Dawn Marie Gardner
(1952 - 2018)

Dawn Marie Gardner

Illinois, United States of America
February 20, 1952

Colorado, United States of America
July 29, 2018

Family & friends, gardening, cooking, traveling.
This site is dedicated to Dawn Gardner.


I lost the love of my life on July 29, 2018 to pancreatic cancer. She fought hard for a little more than four months all the while surrounded by family and friends. She impacted so many lives and we will all miss her dearly. She will live forever in all our hearts. I was with her on the stairway to Heaven. Special thank you's to Becca & family, Dawn's sisters, Gail, Ann and Merry. Also to Trish, Matt & Murph, Faye and Peg for their never-ending support and companionship during this very difficult time.

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I heard your voice in the wind today
and I turned to see your face;
The warmth of the wind caressed me
as I stood silently in place.
I felt your touch in the sun today
as its warmth filled the sky;
I closed my eyes for your embrace
and my spirit soared high.
I saw your eyes in the window pane
as I watched the falling rain;
It seemed as each raindrop fell
it quietly said your name.
I held you close in my heart today
it made me feel complete;
You may have died….but you are not gone
you will always be a part of me.
As long as the sun shines…
the wind blows….
the rain falls….
You will live on inside of me forever
For that is all my heart knows

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Guest Book (35 entries)
Dawn, I just returned from Santa Fe and it just didn’t seem the same without you. We had so many good times in that town that I will cherish the memories forever.
I’ve been going through so many emotions lately ie. shock,guilt,anger that I feel dazed and confused. I pray everyday that you are meeting new friends in heaven and getting reacquainted with old ones and family. I feel like I’m half a person now and miss you so much. Many have commented on how “strong” I’ve been. Little do they know what’s going on inside of me. Grief denied is grief unhealed and I will grieve forever. Miss you and love you darling. You are my angel.
randy Johnson (Husband)
November 12th, 2018
I thought of you with love today but that is nothing new
I thought about you yesterday and days before that too,
I think of you in silence I often speak your name
All i have is memories and your picture in a frame
Your memory is my keepsake with which I''ll never part
God has you in his keeping I have you in my heart.
Author unknown
Randy Johnson (Husband)
September 6th, 2018
I just wanted to give my condolences and a comforting scripture. John 5:28 reads- 'Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.' This speaks of a resurrection of our dead loved ones. You and the family will be in my prayers. For even more comforting information, please visit jw.org
Alisha Washington
September 2nd, 2018
Dawn, you would have been so proud of the celebration of life for you. So many family and friends turned out for the beautiful day. We know you were watching over us for this special day. You were loved by your coworkers, family and all your friends. You will be missed by all but never forgotten in our hearts. God speed and may you Rest In Peace. Keep working in the garden as I know it’s beautiful. Love you sweetie, you’ll be with me forever.
Randy Johnson (Husband)
August 26th, 2018
I met Dawn when I was 13 and became friends with her daughter Becca. Throughout high school and even past that she was like another mom to me. I have so many fond memories of her. She used to take Becca and I on business trips with her sometimes and always made it a good time. I had my first bowl of green chili with Dawn, my first sushi (she prepared it herself), went to my first hot springs and was introduced to many new words such as "macrobiotic" and "ashram":) Dawn wasn't like a lot of other moms back then. She was such a free spirit. The kind of mom who would jam some Led Zepplin in the car, and who didn't mind us burning incense in the bedroom, even though she probably knew it was to cover up the smell of something else. Not to say she let us get away with anything. She spoke plainly to us when we were being idiots and had so much great practical advice on living. But she was always so calm and never over reacted to our weirdness as teenagers. I always loved Dawn's independence, her intelligence, her zest for life and how fiercely she loved her family and friends. Even as an adult she kept up with me, coming to weddings and baby showers, making blankets for my little ones. She positively impacted so many and I know the world will miss her.
Kate Tiger (Friend)
August 25th, 2018
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"Our lives are not the same without you, Dawnie. We miss you dearly. We cherish the memories of the precious time we had with you. We love you, sweet Dawn. Kirk, Kerry, Carley & Cami"
Kerry Moyer
August 25th, 2018
"Happy Anniversary honey. I wish you were here to share it with me but actually I think you are. I love you more than ever and will meet you in heaven."
Randy Johnson
August 22nd, 2018
"Dawn, you always told it like it was, a straight Shooter with Southpark sarcasm. I enjoyed your sense of humor and the way your face Lit up when you shared your gardening secrets and successes. I will miss you."
Karen Hoopes
August 16th, 2018
"Dawn, you brought style, class, and a smile that could light up a room. You are greatly missed."
Ron Perea
August 14th, 2018
"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. I will always love you Dawn."
randy johnson
August 9th, 2018
"It's faith that lifts us up,love that brings comfort, and strength that allows us to move on. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. Why do the good die young?"
Randy Johnson
August 9th, 2018
"What a wonderful woman! You will be always remembered.Love the Boise Tieman Clan"
Toby Tieman
August 7th, 2018
"Dawn, Dennis and I have so many wonderful memories of our adventures with you and Randy over the years. We have treasured your friendship and will miss you dearly. Dennis and Carolyn O’Connor August 7th, 2018"
Carolyn O’Connor
August 7th, 2018
"Mom, I miss your voice, I miss your smile, I miss your advice. I am so lucky to have had you as my mother. I love you forever and always."
Rebecca Gardner
August 5th, 2018
"In our hearts forever...Big Love♥️T & Casey"
Teolyn Bourbonnie
August 5th, 2018


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