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Dock Shelton Cardell
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Birth: Jun. 3, 1916
Death: Jul. 10, 2011

Dock Shelton Cardell was born June 3, 1916 at Snyder, Scurry, Texas. He died July 10, 2011 at his home at Foresthill. He was cremated.

He was the second son of William Thomas Cardell findagrave # 17678268 and Ella (Peacock) Cardell findagrave # 24421884. Dock was a unique character who was dearly loved my almost everyone who knew him.

Always with a smile, or a joke. Doc worked for the mines at Lordsburg, in the 1930's. He was a "Jack of all trades"......he did what it took to make a living. He worked as a cowboy, lived in line shacks, built fence. Doc said that when they were working on ranches, you worked from sunup to sundown......he made $1.00 or $2.00 a day for the privelige of doing that. He would repair and build fences, would stay a couple of months at a time, and maybe make $60 per month. He thought he was rich!

He worked for the railroad in Calif. Citrus Heights where he and Loretta raised their children. He was wonderfully gifted at handcrafts, making beautiful jewelry and funny figurines.
One thing Dock always said when parting company was "So Long" and never "goodbye".

He was married to the love of his life, and only wife, Loretta Hunter in 1942 at Deming, New Mexico, and became the wonderful loving father and family man that he was. He lost his lovely Loretta in 1971, and she is buried here at Sylvan as well. Dock continued on, raising his family without her, his greatest loss.

Three of their sons are deceased, Lloyd, Tommy and Johnny. (Tommy is buried here beside his mother, Loretta) Three daughters and one son, and many family members are left to mourn his loss. Three sisters and one brother remain of his siblings, of a family of 13.
The many stories and facts of Dock's life could fill a book! I would love to add more at a later time.

Always "SO LONG" never Good-Bye.......
Family links: 
  William Thomas Cardell (1886 - 1950)
  Ella Peacock Cardell (1892 - 1959)
  Loretta Mae Hunter Cardell (1926 - 1971)*
  William Thomas Cardell (1950 - 1974)*
  Charles T. Cardell (1914 - 1988)*
  Dock Shelton Cardell (1916 - 2011)
  Opal Mae Cardell Humphrey (1918 - 2003)*
  John H Cardell (1920 - 2001)*
  Mildred Frances Cardell Caudill (1922 - 1969)*
  Mary Dorena Cardell Dungan (1923 - 2011)*
  Murel E Cardell (1925 - 1944)*
  Lola Faye Cardell McGovern (1927 - 2014)*
  Ursie Uvalde Cardell (1932 - 1932)*
  Billy Marlin Cardell (1933 - 1967)*
*Calculated relationship
Sylvan Cemetery
Citrus Heights
Sacramento County
California, USA
Maintained by: Nancy
Originally Created by: Nephele
Record added: Oct 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99463936
Dock Shelton Cardell
Added by: Nancy
Dock Shelton Cardell
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Dock Shelton Cardell
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Always missing this wonderful man!!!
- Nancy
 Added: Jul. 17, 2016
You are missed grandpa. Thank you for always keeping in touch all those years mom didn't want Lloyd to know where we were. I wish we could have spent more time together.
- Gary Allen Cardell
 Added: Jun. 1, 2016

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