Dennis Albert Gardner
1949 - 2018
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1949 ~ 2018
Dennis Albert Gardner returned home to our Father in Heaven on Sun. Sept, 9th. He is the last of four children born to Dee Albert Gardner and Thyra Lou Nelson on Nov. 14th, 1949 in Price, Ut. He grew up in Moab, UT causing trouble with his best friend and partner in crime Lynn Bradshaw. He went on to serve a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Columbus, Ohio mission. He has a deep and abiding love for the Lord and for the gospel, which he taught his dear family and so many others in how he lived his life. He attended Brigham Young University where he met and was sealed to his eternal companion, Nina Buell for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple. He lived in the beautiful state of Colorado for several years but knew his true home was Utah and eventually moved back. He is an avid fly fisherman and has a true affinity for the outdoors and what it could provide. He dedicated his entire career to the building industry, which in part, created a forever lasting bond with those whom he worked with and knew. They are family to him and greatly appreciated. He is survived by his Eternal Companion Nina Buell Gardner, Daughter Stefanie Cisney, (Ryan) Daughter Erica Workman, (Jason), Son Dustin Gardner, (Amanda), Son Clint Gardner, twelve beautiful grandchildren who lovingly knew him as "Pops," and Sister Kathleen Day (Mervin). He is preceded in death by his Father Dee Albert Gardner, Mother Thyra Lou Nelson Gardner, Brother Blain Dee Gardner, and Sister Rhea Gardner Stilson. His viewing will be Thursday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Wing Mortuary in Lehi at 118 E. Main St. Lehi. Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. and a viewing from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to funeral services at the LDS Chapel at 136 W. Summer Hill Dr. in Saratoga Springs Ut. Online guest book at

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Published in The Salt Lake Tribune on Sep. 12, 2018.
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January 25, 2021
I'm so terribly sorry to learn of your loss. Elder Gardner baptized me when he served his mission to Ohio.
Skip Taft
September 6, 2020
It seems hard to believe that it was nearly 2 years ago that the world lost Dennis. He was a wonderful man. All of us who had the privilege of knowing and working with him will forever miss his his quiet strength and leadership. My heart goes out to Nina and their family as they remember and honor Dennis. He was someone special. Geri
Geri Adams
September 26, 2018
I will miss Dennis always. A kinder man I have never known. Always ready to lend a hand and to support, he was truly one that could be counted on, in good times and in bad. I had the honor of serving with Dennis for many years while on the board of the Mountain States Lumber Dealers Association, and his presence will be missed. Rest with the angels, until we meet again!
Dena Cordova Jack
September 13, 2018
I was heartbroken to learn of the loss of Dennis. It was my honor and privilege to work with him for many years as he served on the MSLBMDA Board as Director for UT and later as President. He led with quiet strength and genuine integrity and will surely be missed by everyone blessed to have known him. My thoughts and prayers are with Nina and his family at this difficult time. Geri Adams
Geri & Mark Adams
September 13, 2018
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September 12, 2018
When I was younger I always remember Uncle Dennis being real quiet at family functions (probably because with all the Buells in the house he couldn't get a word in LOL). He generally sat on the couch reading the newspaper and watching NASCAR or golf. As an adult I really enjoyed talking with him about the building industry and marveled at the experience he had on the subject. I will truly miss talking with him at our family parties.
Jason Beck
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