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Donated by: Shelley Lewis
Published in the Fresno Bee, Fresno, CA on 1/25/2007
Lula Mae was the third of five daughters born to John Ewing Cardwell and
Rebecca Ballou Cardwell. She was born on October 12, 1906, in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Lula met and married Virgil Wall in Springdale, Arkansas in 1926. They traveled with
their infant daughter, her parents and two younger sisters to California in 1927 to make their home
in the Kerman area. Lula and Virgil were farmers, raising cotton, alfalfa and dairy cattle. Hard
work and honesty were factors that they based their life on and that they took for granted. Lula's
life was spent in caring for others. She was the family caretaker when illness overtook any member
of the family, caring for her father, her mother, her children, her husband and grandchildren. She
loved having her grandchildren around her. Lula was a member of the Kerman United Methodist
Church. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, James Virgil Wall; her son, James T. Wall;
and her four sisters, Crystal Ramsey Camp, Viola Logan and Leoma Allen of Visalia and
Marie Von Flue of Fresno, formerly of Kerman. Lula Mae was also predeceased by her grandson,
John Billy Levi Wall; and great-grandson, Mark Douglas Tandy. She is survived by the following
family members who dearly loved and appreciated her: daughter, Betty Arnold of Fresno; daughter-in-law,
Jeanne Wall of Fresno; and the following grandchildren, Pat Long, Ken Crouch and his wife Susan,
Diane Iverson and her husband Doug, Barbara Tandy and her husband Michael, Steven Crouch, Susan
Andresen and her husband Emil, Thomas Wall and his wife Patsy, Amy Ragan and her husband
Tom, Jennifer McPhail and her husband Larry, Mary Rodriguez and her husband Felix and Michael Wall
and his wife Marie. She is also survived by loving stepgrandchildren, Paulette Peterson, Linda Wolfe-Vestal
and her husband Paul, John Corbin, David Corbin and Becky Hinson and her husband Bernie.
There are 35 surviving great-grandchildren and 36 great-great grandchildren who will miss their
Grandma Wall very much. Many five generation pictures were taken, the latest at her 100th birthday
party in October 2006. Visitation will be held at Chapel of the Light on Friday, January 26, 2007,
from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Chapel of the Light, Fresno, on Saturday,
January 27, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Fresno Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the Kerman United Methodist Church, 3095 N. Madera Ave., Kerman,
CA 93630. CHAPEL OF THE LIGHT Funeral Home Fresno 559-233-6254