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.