John Gardner, 75, a longtime Okanogan, Wash. resident, volunteer fireman, and U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran passed away Jan. 10, 2020 in Wenatchee, Wash. He was born May 16, 1944 to Arthur Lee and Edna Fae Gardner in Morton, Wash. and moved to Okanogan in 1959 when he was 15.
John is survived by two sons, Bill Gardner and Rick (Mardi) Bowers both of Okanogan; two daughters, Debbie and Rebecca, of Tacoma, Wash.; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, PJ (Leroy) Johnson, of Tonasket, Wash., and Sally Galster, of Vancouver, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his wife, Linda; a daughter, Kimberly; two sisters, Nancy and Sandy; two brothers, Tom and Rod; and both his parents. A service will be held in the spring.