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Drew Oswald Caldwell

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With heavy hearts, we say goodbye to Drew Caldwell, a man of many passions and talents who lived life on his own terms. At 50, he leaves behind a legacy colored by his love for art, nature, and the night sky. Drew found solace in the outdoors and was drawn to the mysteries of the night. He had a wanderlust that took him to far-off places, always seeking new adventures and friendships. As a former bartender, he was a master at leading and talking to others but also cherished his alone time. He will be missed by friends left behind in many places, from the Oregon coast to the Costa Rica beaches to the Arkansas mountains. His artistic talents shone through the cartoons and posters he created, leaving his mark on those who admired his work. He enjoyed sending caricatures and silly cartoons to his family. He loved the challenge of the daily Jumble puzzle, a simple pleasure that brought him joy every morning. The Hot Springs parks became his second home and the colorful characters, including Saturday Market vendors and his favorite squirrels and turtles, became his second family. Though he preferred solitude, Drew enjoyed the company of friends and had a zest for life that was infectious. His absence will be felt deeply by all who knew him. As we mourn his passing, let us remember Drew for the vibrant spirit he was and the beauty he brought to the world through his art and love for adventure. May he find peace under the stars and streetlights that he so enjoyed. Drew is reunited with his beloved brother, Brig Caldwell; and his grandparents, Evelyn and Harry Oswald, and D.P. and Margret Caldwell. He lives on in the hearts of his parents, Suzanne and David Ross, and David and Diane Caldwell; as well as those of his siblings, Quinn, Marlo, and Preston and Hannah Caldwell; nieces, Wynne James, Poppy and Sage McCoy, Aly and Zoe Caldwell; and nephew, Reed A. James. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Eleanor Klugh Jackson House for Crisis Intervention in Hot Springs. www.jacksonhouse.org/donate-now/

Published April 3, 2024

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