Mary Virginia “Ginny” (Cochrane) Caldwell

Mary Virginia “Ginny” (Cochrane) Caldwell, 74, of Roanoke Rapids, N.C. died Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Halifax Regional Medical in Roanoke Rapids after an illness of the past several months.She was born in Clearfield on Sept. 7, 1939 to the late Harry and Mary (Shannon) Cochrane.In 1947 the family moved to St. Mary where Ginny attended the Sacred Heart Grade School and graduated from the St. Marys Central High School in 1957.In 1958 she married Alfred Caldwell of Johnsonburg who preceded her in death.Ginny spent most of her working years in Newport News, Va. where she worked for BASF as a procurement secretary. Upon retirement from there she worked as a secretary in Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News.She loved to read, do cryptograms, and watch John Wayne movies. Playing cards was her specialty. If you were the pilgrim in her game say good bye.She is survived by two daughters, Rose Harris and her husband Daniel “Danny” of Roanoke Rapids N.C., and Wendy Moore and her husband Paul of Newport News Va.,; and her son, Alfred “Alfie” Caldwell Jr. and wife Cindy (Thompson) of Sandston, Va.In addition she is survived by a sister, Ethel Margaret “Penny” Ford and her husband M.R. “Sonny”; and a brother, Harry “Laddie” Cochrane and wife Aurelia (Ford); and five grandchildren, Daniel, Evan, Jessica, Melissa and Melody. Her prolific family also produced several great-grandchildren.She was her family’s guiding light and her presence is sorely missed by all.Ginny elected for cremation. A burial site has yet to be determined. A family memorial service is tentatively set for June 6.