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Claudette Kay "Sue" Caudell


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Claudette Kay "Sue" Caudell

Claudette Kay "Sue" Caudell, 69, of Rock Springs passed away July 12, 2015 at her home. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Caudell passed away suddenly.

She was born on April 4, 1946 in Wallace, Idaho, the daughter of the late Douglas W. Smith and Jean Hise.

Caudell attended schools in Kemmerer and graduated from Kemmerer High School with the class of 1964.

She married Delbert Alan Caudell in Kemmerer on March 12, 1964 and he preceded her in death on Dec. 27, 1993.

Caudell and her late husband Alan owned and operated Flaming Gorge Sheetmetal, but over the past few years had worked for the Chamber of Commerce as a bookkeeper and was on the board of directors for CHC.

Survivors include one son, Ken Caudell and wife Renee of Rock Springs; two daughters, Caroline Weskamp and husband Ken of Rock Springs and Christy Keller of Denver; two brothers, Robert "Butch" Smith of Tucson, Ariz. and Lonnie "Pete" Smith and wife Char of Kemmerer; one sister, Linda Hahn of Layton, Utah; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Doug and Jean Smith and husband Alan Caudell.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Monday at Saints Cyril Methodius Catholic Church, 633 Bridger Avenue, Rock Springs. Father Emilio Cabrerra will officiate. Friends may call on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at Vase Funeral Chapel, 154 Elk Street in Rock Springs and again on Monday at Vase Chapel, one hour prior to services.

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