FERRON - Our loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend Lee Roy Caldwell, age 73, passed away peacefully at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center on January 16, 2014.
He was born August 15, 1940 in Ferron, Utah to Glendon and Tess Funk Caldwell.
Married Paula Fox on September 26, 1964 in Ferron, they were married for 49 years.
Lee joined the US Navy right out of high school. When he returned from the service he started working as an iron worker. He owned an auto body shop and painted cars. Lee later worked in construction and he was the general mine foreman at Consol Coal Mine for many years. His last and favorite occupation was for the U.S. Forest Service road department. He lived on the mountain four days a week building and maintaining the roads.
Lee became a member of the Emery County Sheriff's Jeep Posse. He was a valuable member of the posse because he knew every road on the mountain and desert. Lee was a certified scuba diver and repeller and was one of Ferron City's first EMT's. As a senior in high school he took state in tennis. Lee was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
His favorite things included family especially his children and grandchildren. He loved the outdoors camping, hunting, fishing, riding ATV's and his Rhino. To relax he would sit and watch westerns. Lee will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survived by his loving wife, Paula Caldwell, Ferron; son, Brook (Shelley) Smith, Ferron; daughter, Lisa (Robert) Dimick, Helper; daughter, Melanie (Jeff) Noyes, Ferron; daughter, Kelly (Lance) Anast, Orem; son, Brian (Melanie) Caldwell, Ferron; sisters, Bette Thornton, Tucson, AZ., Gwen Steward, Middleville, Michigan, Sandra (Larry) Poland, Hastings, Michigan; 12 grandchildren; five great grandchildren and two more on the way.
Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Susan Cammack; brothers in law, Mike Thornton and Lynn Steward.
Funeral Service, Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 1:00 p.m. Millsite LDS ward (35 West 200 North, Ferron). Family will receive friends Monday evening at the Millsite LDS ward from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Tuesday one hour prior to service. Interment, Ferron City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Lee online at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.