March 16, 1921 - December 6, 2020
Marie Louise (Boone) Gardner passed away on December 6, 2020 at home at the age 99 under Hospice Care to be with her beloved husband Dick and the Lord. Her beloved companion, a Shih Tzu named Chloe, was at her side. She was born on March 16, 1921 in Oklahoma City, OK to Lawrence Daniel Boone and Hazel Otey Boone. She married the love of her life, Richard "Dick" E. Gardner, on July 3, 1943, having met him at a dance. They were married 66 years. After the war they moved to Southern California where they ran a Standard Oil of California (Chevron) gas station at McGee Creek near Mammoth before her husband went into the roofing business where she became the receptionist (Gardner Roofing of San Jacinto/Hemet). After retirement, they moved to the Tri-Cities to be near relatives in 1993 and became active in Shriner activities. She served as the President of the Ladies Oriental Shrine of the Columbia Basin in 1999. She was known for her homemaking and love of the colors aquamarine and lavender. Everything had to be put away or else it was a "mess!" Every fall she baked many batches of persimmon cookies. With her husband, she traveled all over the Western USA in their fifth-wheel. For many years she lived part time in Baja, California and Mexico (Puertecitos and Loreto). She enjoyed her Sunday morning breakfasts out with her Shriner friends. She is survived by a son, Richard E. Gardner Jr. of Tacoma WA, a sister, Francis Anderson, her elder aunt, Merle Jean Heffley, and is predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Dick, and two brothers, Paul and Charles Frank (Bill) Boon. She is also survived by The Duncan family (Scott and Jennifer, and their children Osh, Jake and Candice to whom she was "Grandma," and almost daughters Suzanne Simmons and Ruthann Platzner). Contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital - Spokane.
Marie Louise (Boone) Gardner passed away on December 6, 2020 at home at the age 99 under Hospice Care to be with her beloved husband Dick and the Lord. Her beloved companion, a Shih Tzu named Chloe, was at her side. She was born on March 16,... View Obituary & Service Information
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