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Lois Caudell

August 5, 1931 — December 30, 2023

Bowie, MD

LOIS CAROLINE MATZ CAUDELL (Age 92)

Passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Bowie, MD Saturday, December 30, 2023. Born August 5, 1931, in Hillsboro, KS; grew up on a farm in nearby Canada, KS. Elementary school years were spent in a one-room rural school. After graduating from Hillsboro HS, accepted a position w/the Lutheran Church affiliated Armed Services Commission in Washington, DC. In 1952, started work at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) which in 1958 became the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Married Garland Winston “Dutch” Caudell Jr in 1957. Enjoyed watching Judge Judy, Family Feud and Johnny Carson and attending group lunches w/friends from the VFW, Steamfitter Retirees and Joyful Seniors.  Was an avid reader of the Washington Post, Hillsboro Star Journal and Marion Record. Her mind was sharp as a tack but her 92-year-old lungs and heart failed her. Preceded in death by parents Carl and Louise (Ebel) Matz; husband Dutch; son Kevin Winston Caudell; brothers Paul and Robert Matz; and sons-in-law Kenneth Twining and Stephen Berry. Survivors include daughters Brenda Twining, Wanda Berry and Janet Caudell (Charles Higgs); grandchildren Angela Gottula, Kurt (Melani) Twining, Brad (Leslie) Twining and 11 great grandchildren. Family will receive friends Tuesday, January 9, 10am to noon w/service to follow at Lee Funeral Home, 6633 Old Alexandria Ferry Rd, Clinton, MD. Private interment at Washington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Luminis Health Gilchrist Lifecare Institute (https://supportaamc.luminishealth.org/gilchristlifecareinstitute).

 

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