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John Earl Gardner, Jr., 63

Posted: Friday, Nov 16th, 2012

ALAMOSA — We are sure it was upon a PURPLE motorcycle that Johnnie (Oink) Gardner, the world’s best husband, father, and grandfather, but most of all, the world’s absolute best friend to so many, left his beloved San Luis Valley.

Born April 1, 1949 in Monte Vista, Colo. to John and Maudie (Lockett) Gardner, he passed away Nov. 8, 2012 at home outside Alamosa, Colo.

He is survived by his wife, Aileen; son, John (Lisa) Gardner (Lisa); grandsons John and Wyatt Gardner; and a multitude of friends, including mother-in-law, Virginia Murr.

Memorial Services will be at 10 a.m. Nov. 17 at Sangre de Cristo School outside (8751 Lane 7 North) Mosca, Colo. Plan to share a favorite memory if you wish.

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to contribute to the education fund set up in his name at San Luis Valley Federal Bank to benefit his grandsons.

Or buy shotgun shells and think of him…

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