Friday, September 10, 2010

Rebecca G. Gardner: Obituary

The following was published in the Deseret News, 15 March 1948, p. 19:

Rebecca G. Gardner

WEST JORDAN--Mrs. Rebecca Gardner Gardner, 88, died Saturday at 9:30 p.m. at her home in West Jordan of causes incident to age.

She was a lifelong resident of West Jordan, being born there on Nov. 22, 1859, a daughter of Archibald and Mary Ann Bradford Gardner.

An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she worked in the Relief Society and was a charter member of the Archibald Gardner Camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. She was believed to be the oldest member of the West Jordan First Ward at the time of her death.

She was married to Heber L. Gardner Sept. 2, 1880, in the Salt Lake Endowment House. He died in 1937.

She is survived by five sons and four daughters: Mrs. Edna G. Hogan, Mrs. Vivian G. Richardson, Mrs. Beatrice G. Dimond, Miss Genevieve Gardner, Leo and Clive Gardner, West Jordan; H. Allan and William Louis Gardner, Salt Lake City; Bertrand F. Gardner, Burley, Ida.; eight brothers and two sisters: Syrenus Gardner, Orange, Calif.; Mrs. Syrenna G. Andrus, Spanish Fork; James H. Gardner, West Jordan; Ozra, Bruce, Clarence and Frank Gardner, Afton, Wyo.; Edwin Gardner, Greensboro, N. C.; Miss Lillian W. Gardner, Hooper, Weber County; Willford W. Gardner, Salt Lake City; 43 grandchildren and 59 great grandchildren.

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