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Ellen Wundt

Ellen Marie Wundt (Cardwell)

Friday, July 15th, 1949 - Monday, June 22nd, 2020
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Ellen Marie Cardwell Wundt, 70, of Belmont, TX, passed into heaven on June 22, 2020 after a long bout with cancer. Ellen was born on July 15, 1949 to Henry Mitchell Cardwell and Dorothy Rentz Cardwell in San Antonio, TX.

She grew up in Nixon. An excellent student, she graduated valedictorian of her class from Nixon High School in 1967. She married the dear love of her life, Jim Wundt, on September 14, 1968, and moved to Tuscon, Arizona where Jim served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. After Jim and Ellen returned to Austin, Ellen graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a degree in Nutrition Science. They moved back to Belmont in 1974 to a home Jim built for them where they resided all her life. There they enjoyed a wonderful life with dear friends Mike and Connie Bond and their family in Belmont. Jim and Ellen have two children, Angie and Kyle, who Ellen adored. She was later blessed with four wonderful grandchildren, Jeffrey, Andrew, Jackson and Ainsley.

For many years, Ellen worked as a dietitian at Warm Springs in Ottine and helped her husband run the pecan and ranching business at home. Sometimes she made more than fifty pecan pies a night, shipping the most delicious candies and pecans all over the U.S.

Ellen was a faithful member of the Belmont United Methodist Church, serving as the song leader in the Belmont United Methodist Church from 1974 until a short time before her death. She often gave the children’s sermon, always brought beautiful flowers from her yard, and came up with youth activities, celebrations, and Christmas programs. She was a very giving person—giving of her time and talents to make the world a better, more beautiful place for everyone around her. She loved cooking Sunday lunches for her family, gardening, baking, and spending time with family and friends. Her yard was always full of flowers and her garden full of squash. She and Jim loved to go out west to Fort Davis and attend the Cowboy Poetry Gatherings.

Ellen never met a stranger, and would strike up conversations with people around her. If she saw someone in need, she was the first person to help. She took care of all the people in her life, and honored family that had preceded her in death, ensuring their gravesites were always clean and adorned with flowers. She never complained and even when she was extremely ill, she still found ways to think of others. Ellen always lifted others up and counted her blessings.

Words cannot express what a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend she was. She was beautiful, extremely intelligent, and multi-talented, an artist, seamstress, florist, gardener, cook and baker who made life beautiful for everyone around her.

Ellen is survived by her adoring family; husband, James Wundt of Belmont, daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Rutty Decou of Belmont, son and daughter-in-law, Kyle and Sarah Wundt of Rockport, sister and brother-in-law, Lynne and Charlie McCarty of Grandbury, brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Billie Cardwell of Nixon, sister-in-law, Penny Cardwell of Leesville, grandchildren, Jeffrey Decou, Andrew Decou, Jackson Wundt and Ainsley Wundt. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, John Michael Cardwell, and nephew Jeffrey Cardwell.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2020 in Seydler-Hill Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 26, 2020 in the Belmont United Methodist Church with Pastor Paul Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Belmont Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Belmont Ladies Club or the Belmont United Methodist Church.

Due to current CDC and State mandates, protective measures regarding social distancing, limited attendance capacity, and use of personal protective masks will are greatly suggested for the visitation, funeral and graveside services. Those remotely symptomatic of Covid-19 are politely asked not to attend. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.
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Maisy Valenta

Posted at 07:23pm
We are extremely sad about Ellen's passing and send our hearts and prayers to the family...William and Roberta Thomas and George and Maisy Valenta

Richard and Cindy Lott

Posted at 02:16pm
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Debbie Jackson

Posted at 01:20pm
The sadness of losing such a wonderful kind wife and mother is so overwhelming to endure. Ellen will be forever in our hearts and your dear sweet family in our daily prayers as you struggle in the days to come.
May God Bless you all.
Love to all, Debbie and Johnny

Kathy Brady

Posted at 01:04pm
Sending my deepest sympathy to Jim and all the family. They just don't come any better than Ellen Wundt. Prayers to all for peace, comfort and courage.
Kathy Brady, Kingsbury, TX

Love, Steven & Bonnie Scott

Posted at 10:55am
Our deepest sympathies to the Wundt Family. Sending lots of prayers and hugs.
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