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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Dawn was an amazing force in life. Her passion, tenacity, and drive paired with her infectious smile will be what I remember as I celebrate her life. I will miss her.
Chris Carman (Colleague and friend)
August 20th, 2018
My condolences to the family. Rely on God's promises in this time.-Revelations 21:3,4
C Willis (Fellow griever)
August 19th, 2018
Thoughts and prayers to Dawn’s family.
Sally Wadsworth (A/D Works! colleague )
August 16th, 2018
Dawn was my cohort in workforce and, like me, a Chicago gal. We shared stories on growing up, family, and our many visits back home. It was that connection that brought us together at work and outside of work. Sometimes we had to laugh at the crazy stuff going on around us but family was the thing that brought it all back in perspective. I will miss those Friday HH meetings.
I will miss you immensely, my friend.
Liz Ojeda (Friend)
August 15th, 2018
“Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones
Shine down to let us know they are happy.” -Annonymous

To my Aunt Dawn who always gave the warmest & happiest embrace. One who loved to make others laugh. Someone who never let a joke go untold . You will forever be missed. I personally will always have a special place in my heart for Spearmint gum & the memory of you sending me packs in the mail as a baby :)

Love you,
Emily Petropoulos (Snyder) (Niece)
August 14th, 2018
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"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
"Dawn not an hour goes by without me remembering the good times we shared. Please be my angel and watch over me during these difficult times. Love you sweet P."
Randy Johnson
August 4th, 2018
"Dawn, you impacted so many lives and so many people miss you dearly.You were so impactful in so many peoples lives. You had a beautiful soul and everything about you embraced grace and love. Miss you bunches Dawn! Love you, Kelly"
Kelly Folks
August 4th, 2018


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