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Ellen Clymena Sanders Cardon
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Birth: Jan. 14, 1874
Sanpete County
Utah, USA
Death: Oct. 8, 1953
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

Ellen Clymena Sanders is the daughter of Jane Gibson Sanders and John Franklin Sanders.

She married Louis Paul Cardon October 9, 1895 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Ellen was born and raised in Fairview, Utah and in about 1879, when Ellen was about five years old, her family moved to St. George, Utah. It was at St. George that Ellen was confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by her father, John Franklin Sanders, after being baptized by Bishop Granger on the 14th of January, 1882. That was also the year they emigrated to the mountain cattle ranges of Arizona. Her father, Louis Paul Cardon, had been called to settle Tonto Basin, now Giselia, Gila County, Arizona. They were joined by a number of relatives and friends, making a company of a dozen or more wagons. They took three months to make the 300-mile trip.

Until Mrs. Carrie Stanton (dearly loved by Ellen all the days of her life) came into Tonto from New York with her health seeking husband, Ellen's schooling had consisted of two or three months in that many years. Mrs. Stanton must have been quite a remarkable woman. She inspired Ellen with ambition to prepare for the teaching and coached her in that preparation.

Globe, the County seat, was a long trip by wagon or horseback from Tonto, one that could not be undertaken by a young girl at any time alone, and it was in the middle of Winter when people avoided travel if possible. She almost gave up hope of going. The day before the examination was to begin, in answer to her prayers, a neighbor told her it had become necessary for him and his wife to make the trip to Globe in spite of the weather, and she could go with them.

After two days of examinations, Ellen was awarded a teacher's certificate good for two years that was renewed for another two years. Ellen went on to make quite a record with her teaching. She taught almost steady from 1891-1892 to 1928-1929 in different counties in Arizona, about thirty-one years, including ten years in Mexico.

At Tucson, John Metz, mother's classmate at Tempe, asked to be allowed to send for her credits in lieu of the certificates left in Mexico. In a letter Mr. Metz had received President Matthews of Tempe said it was routine to have his secretary send out these requests, but when she called his attention to mother's record, he told her that the president of the school should personally have the honor of sending out such a record. So he did.

She was active as a leader in church activities practically all her life. In Mexico she served on the M.I.A. Stake board in the Juarez Stake. She worked again on the Maricopa Stake board of the M.I.A. in 1928. From 1932 to 1939, she was in the Relief Society on the Maricopa Stake board as Visiting Teacher's Leader. Sister Shupe remarked that she was excellent as a leader and was so much fun. And, of course, she taught many classes in various auxiliary organizations. Her most long-term activity was teaching school. She was quite active in the 4-H Club in Tucson and Glenbar, receiving a medal for this work of which she was very proud.

Ellen Clymena Sanders Cardon, 79 years old, died October 8, 1953 at her home, due to heart disease and emphysema. She had been school teacher and housewife. Her residence was 52 1/2 South Lesueur.

Funeral arrangements handled by Meldrum Mortuary.

-From her own writing, Lucille Cardon Matthews' History, and Katie Cardon Webb memories and Ellen's death certificate.
MESA - Mrs. Ellen C. Cardon, 89, died yesterday in her homeat 52 1/2 S. LeSueur St. following a long illness.

Survivors include a son, Louis S. of Pueblo, Colorado; four daughters, Mrs. Lucille C. Matthews of Live Oake, California; Mrs Katie C. Webb of Pueblo; Mrs. Gretta C. Larsen of Silver City, New Mexico; and Mrs. Isabella Hunt of Mesa; and 13 grandchildren.

Arizona Republic, Friday, October 9, 1953
Ellen Clymena Sanders Cardon, 79, a resident of Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona for 26 years, died at 5 a.m. October 8, 1953 at her residence, 52 1/2 South Lesueur, Mesa, of heart disease due to pulmonary fibrosis. She has been a resident of Arizona for 41 years.

She was born January 14, 1874 in Fairview, Utah to Jane Gibson Sanders and John Franklin Sanders. She married Louis Paul Cardon October 9, 1895 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ellen was a school teacher and housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband who died in 1947.

Interment was made in the City of Mesa Cemetery on October 12, 1895. Meldrum Mortuary handled the funeral arrangements.

-death certificate 
Family links: 
  John Franklin Sanders (1830 - 1896)
  Jane Gibson Sanders (1842 - 1929)
  Louis Paul Cardon (1868 - 1947)
  Louis Sanders Cardon (1901 - 1988)*
  Isabelle Cardon Hunt (1908 - 1971)*
  Nancy Irene Sanders Cox (1856 - 1916)**
  John Franklin Sanders (1858 - 1912)**
  Mary Eliza Sanders Thompson (1861 - 1940)**
  Amanda Elizabeth Sanders (1863 - 1864)**
  Phebe Jane Sanders Jones (1865 - 1950)*
  Martin Henry Sanders (1866 - 1891)**
  Amanda Ann Sanders (1867 - 1868)*
  Thomas Alma Sanders (1868 - 1934)**
  Olive Loretta Sanders Pritchett (1870 - 1963)**
  David Darius Sanders (1873 - 1952)**
  Ellen Clymena Sanders Cardon (1874 - 1953)
  Joseph Myron Sanders (1876 - 1944)*
*Calculated relationship
City of Mesa Cemetery
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
Plot: Block 498, Lot 1, Grave 7
Created by: Rhonda
Record added: Apr 20, 2008
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Ellen Clymena <i>Sanders</i> Cardon
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