Corvallis - Kenneth Clarence Gardner, 103 of Corvallis passed away Saturday December 26, 2020 at home surrounded by his family. He loved having his family around visiting and being with his family, friends, and neighbors.
Born October 4, 1917 to Hugh Vernon Gardner and Laure Mae Stanger in Salem Utah. They moved from Utah to Idaho Falls Idaho.
He attended school thru the 8th grade. Just started high school and decided it wasn't for him and quit. Started working for his Uncle Herm in the construction business.
Married Juanyta Jones having one son Jack. They divorced after his returning from the Army.
He was working for Burggraaf Construction, when stopping at a cafe in Sugar City Idaho for some lunch, meeting the love of his life Lois Eva Bird. Marrying June 14, 1947 in St Anthony Idaho. He has 4 children Eileen (Kendall) Jenkins, Albert Donna) Gardner, Shirleen (Mark) Hibbert, Lorraine Best. He has 15 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and 1 on the way.
Moving from Idaho Falls Idaho to Corvallis Montana October 15, 1952, his dad bought a farm, he bought his own construction equipment starting his own business, upon retiring he liked to travel, fish, and was always fixing something. He lived a good life having many years of enjoyment with family friends and neighbors. He will be sorely missed, leaving a hole in all our hearts.
He is preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, a granddaughter, and a grandson in-law.
Survived by his loving wife of 73 years Lois Bird Gardner, his 5 children and 3 sisters and many nieces and nephews.
Due to the global pandemic Graveside services will be held for Kenneth on January 1, 2021 at 1:00 pm at the Corvallis Cemetery. Military honors will be presented by the US Army and the Corvallis American Legion. A celebration in his honor will be held at a later date.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to his wife, the caregivers, friends, neighbors, Doctors, Marcus Daly Hospital staff and Hospice for helping with the care of Kenneth.
Dad always called flowers weeds, so in his respect, please donate to your favorite charity or organization
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