Ann Cogswell Caldwell passed peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, on to greener pastures after 79 years of a full, joyful and wonderful life. Ann was born on July 17, 1941 to Dr. and Mrs. Wilton Cogswell Jr. and grew up with her five siblings: Joan, Buster, Dave, Sally and Gary. She attended St. Lawrence University and Colorado College. An artist, equestrian, mother and grandmother, Ann is survived by her husband, John R. (Jack) Caldwell. Ann and Jack were married in 1962 after a chance encounter wherein they collided on the ski slopes of the Broadmoor and fell in love, then and there. Ann and Jack were married nearly 59 years and spent their lives together exploring the world. The two had the fortune of venturing to many different countries and many states throughout the US, traveling by boat, car, and horseback. As a sailor’s wife, Ann got to spend many days of her life at sea when she and her family embarked on new adventures.
Ann and Jack have three children: Kimberly Ann Caldwell, Heather Anders (husband Greg Anders), and Rob Caldwell (wife Joanna Caldwell). Ann was always her grandchildren’s biggest supporter and they will forever miss her presence: Tunkie Saunders, Matthew Anders, Francie Saunders, Phoebe Anders, Harry Caldwell, Charlie Caldwell, and Zachary Williams
Ann was known for her sharp wit, style, ability to make beautiful flower arrangements even from weeds, her love for the outdoors, admiration of her family, and affinity for any and all animals. She spent her life creating watercolor paintings featuring quiet winter mornings, mountain streams and sunset skies. More times than you can count Ann rescued an animal in need, ranging from an abandoned fawn to a flightless hummingbird. She spent many a weekend riding and caring for her horses, most notably Topi and Cricket. Patiently, Ann waited a year for her horse to have a foal, visiting her almost every day, eager to have a new life to care for. Each summer, Ann and Jack spent their time in the Big Horn Wyoming mountains in their cabin, tucked away in the peaceful pine forests. In those summer days you could find Ann riding horseback, identifying every wildflower along her trail, watching wild moose swim in the lake, laughing with her grandchildren, and cooking alongside her family and close friends.
Ann was a member of St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church. She cherished the time she spent with her close friends and the Fayetteville, Tennessee couples that came together year after year to celebrate their anniversaries. Ann planted and nurtured a magnificent, tiered shade-garden with a carpet of Lenten Roses. It was a place of beauty and solace where she could be in touch with nature with her beloved dog Sally Brown by her side.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to St. Mary Magdalene’s Church or a charity of your choice.