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 William Edwin Bill Gardner

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William Edwin "Bill" Gardner

  • Birth 24 Feb 1923 Throckmorton County, Texas, USA
  • Death 21 Jul 2008 Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
  • Burial Fort Bayard, Grant County, New Mexico, USA
  • Plot SECTION G ROW O SITE 388
  • Memorial ID 31542087

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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  • Created by: Kat
  • Added: 19 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31542087
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Edwin "Bill" Gardner (24 Feb 1923–21 Jul 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31542087, citing Fort Bayard National Cemetery, Fort Bayard, Grant County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Kat (contributor 46816437) .