Nanna "Nan" Gardner

Oct 9, 1926 - May 19, 2015


Our beloved mother, Nan E. Gardner was taken to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 19, 2015
in Bakersfield, CA at the age of 88. She was born on October 9, 1926 in Minnesota, at the age of one her
family moved to North Dakota where she grew up on a farm. Proceeded in death by her beloved husband,
Dr. Robert W. Gardner of 52 1/2 years. They ministered together for over 40 years in the Church of the Nazarene.
She was an officer with Bank of America for 32 years until she retired in 1992. “Blessed is the caring mother who
offers her precious time, her gentle strength, her faith filled wisdom, and her constant prayers to bless her family.”
This best describes who our mother was! She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Robert & Cindy Gardner,
Son Ray Gardner and daughter and son-in-law Jack & Renee Holeman. Eight grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren,
Brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dale & Sophie Gardner, 4 nephews and 2 nieces. The celebration of her life will be at
a graveside service on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 1:00p.m., East Lawn at 43rd & Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA She
will be greatly missed!!

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary
9189 E. Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA
US 95624


  • Mary and Fred Dahm, Captain (retired) says:

    Dear Family, We are so sorry to hear of Nan’s passing. She and Bob were a great source of faith, strength and dignity for us at the Glendora Police Department. They were fun, too! We feel fortunate to have had them in our lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Virgil Weber, Sgt. GPD (retired) says:

    It is with great sadness that I learned of Nan’s passing. During my career at GPD I remember fondly Chappie and Nan and benefited by their compassion and love for both law enforcement and personal relationships. My condolence to the Gardner family.

  • John Doan, Lt, GPD (retired) says:

    My condolences to the Gardner Family on the loss of Nan. Nan & Chappie were a wonderful team and I fondly remember great times seeing them both at Glendora PD when Chappie was our department Chaplain. They touched many GPD lives together. They now are finally reunited together with Christ eternally.

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