Sarah LuDean Lunt Cardon, an elect lady, adoring wife, loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away into the merciful arms of heaven on September 1, 2018, in St. George, Utah.
LuDean was born in Colonial Pacheco, Chihuahua, Mexico on July, 28, 1931 to loving parents Clarence Lunt and Lavetta Cluff Lunt. She adored growing up in this mountainous, fertile valley, with her brothers and sisters, and the sheltering principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
LuDean was a happy, engaging, creative, and talented child. She was the Vice President of her Junior class in High School, as well as the charming queen for the popular Cinco de Mayo celebration, in Colonial Dublan.
She married her beloved Bob Cardon on March 7, 1950 in the LDS Arizona Temple. They are the parents of five children 16 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
LuDean’s entire life has been centered around her valiant testimony of the Savior, and her loving husband and family. Her faith and confidence in heaven and promised covenants, sustained her as well as every family member and friend who knew her. A day was not complete without charitable service to others. Even with many years of debilitating pain, she kept her kind hands busy, delivering over one hundred quilts to the Church Humanitarian Department to be distributed throughout the world. Every child and grandchild has been cuddled with a unique quilt made with her loving hands.
She is a gourmet cook, skilled seamstress, an oil painting artist, and a genius with knitting and crochet needles. Her paintings are displayed with pride throughout the family. Home harvested canned goods, and homemade jellies and jams, have graced the shelves of her pantry and been shared with every child and grandchild. She is regarded by her entire posterity as an angel mother.
LuDean served the Lord faithfully in many callings, including supporting her dear husband as Bishop, and Stake President for many years. Her journals are replete with stories of delivering homemade goods, pies, designer cakes, and rolls to appreciative family, church members, friends, and loved ones. She was often found at the computer writing histories and doing genealogical research for her kindred dead.
One of her greatest sorrows was the premature death of her beloved father when she was 7 years old. Surely the dream of her tender heart will be realized as she embraces her Savior, and is held in the arms of her adoring father, never to be parted again.
LuDean is survived by her loyal husband Emanuel (Bob) Gayle Cardon, her children, Robert Gayle and Tamera N, Cardon, of Edmond, Oklahoma, Mark L. Cardon, St. George, Utah, Marcia Cardon Bluth and Gary Bluth, Queen Creek, Arizona, C. Brent Cardon, and Marie Cardon, Lindon, Utah, and Colleen Cardon Evans and Rhett Evans, Olathe, Kansas. She is also survived by many, adoring, grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as her sisters LaRee Lunt Shaw, Sylvia Lunt Heywood, and brothers Clarence Gary Lunt and Robert Berkley Lunt; also step brothers, Elwood Taylor, and Gerald Taylor.
LuDean is preceded in death by one brother, three sisters, one grandson and one great grandson, three step sisters, one step brother, and a wonderful step father, Loren Taylor.
Funeral services for LuDean Cardon will be Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM at 879 South River Road, St. George, Utah. There will be a viewing for family and friends from 9:00 AM-10:45 AM that same day. Interment at Tonaquint Cemetery, St. George, Utah.