SEGUIN, Texas — Services will be at the Green Mountain Chapel of Randolph on Friday, July 26, at 1 p.m. for Barbara Ellen Caldwell, 66, who passed away July 8 at her home. Rev. Ronald E. Rilling will officiate. Interment will follow at Randolph Center Cemetery. There are no calling hours.
She was born Dec. 16, 1946, in Hanover, N.H., daughter of Conrad and Grace (Dunbar) Caldwell of South Randolph.
She attended schools in New York and the Randolph area. She graduated from Braintree-Randolph Union H.S. in 1964. Barbara was the recipient of the Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow Scholarship. Barbara attended UVM and received a bachelor’s of arts in drama in 1973. She later attended Auburn University and received a Master of arts in communications in 1977.
She was the former wife of Santos Padilla of Cromwell, Conn. Her working career spanned the United States and abroad. Barbara worked in Vermont, Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Virginia and Florida. She held positions as a district buyer, a human resource director and three vice president positions. She received the Business Woman of the Year Award from the England Based Alexander Proudfoot consulting firm while living in Florida.
Barbara loved to cook and travel. She visited Asia, Australia and South America. She was active in the church community and had been a member of 4-H and a camp counselor at Camp Downer in Vermont.
Survivors include: a son Marcell Padilla and wife Laura of Maryland; two grandchildren Catie and Maggie Padilla also of Maryland; a mother Grace Caldwell of South Randolph; a brother Conrad Caldwell of Brookfield; a sister Sally Caldwell of South Randolph; a brother Stephen Caldwell and wife Peggy of Barre; a cousin Mike Merryfield and wife Avis of Salem, N.H., and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her father Conrad Caldwell; and sister-in-law Bertha Caldwell.
Barbara was a loving parent and a caring and giving Christian. She will be missed by friends and family.
Contributions can be made in her name to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.
Arrangements are being handled by Days Funeral Home in Randolph.
Online condolences may be left at www.dayfunerals.com.
This obituary first appeared in the July 25, 2013 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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