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William Edwin "Bill" Gardner
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Birth: Feb. 24, 1923
Throckmorton County
Texas, USA
Death: Jul. 21, 2008
Albuquerque
Bernalillo County
New Mexico, USA

Bill was born on his grandfather Lee's farm and was the second son of John Martin Gardner and Lela Bell Lee [Whitmire] Gardner. Bill went to work farming when he was 11 years old. Bill served in World War II in the US Marine Corps, TSGT. When he was 16 years old, he rode a freight train and worked in a carnival, later worked as a farmer with his dad and brothers, had a gospel/country music band with his wife, Lillian and they traveled around New Mexico and Arizona singing. He also worked in law enforcement and was the sheriff of Magdalena, New Mexico in abt 1987. He had five brothers and six sisters. Bill was married five times, Opal Blankenship, Vilda Keeler "Billie McNair, Nell Titsworth Teplecek, Lillian Loretha Snowder and Marilyn Burke. He is survived by his children, Billie Rae Hart, Jack Oliver Ledbetter and John Floyd Gardner and numerous grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Vina Louise Maglio. 
 
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 Children:
  Vina Louise Gardner Maglio (1943 - 1979)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fort Bayard National Cemetery
Fort Bayard
Grant County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: SECTION G ROW O SITE 388
 
Created by: Kat
Record added: Nov 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31542087
William Edwin Bill Gardner
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William Edwin Bill Gardner
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William Edwin Bill Gardner
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My 2nd cousin 1x removed
- Bette Gardner Whitman Ward
 Added: Apr. 5, 2014

- Cheryle
 Added: Sep. 15, 2013
Always remembered, never forgotten, you earned your rest...
- Kat
 Added: Nov. 19, 2008
 
 
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