Lloyd Vernon Cardwell, 88

December 16, 1928-October 12, 2017

Lloyd Vernon Cardwell was born Dec. 16,1928 in Willis Kansas to John and Verna Cardwell. Vernon and brother Dean moved with the family to Wabash,Nebraska. The boys enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and riding bicycles.

The family moved to Buckeye,Az. where he graduated from Buckeye Union High School. He was drafted into the Army during the Korean War and served in Alaska in the Polar Bear Division. He graduated from Arizona State University with a master’s degree. Vernon retired from his first job out of college as a middle school teacher in Douglas. He also served many years as a state school representative. He attended Bible Baptist Church, enjoyed rockhounding , spelunking , going to auctions and traveling the United States. Memorial  services will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017-6:00 PM with Pastor James Pitts at the Douglas, Visitor Center 345-16th Street, Douglas, AZ 85607. Burial to follow in the Louis B. Hazelton Memorial Cemetery Buckeye, Maricopa County, Arizona 23100 W. Broadway Road, Buckeye, AZ 85326. Care entrusted to Alex Espinosa Bisbee Funeral Home, 520-432-4242.