Dale Laverne Gardner, age 91, died
He was born
- Dale enlisted in the United States Navy shortly after hearing of the attack
Dale served with the Amphibious Beach Battalion and fought at
the end of hostilities. The USS Cecil was sent into
Dale spent his life as a Farmer/Rancher/Electrician. He was a Master Mason, Arcana Lodge 195 member, American Legion member and a member of the Presbyterian Church. A family man, devoted to his family, Honest and Moral man who was loyal and
hard working, generous, and ready to help anyone.
Preceded in death by his beloved wife Louise, and brothers and sisters Bernice & (Ed) Closson, Lloyd C. Gardner, Nadine & (Virgil) Havener, Ben Gardner.
His survivors include: children of (Ed d.) & Bernice (d.) Closson: Berna Lee Williams, John Edward Closson, (Wylie) & Evelyn Louise Norton and Lois Ann Dansler.
Children of Lloyd & (Alice d.)
& (Laurie) Havener, Ginger Havener, (Pat) & Jeanne Sinclair-Howard, Bonnie Havener.
Ben (d.) & (Wanda) Gardner of Salem OR with children: Ben & (Cherry) Gardner Jr .
(Bob) & Lois Jean Millard of
Dale & Louse also raised a Grandson (son of David Gardner), Jeremy A. Gardner of
Visitation was held
Burial with Military Honors was held in the
Pallbearers were Bill Cebule, Lloyd H. Gardner, Jeremy A. Gardner, Dean Strong, Gordon Greenamyre, and Charlie Kelly.
A special appreciation for the participation of the Arcana Lodge 195 Free & Active Masons, The Veterans Administration, The American Legion, the Presbyterian Church (Debra Kromis, Minister), the Wesleyan Gospel Chapel (Jason Hurd, Paster) and Jerry Kennedy. Special thanks to Bill Cebule for his dedicated and loyal friendship to Dale Gardner. A Celebration of life will be held at the Gordon American Legion at Wednesday Sept. 4th.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Masonic Children’s Home or the
First Presbyterian Church and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home,