Royal Dahlstrom Cardon, 80, of Middleton, died Tuesday,
February 15, 1994, of natural causes at St. Luke’s Hospital in
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m.
February 18, 1994,
with the viewing from
12:30 to 1:45 p.m. at the
Caldwell Stake Center, Hwy. 30. Burial will follow at
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.