Ruth Gardner passed away peacefully January 13, 2020. She is survived by her
four children, John, James, Sue Ann (David) and Becky (Ray), and two grandsons,
Matthew and James.
Ruth was born into a loving family, where everyone worked hard, had a sound
bottom of common sense, laughed, cried, and loved each other a lot. She was a
teenager during the Depression, danced at the USO during World War II and went
on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Ruth graduated from BYU taught school and met and married Calvin Gardner in
1951. For the next almost 70 years, she loved one man, lived in one house and
raised her family with great faith, joy and good cooking.
She had wonderful relatives to love, the family she grew up with, the family she
married into and the family she raised. She had true blue friends that stuck with
her throughout her life.
Ruth was blessed with a beautiful singing voice, a great looking chorus girl pair of
legs, a wonderful if sometimes inconvenient sense of humor (up till the last
month of her life she would laugh when she accomplished what she set out to
do), a loving heart, and a fierce testimony of her Savior Jesus Christ, whom she
loved and followed diligently.
Services will be Monday January 20, 11:00 at 3430 Mission Ave, Carmichael
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