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Josephine "Jo" Owen Caldwell

March 3, 1923 — July 20, 2021

Augusta – Mrs. Josephine “Jo” Owen Caldwell, 98, passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Jo was born in Atlanta, GA, daughter of the late Clifford and Lucile Hendricks Owen. She was a longtime resident of Aiken, and member of First Presbyterian Church. As a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker, Jo loved her family with all her heart. She is survived by her daughters, Joanne Dye and Judy Hooks; grandchildren, Eurie Gene Dye, Jr., Julie Dye Prochnow, John E. Wertz, Jr., Robert Allan Wertz, Mary Jo Wertz West, and Carol Kropp Glass; 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Cmd. Robert D. Caldwell, Jr., and daughter, Nancy Wertz. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Aiken Memorial Gardens with the Reverend Holly Shoaf-O’Kula officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to First Presbyterian Church, 224 Barnwell Ave. NW, Aiken, SC 29801. SHELLHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 924 HAYNE AVE., AIKEN, SC Jo’s online guest book may be signed at To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Josephine "Jo" Owen Caldwell, please visit our flower store.


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