, 77, of St. George, Utah, charter member of the of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, died June 2 in a St. George hospital of a stroke.

He was Washington County and Iron County state representative and vice president of the Utah Cattlemen’s Association and American National Cattlemen’s Association, also director of the Utah Hereford Assn. He served as president of the Utah State Association of Soil Conservation. He was the first man in southern Utah to begin Hereford breeding registered cattle.

In church service, Mr. Gardner was a high priest and bishop of Pine Valley Ward for 13 years.

He was born June 10, 1892 in Pine Valley, Washington County, to Reuben and Lucy A. Snow Gardner. He married Clara Maud Crosby, June 5, 1917, in the St. George LDS Temple. She died in 1958. He married Hazel Moody, May 6, 1960, in the St. George Temple.

Survivors: widow; son, daughter, Dean G. St. George; Mrs. George (Lois) Fry, Jackson, Wyo.; 10 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Henry (Mesia) L. Jones, Cedar City; Mrs. Glen (Laura) Snow, Mrs. Lee (Effie) Beckstrom, Pine Valley; Mrs. William J. (Annie) Pulsipher, Logan; Helen G. Stout, Salt Lake City.

The funeral was held June 6 in the St. George LDS Eighth Ward Chapel and burial was in the St. George City Cemetery.

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