Samuel Albert Cardona
December 20, 1953  -  May 12, 2018

Samuel Albert Cardona

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Roswell, NM  88203
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Sammy Cardona passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday May 12, 2018.

He was born December 20,1953 to Chris Cardona Calacion and Cruz Cardona, both of whom preceded him in death.

Sammy is survived by his wife of 36 years, Penney Goodall Cardona; son Kris Cardona (Michelle); brother Ernest Cardona (Clara); sister Sally Beatty (Gary); brother in law William R. Goodall (Wilma); nieces Regina, Stephanie, Carey, Libby, Ruthie, Teresa; nephews Ernie, J.C., Brad, John.

He was also preceded in death by his father-in-law William L Goodall and mother-in-law Peggie L. Goodall.

Per his request, no services will be held at this time. His ashes will be scattered in the mountains, which he loved. His wishes were that he be remembered in life.

“This is not goodbye but merely rest in peace until we meet again in Heaven ”


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  1. Marty
    , NM

    I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering or death (John 5:28-29 & Revelation 21:4).

  2. Margarita Zavala
    Roswell, NM

    I’m so sorry to hear about Mr. Cardona passing. He was such a nice man and I fill blessed to have met him. I so remember the conversations we had about the UFC. I send prayers to Mrs Cardona that she may find strength through these difficult times.

  3. Roger & Jolynn Willmon
    Roswell, NM

    So sorry to hear about My Great friend Sam, Sam helped my get my first Bull out of the woods in 2007, he would do anything for you, I will miss him as if he was my Brother.till we meet again Sam.

  4. Rita Fisher & Leo Dodd
    Roswell, NM

    What a wonderful and gentle man. I know we will all miss him greatly. Prayers to the family.

  5. Tony & Janie Mendoza
    Roswell, NM

    Sammy we will miss you greatly you were a good cousin. May the Lord bless you and keep you in his arms. Rest in peace cousin.

  6. Steve & Linda Crumley
    Ocala, FL

    Dear Penny & Kris, We will always remember what good neighbors you all were when we lived in Roswell. We truly enjoyed our many chats over the fence and visits with you. Sam will be truly missed, but we know there's no more suffering, and we'll be seeing him in Heaven one day.

  7. Johnny & Anna Chavez
    Roswell, NM

    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Sammy. We would like to express our condolences to all the family he will be greatly missed.

  8. Patrick & Teresa Barncastle
    Roswell, NM

    Penny & Chris; Although no words can really help to ease your loss, know that you are in our thoughts. Upon hearing of Sam's passing, I have relived the hunting trips and frequent visits had. I will always cherish the memories. What a wonderful friend.. I will miss him tremendously.

  9. Pat & Teresa Barncastle
    , NM

  10. Francine george
    Roswell, NM

    We will miss you Sam ♥️

  11. Rose Sadler
    Evansville, IN

    His obituary is beautiful Penney. I did not know Sammy personally I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but I know that you could not have been with anyone for that many years and him have not been a great man. I am so sorry for your loss please know that you're in our prayers sending you big hugs.

  12. Ruth Wise
    Bradenton, FL

    I will never forget your smile and your gentleness. Rest in peace my friend.

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