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Doris (Dibbie) Blanchfield (Caldwell)

Doris Irene "Dibbie" Blanchfield Caldwell


With family at her side, our sweet wife, mother, daughter and sister, Doris Irene (Dibbie) Blanchfield Caldwell, 40, returned home October 4, 1993, after a long and courageous struggle with diabetes.

Her life began January 31, 1953 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the oldest child of Joan Thompson Blanchfield and Bert L. Blanchfield.

Dibbie was a 1971 graduate of South High School. On June 28, 1975 she married the man with whom she wanted to share her life, Stephen Caldwell. She loved sewing, doing crafts, her animals, camping with her family and decorating for holidays, her favorite being Halloween. In spite of poor health she was always helping others. The love of her life was her family. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Dibbie is survived by her husband, Steve; children, Jeremy, Angie and Christine; mother, Joan White; brother, Brian; sister, Mrs. Kerry (Nancy) Andra; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D.A. Thompson, Havana, Kansas; her father, Bert Blanchfield, his wife, Lorraine and their children, Brad and Brenda. Also 15 nieces, six nephews, three stepchildren, Kassie, Becky and Kenny; two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Michael Lloyd, and a nephew, Myles Smith.

At Dibbie's request her body was donated to science with the hope of improving treatment for those with diabetes.

The family will hold an open house Saturday, October 16, 1993, from 2-5 p.m. at 4202 South 3760 West, West Valley City, Utah.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish, may contribute to the children or American Diabetes Association of Utah, 340 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84121, in Dibbie's name.

''You are gone for a time from our lives, Dibbie, but not from our hearts.''

Published 14 October 1993 in The Salt Lake Tribune (UT)


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Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA

4 Oct 1993 (aged 40)

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03/24/12 11:32 PM #1    

Heidi Hilton (Post)

Doris was one of those really beautiful, kind people that sometimes come along in life. I always admired her, it was interesting to find out that my older brother really thought a lot of her, too. He knew her as Debbie, but by either name she was just a nice person to know.

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