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Allan Gardner

Richard Allan Gardner, of Thatcher, entered into life eternal Saturday morning, May 9, 2020, with his wife, Zilpha, at his side. He was 76 years old. Allan studied agriculture at University of Arizona. His true love was in farming and ranching and he was a cowboy at heart. His hobbies and talents included woodworking, gardening, building, camping and cheering for the Diamondbacks. He was a jack of all trades and mastered the hobbies he loved. He was a very resourceful man. He could always turn nothing into something beautiful. If you could dream it, he could build it. Allan had a great love for the gospel of Jesus Christ and for his family. Everything he did centered around them. He especially cherished his sweetheart of 50 years. Together they served a senior mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As a young man he also served in the Eastern States Mission. Nothing brought him greater joy than serving in the Gila Valley Temple with his sweet wife and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Allan is survived by: his wife, Zilpha; and his children, Doug (Maria), Jeff (Lizeth), Randall (Jennifer), Tiffany (Wes Gilmore), daughter-in-law, Becky, Gary (Heidi) and Corrianne (Nathan Coons). He was a proud grandpa of 22 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He was preceded in death by: his son, Lowell; and his parents, Charles and Corrinne. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday morning, at 9:00 a.m., by Bishop Bret Hunt of the Thatcher First Ward, also at Vining Funeral Home. All are welcome to attend, however, seating is limited. A link will be provided for live-stream. Concluding services will follow in the Thatcher Cemetery. A viewing will be held Wednesday evening, May 13, 2020, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Vining Funeral Home. For those who wish to participate with the family via live-stream we would direct your attention to the following links: Wednesday evening, May 13, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. (PDT), at the Vining Funeral Home https://youtu.be/c0w6ptnK3E8 Thursday morning, May 14, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. (PDT), at the Vining Funeral Home https://youtu.be/YT4fhr81MtQ Thursday morning, May 14, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. (PDT), at the Thatcher Cemetery https://youtu.be/AoLXyOcCiOQ

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What a wonderful person Allan is and a loss to your family, Zilpha. May our Heavenly Father continue to be with you and all of your children. We love you and may you be comforted at this time. Our Aloha, Sandra and Jerry Hekekia

Sandra and Jerry Hekekia May 20 2020 12:00 AM

What a wonderful person Allan is and a loss to your family, Zilpha. May our Heavenly Father continue to be with you and all of your children. We love you and may you be comforted at this time. Our Aloha, Sandra and Jerry Hekekia

Sandra and Jerry Hekekia May 20 2020 12:00 AM

Zilpha, We send our love and sincere condolences to you and your beautiful family. Much love and prayers, Marsha and Paul Snow

Marsha Snow May 15 2020 12:00 AM

Zilpha, We send our love and sincere condolences to you and your beautiful family. Much love and prayers, Marsha and Paul Snow

Marsha Snow May 15 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Allan Gardner

Sonny Radovanovich May 13 2020 12:00 AM

Zilpha, I am so sorry to hear of Brother Gardner's passing. When you were on your Senior mission you served Solomonville ward, and me and my husband Kent came to know you and grew to love you. Allan and Kent were two of a kind. They really liked each other. Kent passed away in 2017, so I have an idea how you are feeling now. However long or short the time is that we had with them, it's not enough. You are in my prayers. I know you will draw strength and comfort from your testimony, and the recollection of his. Doris Kempton

Doris Kempton May 13 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Allan Gardner

Betty A Truelove May 13 2020 12:00 AM

Jeff, fI never met your father, bu I can tell how wonderful he was by knowing you. I believe we reflect the best parts of our parents thanks to the loving way they raised us. I'm sorry for your loss. Take comfort in your memories and cherish them. Sending all my love to you and your family. Sonny Radvanovichc

Sonny Radovanovich May 13 2020 12:00 AM

Jeff & family, Even though I never knew your father, husband, grandfather, from reading about him I can see that you were all very blessed and favored with a great man in your life. Jeff, I always wondered when I was working with you where your strong values, work ethic, kindness, and your love for family came from. I think I now know! I am very sorry for your loss and I know until you cross this season of your life, it is hard to describe the loss. Treasure your everlasting memories of him until you meet again. Love & Prayers for you all! Betty A Truelove

Betty A Truelove May 13 2020 12:00 AM

Zilpha, I am so sorry to hear of Brother Gardner's passing. When you were on your Senior mission you served Solomonville ward, and me and my husband Kent came to know you and grew to love you. Allan and Kent were two of a kind. They really liked each other. Kent passed away in 2017, so I have an idea how you are feeling now. However long or short the time is that we had with them, it's not enough. You are in my prayers. I know you will draw strength and comfort from your testimony, and the recollection of his. Doris Kempton

Doris Kempton May 13 2020 12:00 AM

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