GARDNER, Patricia

GARDNER, Patricia

Patricia GARDNER (nee Bell) age 84. Beloved wife of the late James A. Loving mother of Patricia Valentine (Edward), Diane Dodds (Kenneth) and James A. Jr. (Gloria). Cherished grandmother of Denise (fiancee Benjamin), Emily Lowell (Gregory), Mary, Stephen, Nicholas and Joseph. Dear sister of Richard Bell (Helen, deceased) and David Bell (Helen). Dearest friend and aunt to many.


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  1. Richard & Kathleen Valentine on July 11th, 2016 9:33 pm

    Some people make the world a better place simply by being in it and that is so true of your mother. Our love & sympathy to the entire family.

  2. Laura Valentine on July 11th, 2016 9:50 pm

    May the memories of the good times help balance out the tough times. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

  3. Patty Franko on July 12th, 2016 5:10 pm


    So sorry…from what I’ve read here and on FB, your Mom was a beautiful woman. May your happy memories and the prayerful support of others bring a hug to your heart. God Bless!

  4. Ed &Peggy Primosch on July 12th, 2016 5:58 pm

    May you find comfort knowing that your mother is at Peace in Jesus’ care. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Jim Lakatos sr. and spouse, Sue Winder on July 12th, 2016 9:39 pm

    It’s been awhile, since I have lived in Albuquerque, NM for the past 30 years, howeve,r I have many happy and fond memories of my cousin Pat. Bell family gatherings picnics, weddings, holidays, and funerals were a tradition for many years throughout my childhood. I thought as a kid that Pat and her late husband Jim were a wonderful, fun-loving, beautiful couple. Jim passed way too early, but Pat carried on raising her children and was always fun to be around. Rest in Peace Pat
    Jim and Sue

  6. Lois Weingarden on July 12th, 2016 9:53 pm

    Always one of my fave cousins. We will all miss her. And, what a great Mom! Love to your families and sincere sympathy. – Lois

  7. tim Bauhof on July 13th, 2016 7:17 am

    I will miss seeing you working in the garden in front of your house… wish you luck trying to run into your husband in Heaven…I’m sure it’s overly crowded by now, but I’ll bet he met you when you arrived….our thoughts go out to your family and will be missed….. tim bauhof and Sean…..

  8. John Bell on July 13th, 2016 8:28 am

    I will miss her so very much. She was an Awesome Aunt. She also was my Godmother . We were so very close. I am Grateful for having her in my life. I will never forget all the things that we shared and did together.

  9. Beth Williams on July 13th, 2016 5:15 pm

    Denise and Gardner family,

    I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your grandmother and mother. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Rita Zakrajsek aka Mrs.Zak on July 14th, 2016 1:23 pm

    I was a teacher in Berea and I believe I had James as one of my students. His mother was a very supportive parent in so many ways. On one of our field trips, I forgot to pack a lunch and she went home to pack one for me. I was a beginning teacher and she was my guardian angel. If I am contacting the family who lived near the Fair Grounds in Berea, then I must direct my comments to James who was a wonderfully well behaved and good student. I do believe that your family continued to be the close knit family that I remember so well because “Mom” was there for you and the rest of the family. Sweet memories always help at a time like this. I am sure you have many. I do too.

  11. Phillip Aron on July 14th, 2016 2:27 pm

    Patty, Diane and Jim,

    Our deepest condolences to you and your families. Very sorry for your loss, and for the deeply emotional roller coaster you’ve all been riding. Take comfort in knowing your mom’s in such a wonderful place now.

    Phil and Donna Aron

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