Obituary: William J. Gardner
April 15, 2008
William J. Gardner of Granby passed away in Aurora on April 12, 2008 at the age of 76.
He was born on June 10, 1931 in Leon, Iowa to Lynn W. and Hazel M. (Lewis) Gardner.
He served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy and Air Force. In June 1964, he was united in marriage to Katherine “Katie” Hill at Walden. He worked for many years with Mountain Bell, the Henderson Mine, Town of Granby, and most recently Ace Hardware.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister Florence Layne and a brother Gary Gardner.
William is survived by his wife, Katie, his children Wayen D. Gardner and wife Sylvia, Rhonda L. May, Terri A. Mauiro and husband Mike, Rebecca D. Giuliano and husband Leonard, Kevin H. Gardner, William J. Gardener and wife Mary, and Jason W. Gardner and wife Amanda; his brother Doyle Gardner; 19 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Many nieces and newphews and beloved friends also survive him.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2008 at the Middle Park High School in Granby with Pastor Joelle Suel officiating.
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Burial will be in the Hill Family Cemetery. Memorial donations may be sent in William’s Home to the Colorado State Veteran’s Home – Heritage Right, 1919 Quentin St., Aurora, CO 80011. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of Foran-Schoenfeld Mortuary – Hot Sulphur Springs.