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Clayton Henry Gardner


1920 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Clayton Henry Gardner Obituary
Clayton Henry Gardner

Clayton Henry Gardner of Edmonds, WA died on April 21, 2014 with his loving wife, Geraldine, at his side. He was born to Olive and William Gardner on December 26, 1920 in East Charleston, VT. He grew up on a farm near Island Pond, VT and attended school in East Charleston and Lyndonville, VT. He served his country in the US Army during WWII working as a topographic draftsman at the rank of Staff Sargent. Following the war, he returned to Vermont, obtained more schooling and became a math teacher. He met Geraldine and they married in 1948. Thereafter, he obtained his Bachelor's Degree from Boston University, his Masters Degree from the University of Illinois and worked toward a doctor's degree at Columbia University Teachers College. He was Chairman of the Math Department at White Plains High School in NY following which he worked as a math editor for Silver Burdette Publishing Company in NJ. When he retired he moved to Edmonds 27 years ago.

Clayton is survived by: his wife of 65 years, Geraldine; two children, Ronald Clayton Gardner of Seattle and Brenda Jean Gardner of Ledgewood, NJ; two grandchildren, Tara Le Gardner and Ronald Kuan Gardner; two sisters, Beulah Griffes and Lois Cardwell; and brother, Raymond Gardner.

Clayton enjoyed spending time with his family, playing chess and volleyball, reading, working on the computer, and tinkering around the home. A tribute to Clayton's service in the Army will be held May 19, 2014 at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Published in The Seattle Times on May 11, 2014
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