John ‘Jack’ Cardwell


(March 10, 1929 -  March 29, 2017)

John “Jack” Cardwell, longtime Powell resident, and Navy veteran, passed away at the VA hospital in Sheridan, Wyoming, on March 29th.

Jack is survived by his son, John Cardwell Jr., and three grandchildren, Alex, Sean, and Rachael Cardwell.

Jack is also survived by his lifelong best friend Mr. William “Billy” Johnstone, whom he respected endlessly and loved like a brother.

Per his request, Jack’s ashes were interred at the Wyoming Veterans Cemetery in Evansville, Wyoming in solitude.

Jack’s life mattered!

He was a friend to all whom he met, and in return for his kindness, he was loved by many.

Jack was an exceptionally honorable and caring man. He was a loving husband, a great father, and a grandfather who loved each of his grandchildren dearly.

Born on a ranch in the remote Pedro mountains on March 10, 1929, into a pioneering Wyoming family, Jack loved Wyoming and was justifiably fiercely proud of his heritage.

Subsequent to serving in the Navy, Jack made his professional career as a master metal craftsman who took great pride in his work.

Jack’s family would greatly appreciate donations in his name to Fisher House in Denver, Colorado. Fisher House provides housing, and other support, to the families of hospitalized veterans.

Jack was a humble man who wanted no fanfare upon his passing.

However, Jack loved life and the quality people he surrounded himself with.

Jack was known for his kindness to others. He loved racing, brightly colored western shirts, honky tonks, and honky tonk music. He shared a particularly strong love of Johnny Cash with his granddaughter.

To honor his loving spirit, there will be a joyous celebration of his life!

The time, date, and location of the celebration of Jack’s life is to be determined.

All whom have known Jack are invited to celebrate his life.

Please email for updates on the details of the celebration of Jack’s life.

Godspeed Jack!

“Walk the Line”