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Information for Royal Dahlstrom Cardon
22 August, 1913
– 15 February, 1994
From the Idaho Press Tribune

February 17, 1994

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Royal Cardon

Royal Dahlstrom Cardon, 80, of Middleton, died Tuesday, February 15, 1994, of natural causes at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, February 18, 1994, with the viewing from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. at the North Caldwell Stake Center, Hwy. 30.  Burial will follow at Middleton Cemetery.
     Royal was born August 22, 1913, in Ogden, Utah, to Anna Augusta Dahlstrom and John Royal Cardon.  The early years of his life were spent in Inkom, Idaho, where he met and married Dorothy Lucille Beckley on March 24, 1939.  They spent nearly 55 wonderful years together.  He was awarded a 4-H scholarship to attend the University of Idaho, Moscow, in 1934.  Royal and his young family farmed in Idaho and later moved to Washington for 16 years.  They then moved to Alaska where he worked as a carpenter on the Alaska Pipeline Project.  Upon retiring in 1978, he moved his family to Idaho where they settled in Middleton.  He spent his retirement years doing what he loved most, growing a bounteous garden and beautifying his home.  He served faithfully in the Latter-day Saints Church as a high priest and in many other positions, including a genealogical extraction mission with his wife, Dorothy, for 18 months.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, one brother and one great-grandson.
     He is survived by his wife, Dorothy and five children; Anna May Tucker of Nampa, Royal Stephen Cardon of Bothell, Washington, Priscilla Jane Brown of Sandy, Utah, Darcy Marie Kahler of Fairfield, California, Jonette Lucille Atkinson of Salem, Oregon; 21 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.  He will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he touched.