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