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Death: Virginia W. Gardner

Virginia Williams Gardner, 90, of Spanish Fork, Utah, died Saturday, February 7, 1998 at the home of her daughter in Riverton.

She was born on June 3, 1907 in Greenville, Utah, the daughter of George R. and Dora Murdock Williams. She married Archibald B. Gardner on October 15, 1927 in Nephi, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple in 1929. He died on February 13, 1985. She was educated in Blackfoot, Idaho where she graduated from High School. She worked as a clerk at Christensen's Department Store for many years. She sang with the Spanish Fork Choralettes. Her passion was musicals featuring Janeatte McDonald and Nelson Eddy or Mario Lanza as well as Lawrence Welk and Al Jolson. She was an avid reader.She was a member of the LDS Church, served in the Name Extraction Center for many years, led Relief Society Singing Mothers for many years, and served an LDS Stake Mission to Birdseye and Thistle.

Survivors include three sons and three daughters, A. Barclay (Renee) Gardner, of West Valley City; Janice Stewart, of Bountiful, Utah; Alan W. (Carole) Gardner, of Spanish Fork; David W. (Charlene) Gardner, of Provo; Sharon (Dennis) Hope, of Riverton; Janeal (Keith) Light, of Reno, Nevada; 30 Grandchildren; one brother and three sisters, Margaret Olsen, of Salt Lake City; Dora Blake, of Laverkin, Utah; Lola Glazier, of Hurricane, Utah; George R. Williams, of Enterprise, Utah. She was preceded in death by her husband, granddaughter, Mary Gardner, and son-in-law, Charlie Stewart.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 10, 1998 at 11 a.m. in the Spanish Fork 9th LDS Ward Chapel, 90 South Main, Spanish Fork. Friends may call at the Walker Mortuary, 187 South Main, Spanish Fork on Monday evening 6-8 p.m. or Tuesday at the Ward Relief Society Room one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery.

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