On Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Stanley Gardner passed away peacefully in Tucson, AZ, after a short battle with Pancreatic Cancer. He was surrounded and comforted in his final days by family. He was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus Christ at 8:55 PM AZ time.
Stan was preceded in death by the light of his life here on earth, Sondra Gardner, (October, 2016), and his parents Lawrence Dale, and Helen Irene Gardner.
Psalm 16:1 Keep me safe O God, for I have come to you for refuge. (NLT)
Together he is missed so very much by his children, but we know dad/Stan and mom/Sondra are dancing together in heaven free from their earthly illnesses.
Stan is survived by his younger sister Dalene (Russell) Riggs, his children, Jeffrey (Mary Jane) Gardner, David (Jenny) Gardner, Christopher (Catherine) Gardner, Virginia (Pierce) Coady, Matthew (Carey) Gardner, Tad (Sharon) Lindley, Matthew (Melissa) Lindley, Sarah (Norwood) Viviano. Grandchildren: Jessica Gardner, Rachel Bonnett, Joshua (Abigail) Gardner, Dennis Handt, Amanda Handt, James Handt, Jacob (Lisa) Gardner, Adam (Wendy) Gardner, Rebecca (Michael) Svendsen, Ava Coady, Margot, Aubrey, Sydney and Luke Gardner, Elizabeth and Elijah Lindley, Benjamin, Nathan and Evan Lindley, and Isaac Viviano. His great-grandchildren: Logan Key, Ethan and Liam Oliver, Cade and Lillian Gardner, Elliot, Lucy and Henry Gardner, Olivia Gardner, Isabelle and Emmitt Svendsen.