Vesta Helen Gardner died peacefully in her sleep 2 January 2015. She was born 25 September 1933 to Wayne Forsyth Gardner and Helen Nelson Carter of Lund, Nevada. She was the second of five children. Her parents and brother Robert Lafayette Gardner and 3 grandchildren predeceased her: Krystal Grantham, Jesse Grantham and Hannah Marie Clements. Surviving her are her siblings: Elbert (Kathleen) Gardner, Sherril Passey, and Mary Ann Hearn all of Mesa, AZ and a sister in law Marcia Gardner Fagan of Show Low, AZ. Her eleven children: Cherie (Stan) Rawlings of SLC, UT, Aaron (Kimberly) Gardner of Temecula, CA, Karen (Dirk) Cline of Provo, UT, Alaine (Paul) Bracken of El Paso, TX , Janelle (Don) Grantham of Madera, CA, Lori Ann Gardner of Provo, UT, Denelle (Bob) Bledsoe of Temecula, CA, Alice (Dale) Meredith of Syracuse, UT, Bobi (Ben) Gehret of Naples, FL, Tawyna (Randy) Wood of Temecula, CA, and Abram (Merivale) Gardner of Soquel, CA. She has 56 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren with 4 more on the way. 23 of her children & grandchildren have served LDS missions. Her highest priority was teaching the gospel to her children and everyone she met. She treasured her membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She loved music and genealogy. Her funeral will be held Saturday, in the Lund, NV LDS chapel 10 January 2015 2:00 pm.
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