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Betty Gardner 1929 - 2012
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Wednesday, July 03, 2013
I was so sad to find out Ms. Gardner had passed. We got to honor her a few years ago at our Class Reunion. I have some wonderful pictures. She was so surprised! She told me I always knew you were the one who would find me (of her students) She told me she still had the book ends on her shelf I had given her in high school. I am so sad that life did not allow me to spend time with her in the last few years. When I first met her I was terrified of her. She demanded the best from us. She would not let us slack and accept anything less! She was my mentor and so many others. There is no person in my life that influenced me more in every way than her. Today I am a very successful business owner and I owe it all to her. We loved this woman so much and she gave all she had to her students! I will always cherish the night we honored her, she had the time of her life. Today I was thinking of her and went on facebook to see if by chance she was on there, that is when I saw her obit. I am crying as I write this, the greatest woman I have ever known has gone on to Heaven. What a blessing she was to so many! She will be truly missed!
Friday, February 01, 2013
Ms. Gardner was one of my very favorite teachers at Cohn. I took her typing class and if not for her I would not have passed many typing tests for a job. I remember her so well and was just thinking about her the other day and then saw where she had passed away. My deepest condolences to her family and friends. A wonderful person; more than a teacher. She always made you feel like you could do anything if you believed in yourself. I'm sure she's in charge of the Business class in Heaven. God Bless You Ms. Gardner.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
I just heard Ms Gardner had passed away. A group of Cohn alumni were talking about favorite, memorable teachers and her name came rose to the top. She was my typing/shorthand teacher at Cohn 65-66. I deeply valued her not only as a teacher, but as a woman and a trusting, caring friend. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She had such a zest for life. She definitely left a large imprint on the hearts of so many students. She will be remembered fondly and lovingly for a very long time.
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
My Dearest Aunt Betsy... I treasure every memory I have of you. You were sweet, caring, kind and generous. We grieve for the emptiness left behind without you in our world, but we rejoice in the thought that you are in a better and more wonderful place. We will see you again one day...
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Ms Gardner was a lovely person. She was my typing and shorthand teacher at Cohn High School. We was so much fun and one of my favorites.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Best teacher ever. I think about her often. She told me you could do anything you wanted to do and I have never forgot that and have always told my kids that. It is true.
Friday, December 28, 2012
My teacher, my friend. I could ask or tell her anything. My heart aches for this huge loss.She always made me, and everyone, feel so important to her. I will miss her so very, very much. Juanita, my heart hurts for you.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Ms. Gardner was my favorite teacher. My senior yr. was a very difficult time in my life due to family situations & other losses. Though I never told her-- I think she must have sensed it. She cared about me & helped me get my first job @ Nat'l Life Insurance when I graduated when I was 17. I had her for shorthand & typing. I still remember all the shorthand-- tho' it's not used anymore. She was a great teacher-expected a lot from her students & she impacted my life. I went back to see her yrs. after I had graduated & told her how much I appreciated her being there for me.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
As a new bride, Cousin Betsy made me feel welcome to the family. I always looked forward to seeing her at family get togethers.I am satisfied she is at peace in the Lord.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Ms. Gardner was a wonderful person, I had her a teacher and knew her as a friend. You will be missed. Sheila Ray
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Mrs. Gardner was one of my favorite teachers and a very special person. Prayers for her family and friends.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Ms. Gardner was a great person and teacher. She loved her students. What a blessing it was to have had her as my typing teacher. My condolences to her family and friends.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
I had the pleasure of knowing Betty while she was a resident at Belmont Village. She was a delight and always had a sweet word and smile for me. She will be greatly missed. I am so thankful for the time I got to spend with her.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
I had Ms. Gardner for Shorthand 2 years--absolutely adored her. She taught me so much--she was the best!
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Ms. Gardner was one of my favorite teachers. I was in her typing class in 1967 & 1968, and to this day I remember the techniques she taught anytime I place my hands on a keyboard. She was the type of teacher who touched the lives of every student who was in any of her classes. She instilled the confidence you needed to go out into the world and face any challenge. She always made you feel special. I know she has a special place in heaven and will be greatly missed by every life she touched. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Mrs. Gardner was my typing teacher as well as my three older sister's. She was such a perfect picture of what a true "lady" should be like. Loved her so much.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The best Teacher that has ever been.
Every time I saw her I would have to tell about my life and children.
Love you Ms Betty
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Mrs. Gardner was my typing teaching and the best I ever saw.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The most dedicated teacher and mentor I have ever known, and was blessed to have her influence during my teenage years at Cohn High School. She sincerely cared for her students and instilled for you to always do your best. I know that Ms. Gardner's influence made a difference in my life and where I am today. You will be missed.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
My favorite teacher ever. She taught so much more than typing and shorthand. She taught us to believe in ourselves and know that we could do anything we set our minds to. She taught us good work ethics and life skills to help us to be the best we could be. Wonderful teacher, mentor and friend. She truly fulfilled God's purpose for her here on earth. Love you Ms. Gardner and will never forget you. May you rest in peace.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Mrs Gardner had a positive influence on so many lives - she was tough but fair. She has and always will hold a special place in my heart. Condolences to family and friends.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Mrs. Gardner was also my typing and adding machines teacher. She taught me so many things to succeed in life and a good job. She was a wonderful teacher and always made each one of her students feel special. My prayers are with the family during this difficult time. Class of '78
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
A very dear and dedicated teacher! I had her for typing and shorthand at Cohn High School and have never forgotten her kindness and dedication to her students. One of my favorite teachers. I still remember her sweet smile....
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
A dear and dedicated teacher! One of the best ones at Cohn High School. I had her for typing and shorthand and have never forgotten her kindness to me.
Lynda Mayo
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
No teacher at Cohn High School impacted my life as positively as Ms. Gardner. She made us all feel like her favorite student. RIP blessed lady. The world has lost a jewel.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Your work on earth is done and you got to spend Christmas with God and His Son Jesus on His Birthday. I wish you eternal love and peace and a well deserved reward.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
One of my favorite teachers from Cohn. I had her for typing, she was tough but I learned so much from her that I still use today.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
One of my favorite teachers from high school. Thoughts and prayers to her family during such a difficult time.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Betty was a dear friend and a wonderful person.
I will miss her

Jane Bridgman
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Ms. Gardner was my typing teacher in 1967 at Cohn High School. She was a wonderful educator that cared for each and everyone of us. May you rest in peace and fly with the angels. You were an angle. So sorry for the families loss our prayers are with you.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
R.I.P. Mrs. Gardner. You're with the Angels now. Condolences to your family and friends.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Mrs. Gardner was a favorite teacher at Cohn - she was always very sweet to me and I used my typing skills to get myself a job! She impacted a whole lot of us during her teaching career. My prayers go out to her family for their loss.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
I will always remember Ms. Gardner from Cohn High School because she taught me how to type and that's how I've made a living all these years. She was such a special lady. May her memory be eternal!
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