Elaine Ward Gardner



Elaine W. Gardner, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully October 27, 2001. She was 84 years old. Elaine was born March 11, 1917 in Woodruff, ID to Arthur M. Ward and Sarah Cecil Moss Ward. She married Ralph J. Gardner May 5, 1939 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He preceded her in death June 22, 1 996.

Elaine grew up in Malad. ID and graduated from Malad High School. From there she went on to LDS Business College, graduating in 1937. She worked for the VA Hospital in the cancer tumor registry. She earned many superior performance awards in the 30 years she was there.

Elaine was a gifted musician, playing the organ and piano throughout her life. She had many talents,- but was most gifted at doing needlepoint and crocheting. Her family members were proud recipients of many of her beautiful afghans through the years. She was active in the LDS Church and held many callings throughout her life. She devoted her life to her family and will be greatly missed.

Elaine is survived by two daughters and a son, Sharon Howes, West Valley City, UT, Martin R. (Ann) Gardner, Lincoln, NE; Janice (Jim) Tabish, Magna. UT; 1 4 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Wanda Wharton, Theda Pilgrim, both of Malad, ID, Faye (Khalil) Hansen, Brigham City, UT. Preceded in death by brother, A. Lynn Ward; and sisters, Thelma Price, Dorothy Knorr.

Services will be Wed. Oct 31, 12 noon. Cannon LDS Fifth Ward chapel. 1 400 S. 1 250 W. Friends may call Tues. 6-8 p.m. Memorial Estates Mortuary, 6500 S. Redwood Rd, and one hour prior to services at the Church. Interment. Memorial Estates Cemetery.

Elaine’s family would like to express our sincere thanks and love to Charlie and Theresa Rawlins, and to the staff at Deuel Creek Country Assisted Living in Centerville. Though our Mother was there only a short time, the love and care she was given will never be forgotten

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