Ruth "Sandy" Ann Cardamon

August 18, 1927March 31, 2021

Ruth Ann "Sandy" Cardamon, age 93, of Des Moines, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at Edencrest Assisted Living in Beaverdale.

"Sandy" was born August 18, 1927 in Mason City, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Cardamon, parents Chester and Edna (Farnum) Sanders. She is survived by daughters Michelle Hatchwell, Diana Nelson, Holly Patch; sons Jeff & Gregg Hackett and Toby Nelson (Mary) Also many grandchildren, great and great-great.

Sandy worked for all of the Bell Telephone Co’s for over 30 years. She enjoyed Arts and Crafts projects, especially silk flower arrangements. Also, she loved to tend to her flower garden every year. She and Frank moved to an A-Frame house in rural Winterset they enjoyed many years on 5 acres of land. They both enjoyed gardening and tending to landscaping around the house along with their dogs. In the last year she lived at Edencrest she loved the way she was treated by the staff and her bright south facing room, plus being able to order off a menu anything she wanted.

We will have a private burial on August 18th at McLaren’s Resthaven Cemetery.

Please leave your memories to: Toby Nelson 1012 14th Ave. SE Altoona, IA 50009

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18 August

Private Graveside Service

Resthaven Cemetery

801 19th Street
West Des Moines, Iowa


Ruth "Sandy" Ann Cardamon

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Joe Tiernan

April 9, 2021

Sandy was the brightest, most cheerful, caring, loving, and sincerest person I've had the pleasure to have known. She was so positive and always looked on the bright side of life. She was just "bubbly". Full of life and always finding joy in it. There is one less ray of sunshine in the world.
My sincerest condolences,
Joe Tiernan

Jeanne Lubavs

April 8, 2021

Sandy was a very "Happy go Lucky" person! I worked with her many years at "The Phone Company". She was a hard worker that always went the extra mile. and made it enjoyable!

Those we love don’t go away.....
They walk beside us every day....
Unseen, unheard but always near...
Still loved still missed and very dear.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Have a great time up there Sandy!!

Gregg Hackett

April 6, 2021

Family Portrait 1950

As you can see I had a beautiful mother!