Friday, July 16, 2010

Mary Larsen Gardner: Obituary

The following obituary was published in the Deseret News, 21 Oct 1921, p. 11:

Pneumonia Fatal to Early Utah Resident

Mrs. Mary L. Gardner

Mrs. Mary Larsen Gardner, 71, a native of Denmark, died in a Salt Lake hospital Thursday of pneumonia.

When a girl of 10, Mrs. Gardner came to Utah. After becoming the wife of Bishop Archibald Gardner, she lived at West Jordan for a time but in 1890 they moved to Afton, Wyo., where she had since made her home.

Mrs. Gardner is survived by the following sons and daughters: A. Bruce Gardner, Clarence Gardner, president of Star Valley stake, E. A. Gardner and Bishop Frank Gardner, all of Afton; E. L. Gardner of Delaware; Mrs. Lillian Gardner Widdison of Hooper, Utah; and Wilford W. Gardner of 961 Ramona avenue, Salt Lake. She is survived also by a brother, Andrew Larsen, American Fork, and two half brothers, Henson Heiselt, American Fork, and Hyrum Heiselt, Provo.

Funeral services will be held in the West Jordan ward meetinghouse at 11 a.m. Monday. The body may be viewed at the home of Reuben Gardner in West Jordan prior to the services. Interment will be in Salt Lake City cemetery under the direction of S. M. Taylor & Co.

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