Houston, Texas to be near their children and grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 34 years James Calder of Baltimore, Maryland.
Memorial service will be held at Settegast-Kopf Company at Sugar Creek in Sugar Land, Texas on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 4pm. Reception immediately following the service. The family requests any donations be made to Saving Our Companion Animals - Fort Bend County at www.soca-fbc.org.
- Memorial Service Saturday, June 22, 2019
- Reception Saturday, June 22, 2019
Carolyn Rose Calder
June 23, 2019
Dear Calder Family,
Carol, Jim, Pam, Joe, and the Ellis family is in our thoughts and prayers this weekend.
I cherish the childhood memories of the times I spent with the Calder and Ellis family at the Calder's residence in El Paso.
Carol and Jim welcomed the Lee family into their home as if we all were family members.
I will never forget the BBQs and times swimming and hanging out with friends and family. I had lots of fun with the Calder and Ellis children while our parents got together.
Regarding a significant moment in history, I remember where I was the day Elvis Presley passed away. I was swimming in the pool at the Calder residents with Pam & Joe Calder and John, Matt, Mark, and Mary Ellis when the news hit.
Every year on the anniversary of Elvis's passing, brings back those joyous memories of swimming and hanging out with life long friends at the Calder residents.
Carol, as well as Jim, Calder will always be dearly missed.
Thank you for considering the Lee family a part of your family and may God bless you all.
Rex, Christina, Hannah, and Breanna Lee.
June 20, 2019
I well remember fist meeting carol as she popped in to check out me ,her future sister in law. Yipes I thought as I shuffled thru the apt in a scruffy bathrobe. Well ,actually I still shuffed all day in bathrobes. People must have worked so hard to put together all those photos of ever smiling Carol. Sad but fun to see all the hairdos and outfits n events with family. She was a truely wonderful loving person I can't recall a bad thought about.her No one can forget what a great cook she was n can remember her concaso. Her huge Xmas scene was a Xmas perk. Carol only showed aging abit from her kiddy photos in black n white. Carol must have sure helped my son Chris with her ""r" as there were so many in the family ... KERRY,DARCY,TRACY,CAROL,MARK,MARY.
June 14, 2019
Aunt Carol's cookies alone guarantee her a spot in Heaven! Not to mention her cheescake, pickle dip, brisket and countless other incredibly wonderful dishes and treats. We were all so incredibly lucky that she and Uncle Jim opened their home to us every day during the summers. I learned to cook chicken and burgers on the grill from her and even more precious to me was the love of swimming bestowed on us by virtue of swimming every day, ALL DAY in her backyard pool. This is a passion that remains with me today. Thank you for that Aunt Carol. You are loved and missed by your entire family.
June 9, 2019
My fondest memory of Aunt Carol can not be singled out to just one. It would have to be hundreds of thousands of memories bundled up into one. She was my second mom and on double duty when my mom (her sister) fell ill. Talking to her often, I could tell one thing for sure......she was VERY proud of her kids and her grandkids. My heart and prayers go out to you to......she will be TERRIBLY missed
June 8, 2019
I remember when I was 6 1/2 swimming with Aunt Carol in her pool. Actually she was teaching me to swim in the shallow end. My boy cousins, who were about my age and who I wanted to be with, were swimming, diving, doing flips and all sorts of terrifying and thrilling things in the deep end. Anyway, I remember Aunt Carol holding me in the water and talking to me and making me feel worldly and important asking me questions like" was I from Boston " etc. turning the fact that I dropped my Rs when I talked (and my general speech impediment) from a perceived liability to an asset. I don't have many memories of childhood, but I remember this fondly. Thank-you Aunt Carol!
June 8, 2019
My brothers and sister and I spent almost every summer day at my Aunt Carol's house and I have many pleasant memories of that time. I will always remember her fondly and she and her family are in my prayers.
June 8, 2019
My sister Carol was born 3 years after me and we were regular playmates during our early years but in contact throughout our life. My last talk with her was 2 days before her death which was a follow-up to a call the previous week. She gave no indication of a health problem during our conversations so it was a shock to learn of her death. She will be deeply missed by me and members of my family. We all loved Carol for the thoughtful and caring person she was.
June 8, 2019
When Mary and Leah were born Aunt Carol saved me. She truly was a Godsend. She came every afternoon after working and would hold, burp, and help clean up. She would play with Kayelee, who at the time was not getting much attention from me. She would give me a chance to shower. Sometimes, we would sit and she would share stories of her youth and just her daily presence helped me more than I could ever tell her. I will miss her ❤️.