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Christopher “Chris” D. Caldwell

Chris Caldwell, age 59, of Montrose, Colo., and previously of Laurens, S.C., went mountain climbing on June 17, 2017, in the San Juan Mountains of Ouray, Colo.  The Lord took him home from 13,000+ feet on Mt. Gapin while he gazed at his most loved sight; the majesty of the Rocky Mountains.  Chris was found by the Ouray Search and Rescue Team on June 19, 2017.  Chris was a well-known mountain climber, having participated in the conquering of “United Way” of Looking Glass Rock, N.C.  He had climbed the Grand Tetons, Denali in Alaska, as well as mountains in West Virginia and Canada. Funeral Services will be held at The Kennedy Mortuary in Laurens, S.C., on Saturday, June 24, at 2 p.m. with visitation from 1 to 2 p.m.  Burial will follow the service at Greenwood Memorial Gardens in Greenwood, S.C. Condolences may be expressed online at

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