Mydra Lorraine Caldwell
Mydra Caldwell was born on September 5, 1936 in Cereal, Alberta to Lloyd Shuler and Inez Gravette. She and her beloved brother, Robert Shuler, grew up in the Calgary area.
In 1957 she married the love of her life - Ray Caldwell. Their life together took them and their two children, Michael and Tara, to Seattle, Washington, and then to Hubbard, Ohio.
Mydra and her family returned to Washington in 1978, where she worked for the Washington Education Association and became known as the “voice of the WEA.” Mydra and Ray moved to Bellingham after retirement to be closer to Tara and her family.
Upon Ray’s passing in 2008, Mydra moved into the Spring Creek community, where she made many dear friends. Unfortunately, in April 2021 she was diagnosed as having cancer and passed away much too quickly the following month.
She is survived by her brother Robert Shuler of Vernon, B.C., her children Michael Caldwell of Seattle, her daughter Tara Caldwell of Bellingham, her “Ohio” son Geoff Becker of Applegate, OR, her grandchildren Spencer Wolfe of Bellingham, Avery Wolfe of Bellingham, Ian Caldwell of Seattle, Samantha Shorey-Woolley of Austin, TX, Lily Westlund of Salem, OR, and Meghan Becker of Seattle, and her great-grandchildren Annie and Gavin Westlund of Salem, OR.
In passing, she has reunited with her beloved husband Ray, her amazing best friend Deirdre Becker, and Deirdre’s daughter Lynne Shorey.