Friday, October 8, 2010

Brigham Ozro Gardner: Obituary

The following was published in the Deseret News, 3 October 1957, p. B-10:

Brigham O. Gardner

AFTON, WYO--Brigham Ozro Gardner, 85, long-time Afton, Wyo., resident, died about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in a local hospital of causes incident to age.

Born: March 17, 1872, in West Jordan, a son of Archibald and Laura Althea Thompson Gardner. Married Emma Michaelson in Salt Lake Temple, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mrs. Gardner died in 1945. Two sons preceeded him in death. He has been engaged in farming and ranching in Wyoming. Active in the Church, was a high priest at time of his death.

Survivors include, sons, and daughters, Wallace Ivan, Mrs. Elmo (Laura) Draney, both of Afton, Wyo.; Arling Gardner, Gulf Port, Miss.; Mrs. Ene (Elona) Hillyard, and Dean Gardner, both of Logan; J. Obed and Orrin Gardner, Hazelton, Idaho; Lloyd Gardner, Midvale, and Mrs. John (Bonita) Hopkins, Palo Alto, Calif.; 53 grandchildren and 64 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Afton LDS Tabernacle, Bishop Max Robinson will officiate. Friends may call Friday afternoon evening and Saturday prior to services at the home of Mrs. Elno Draney in Afton. Burial will be in the Afton City Cemetery.

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