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Mary Jane Gardner

1920 - 2010 BENNINGTON, VT Mary Jane Gardner, 89, wife of Irving Gardner, died unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 22, at her home on Knapp Drive.

Born in North Pownal on April 21, 1920, daughter of Charles and Frankie Rudd Wilcox, she grew up in North Pownal where she attended the graded school. She continued her education, graduating from Williamstown (Mass.) High School. Mrs. Gardner was first married to Harold Wilson, who passed away in California in 1960; she later married Robert Brewer in 1963, and Mr. Brewer predeceased her in 1989. She and Irving Gardner were married in Las Vegas in 1990 and have enjoyed each other's company ever since.

Mrs. Gardner was very active in the North Pownal Congregational Church and the Red Mountain Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. She was very artistic and enjoyed painting still life.

Besides her husband, Irving, of Bennington, she leaves a stepson, Robert Brewer, of Arizona; sister, Elizabeth Wilcox of Bennington; nephew, Paul Mason of North Pownal, and niece, Ruth Linger of North Pownal.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m. at the North Pownal Congregational Church, with the Rev. Gary Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

Should friends desire, memorial gifts may be made to either the North Pownal Congregational Church or Red Mountain Chapter Order of the Eastern Star in care of the HANSON-WALBRIDGE FUNERAL HOME, 213 West Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.

To send personal condolences to the family visit www,sheafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home.

Published in Bennington Banner from Jan. 23 to Jan. 25, 2010
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