Vail Daily obituary: Michelle Caldwell, 1966-2016 |

Vail Daily obituary: Michelle Caldwell, 1966-2016

Michelle Lynn Caldwell, 50, passed away July 11, 2016 at Rose Medical Center in Denver surrounded by family and friends.

Michelle was born in Inglewood, California, on Jan. 3, 1966. She attended Thunderbird High School in Phoenix and graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in economics. She was employed by IBM for the past 10 years. Michelle traveled the globe and recently had gone on a safari to Africa that she especially enjoyed. In the winter, Michelle could be found on the slopes in and around Vail and on Sundays attending or watching a Denver Broncos football game. Michelle also enjoyed golfing and fishing near her home in Edwards and spending time with friends near the ocean in Santa Barbara, California.

Michelle loved many things but most of all, she was a lover of life and faced her challenges with bravery, beauty and grace.

Michelle leaves behind her beloved pets, her life partner, Judy La Spada, her brother, Darren (Renee), her parents, Richard and Sandra, and her longtime best friend Val Simpson. Michelle also leaves behind a large circle of friends that will miss her beautiful smile and her kind soul.

Funeral Mass for Michelle will be held in Denver at Good Shepherd Catholic Church on Friday at 11 a.m. Please share your condolences by signing the guestbook at

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