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Margaret Ann Caldwell Hartman, 94, died Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Trinity Ridge in Hickory, NC.  She was born in Andrews, NC, September 27, 1919 to the late L.O. and Lucy Caldwell.


After graduation from Andrews High School, she attended Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens.  During World War II she served in the Women’s Army Corps, achieving the rank of First Lieutenant.  After the war, she returned to Andrews where she worked as a secretary at AHS and as a teller at Citizens, then Wachovia Bank.  She was a bookkeeper for Burches Drug Store and the Andrews ABC store.


During her life she was active in many community organizations and her church, St. Andrew Lutheran Church.  She was a member and past president of the Konahetah Club, the Eastern Star and the WELCA circle.  She enjoyed golf, travel, the annual Boyer family beach trips, classic movies, but most of all the company of her many friends and family.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, E.J. Watry and Sam Hartman, her son, Boyer (Bo) Watry; and her brother and sisters, Leland Caldwell, Robert Caldwell, Betty Caldwell Wood and Martha Caldwell Rogers.


She is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Watry) Hartman Thomas and her husband Steve of Hickory, NC; daughter-in-law, Betsy L. Watry of Bozeman, MT; grandchildren: Mike Thomas and his wife Laura of Hickory, NC, Betsy Thomas O’Toole and her husband Dan of Durham, NC; great-grandchildren: Mason, Emmett, Liam and Ted Thomas, Anna and Wyatt O’Toole; sister-in-law, Priscilla Caldwell of Brevard, NC; brother-in-law, Harry Rogers of Robbinsville, NC and 13 nieces, nephews and their families, whom she adored.


Interment was held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 3, 2014 Valleytown Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Andrews, NC with the Rev. George Simmons officiating. Pallbearers were Bob Wood, Rick Davis, Matt Rogers, Andrew Reichman, Jerry Hudson, and Kenneth Hembree. The family received friends in the Cover Fellowship Hall following the service.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 882 Main Street, Andrews, NC 28901 or a charity of one’s choice.


Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews in charge of all arrangements. 

#4 Barbara El-Khouri 2014-02-10 19:22
Dear Barbie

I don't know if you remember me, but you tried to teach me to swim. I was not a good learner, but I thought you and Dusty were beautiful. I do remember shopping at your parents store downtown. My favorite item to buy was those pink snowballs. Your parents were always so friendly. I apologize for missing the service. I am praying for you all. My parents and your parents were some of the best in town;-)
#3 Anne Bristol William 2014-02-03 11:12
Dear Barbie and family, So many people loved your mother,Margaret Ann, and I am one of them. She lit up every room she walked into and every heart she touched. I am blessed to have known her! Love to all of you. Anne
#2 Helen Adams Rogers 2014-02-01 22:06
I am so sorry for your loss. Although it has been many years since I would babysit you and your brother, Boyer, I have very fond memories of this time. Your mother treated me like another daughter and I will never forget it. May God bless and comfort you during this time.
Helen Adams Rogers
#1 Mary Ann Fraley 2014-02-01 20:53
I was named Mary for my mother and Ann for Mom's best friend, Margaret Ann. It had been an honor to be named after these two great women. I loved Margaret Ann as much as my mother did. God watch over all of us.
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