The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 7, 2013

Elton Lee Cardwell

Published 2-7-13

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Elton Lee Cardwell, 90, longtime resident of Lamont, Okla., passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Ponca City Medical Center. Elton was born Dec. 28, 1922, in Morrill, Kan., to Albert “Bert” Lee and Iva Jewel (Anderson) Cardwell.

Elton’s family moved to Lamont in 1930, where he graduated from Lamont High School.

He entered the Army Air Corps Feb. 28, 1943, serving during World War II, and was honorably discharged Feb. 25, 1946.

He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and a member of the United Methodist Church in Lamont. He also was on the Lamont Cemetery board. He worked at Conoco for 30 years as a lab tech.

Elton married Mattie Lou Dixon Nov. 7, 1942, in Reno, Nev. They celebrated 70 years of marriage. Elton said his fondest memory was of their first date on July 4, 1941.

Survivors include his wife, Mattie Cardwell; his sons, Phillip Cardwell and wife Kay of Tonkawa, Okla., Gale Cardwell and wife Janet of Liberty, Mo., and Ty Cardwell and wife Susy of Kingfisher, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives.   

Preceding him in death are his parents; a son, Mark Cardwell; and two sisters, Lila Ingvaldson and Estelle Bee Muegge.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at United Methodist Church of Lamont, Okla., with Pastor Vera Walton officiating. Interment will follow in Lamont Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson Funeral Home, Tonkawa, Okla.

Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church, 212 W. Madison, Lamont, OK 74643.

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(Submitted by family)