Ben Calderon

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Ben Calderon went to be with our Lord on February 16, 2021, at the age of 88, in his hometown of Waco, TX. His battle with pulmonary fibrosis over the last few months showed his courage in facing life’s challenges. Ben loved being around people, especially family and friends.

Service Information:

Graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 23, at Oakwood Cemetery with Father Benjie as celebrant.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 22, at Lake Shore Funeral Home. Due to current COVID-19 mandates, masks will be required, and limited capacities will be available

As a child, Ben decided that he was not going to let his blindness hold him back. He learned that he had a passion for music and practiced day and night learning to play the guitar. His dream was to travel to Nashville and make a name for himself. He was able to realize that dream with his then wife, Lois, as they played at the Grand Ole Opry and recorded music together. He and Lois returned to Waco to raise a family, but that did not stop them from their dream as they continued to play music around Waco and nearby towns.

Ben was preceded in death by his parents, Tino and Severa Calderon; and brothers, Edward Calderon and Robert Calderon.

He is survived by his daughter, Shelley Chaney and husband, Gary Chaney; his son, Jeffrey Calderon and wife, Royetta Calderon; his grandsons, Jeffrey Calderon, Oren Woodard, and Oliver Woodard; his brothers, Ernesto Calderon and Tino Calderon; his sisters, Mary Farmer, Julia Wilhelm, and Dolores Castillo; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

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  1. Cindy and Gary Knaus

    Jeff, Royetta and Jeffrey. We are very sorry for your loss. I loved talking to Ben over the phone the few times I was able. I loved hearing his voice. He voice was so charming. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

    • My deepiest condolences to the fam.n i remember Ben n lois when we started choir at sacred heart.those are memories to cherish forever.

  2. Baylor Scott & White Hospice

    Dear Calderon Family,
    The Baylor Scott & White Hospice team would like to extend to you our deepest sympathy. Thank you for allowing us to care for Mr. Calderon and please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Mr and Mrs Alfred Castillo

    RIP Uncle Ben from your Nephew Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Castillo from your Nephew in Florida.

  4. RIP Uncle Ben from your Nephew Mr. Alfred Castillo from Florida .God be With you.

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