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Obituary: Evva V. Gardiner

Evva V. Gardiner 1913 ~ 2005 Evva V. Gardiner, age 92, died September 24, 2005 surrounded by her loving family members. She was born March 12, 1913 to Otto Thomas Varney and Mildred Gray in American Fork, Utah. She was married June 1, 1940 to Alma A. Gardiner in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She was a loving woman of vigor and vitality, the ultimate example of service, generosity, and strength of faith and testimony. Served an LDS mission to the Western States. Spent her life in service to the LDS Church in the Relief Society and the Young Women's programs. Working from age 15 to 75 as a loyal secretary. Serving lovingly all her life as a wife, devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, and neighbor. She was a knitter, a quilter, and a seamstress always for others. Survived by her two daughters, Mrs. Barlow (Margaret) L. Packer, and Mrs. Brian (Paula Ann) L. Smith; 11 grandchildren; and 23 great-grand-children; a brother, Richard Varney; a half-sister, Mrs. David (Alice) Gillepsie; and two stepbrothers, Wendell and Carl Chipman. Graveside service will be held at Wasatch Lawn, 3401 S. Highland Dr. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. Family members may be greeted at the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary from 1-1:45p.m. The family wishes to give special thanks to the many who so lovingly cared for Evva at Crosslands Healthcare Center and to the Life Path Hospice and family care members.