Friday, August 27, 2010

Robert Gardner, Sr.: Obituary

The following was published in the Deseret News, 12 December 1855, p. 8:

At his residence, Millcreek ward, Nov. 20, 1855, ROBERT GARDNER, sen., aged 74 years, 8 months and 8 days.

He was born in Renfrewshire, Scotland: was a member of the High Priests' Quorum, and was much beloved by all who knew him. He lived and died a saint, and has left a large circle of friends to mourn his departure; but they have a consolatory hope that in the regions of everlasting bliss he is enjoying the fruits of a long and virtuous life.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Delila Gardner: Obituary

The following was published in the Deseret News, 28 April 1937, p. 20:

Delila Gardner
Miss Delila (Aunt Lyle) Gardner, 79, died last night at her home in West Jordan, following a long illness.

Miss Gardner was born July 18, 1857, in Mill Creek to Archibald and Mary Livingston Gardner. Moving with her parents to Spanish Fork she attended the first school established there. At the age of eight she returned with her parents to West Jordan where she has since lived.

Active in the Church work she was president of the first Young Ladies Mutual Improvement Society organized in West Jordan, and later was Stake president. She was Relief Society Secretary for 44 years and acted as teacher in that organization. She was also a charter member in the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, Archibald Gardner Camp, serving as its first Historian.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ellen Gardner, and Mrs. Rachel Irving, West Jordan, and the following half-brothers and half-sisters: James H. Gardner, Lehi; Serenus Gardner, Orange, Calif.; Bruce Gardner, Clarence Gardner, Frank Gardner and Ozro Gardner, Afton, Wyo.; Edwin Gardner, Maryland; Wilford Gardner and Robert Gardner, Salt Lake City; Delbert Gardner, California; Rebecca Gardner, West Jordan; Mrs. Serena Andrus, Mrs. Annie Francis, Spanish Fork; Mrs. Ann Egbert, Logan, and Mrs. Lillian Widdison, Hooper.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the West Jordan Chapel by Counselor Virgil Goates.

Friends may call at the I. G. Goff Mortuary in Midvale until Sunday, and at the family home in West Jordan Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Burial will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Rachel Maria Gardner Irving: Obituary

The following was published in the Salt Lake Telegram, 29 Oct 1941, p. 23:

Rachel M. G. Irving

Mrs. Rachel Marie Gardner Irving, 87, died late Tuesday of causes incident to age at her home in West Jordan, where she had lived since that community was founded.

Mrs. Irving had been the active manager of her home and active in LDS church and community affairs.

Mrs. Irving was born in Mill Creek May 10, 1854, a daughter of Archibald and Margaret Livingston Gardner, pioneers from Canada. Mr. Gardner was builder of the first sawmills that furnished lumber for homes here. Her husband, John W. Irving, died in 1908.

She is survived by four sons and daughters, C. Leonard and A. Lee Irving, Miss Edna Irving and Mrs. Bertha Abbott, an older sister: Ellen Gardner, all of West Jordan; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Mary Ellen Gardner Gardner: Obituary

The following was published in the Salt Lake Tribune, 2 Mar 1948, p. 17:

Native of Utah,
Relief Aid,
96, Succumbs

WEST JORDAN, March 1--Mrs. Mary Ellen Gardner Gardner, 96, oldest member of the West Jordan First ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Monday at 7:40 a.m. at her residence of causes incident to age.

A resident of West Jordan 70 years, Mrs. Gardner was a charter member of the Genealogical society there and for 22 years had been president of West Jordan ward Relief society. She was a member of Archibald Gardner camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers.

She was born in Mill Creek, Feb. 17, 1852, a daughter of Archibald and Margaret Livingston Gardner. She was married to Neil L. Gardner in the Salt Lake LDS endowment house. He died about 24 years ago.

Survivors include three sons and a daughter, William, H. Clinton, Vern Gardner, and Margaret A. Gardner, West Jordan; 19 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren; the following brothers and sisters, Edwin L. Gardner, Greensborough, N.C.; Frank, Clarence, Bruce, and B. Ozro Gardner, Afton, Wyo.; Wilford Gardner, Salt Lake City; James H. Gardner, St. George; Syrenus Gardner, Orange, Cal.; Mrs. Sirena Andrus, Spanish Fork; Rebecca Gardner, West Jordan, and Mrs. Lillian Garner, Hooper.