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Plains Edition Obituaries for 4-9-11

C. James Gardner, 83, of North Platte died March 24, 2011, at his home with his family by his side.

He was born March 4, 1928, in Curtis, Neb., to Clyde James and Violet V. Murphy Gardner. He went to school in Curtis, and worked on the family farm. He joined the National Guard at the age of 16 in 1944.

He married Elizabeth “Betty” Drost on Jan. 2, 1954, in Julesburg, Colo. The couple lived in North Platte, where he was manager of Maxwell Dehy Plant for Peter Kiewit.

They spent 10 years in the Phoenix area where he was owner/operator of Gardner Trucking, before retiring in North Platte in 1996.

He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, a past member of the Elks Club, and the Knights of Columbus.

He always had a hand in keeping cattle, chickens, St. Bernard dogs and other animals. He enjoyed fishing with his family and was an excellent husband, father and grandfather.

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Survivors include his wife, Betty of North Platte; five children, Linda (Bruce) Malsbury of North Platte, Michael (Beverly) Gardner of North Platte, David (Susan) Gardner of Seattle, Wash., William (Lucy) Gardner of Aumsville, Ore., and Thomas (Kristi) Gardner of Littleton, Colo.; one brother, Bernard Gardner of North Platte; four sisters, Rosalie Heneggler of Lakewood, Colo., Vyvene Young of North Platte, Greta (Willis) Roethemeyer of North Platte and Peggy Miller of Germantown, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Richard Allen; in-laws, Dr. Bernard and Josephine Drost.

C. James Gardner, 83, of North Platte died March 24, 2011, at his home with his family by his side.

He was born March 4, 1928, in Curtis, Neb., to Clyde James and Violet V. Murphy Gardner. He went to school in Curtis, and worked on the family farm. He joined the National Guard at the age of 16 in 1944.

He married Elizabeth “Betty” Drost on Jan. 2, 1954, in Julesburg, Colo. The couple lived in North Platte, where he was manager of Maxwell Dehy Plant for Peter Kiewit.

They spent 10 years in the Phoenix area where he was owner/operator of Gardner Trucking, before retiring in North Platte in 1996.

He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, a past member of the Elks Club, and the Knights of Columbus.

He always had a hand in keeping cattle, chickens, St. Bernard dogs and other animals. He enjoyed fishing with his family and was an excellent husband, father and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife, Betty of North Platte; five children, Linda (Bruce) Malsbury of North Platte, Michael (Beverly) Gardner of North Platte, David (Susan) Gardner of Seattle, Wash., William (Lucy) Gardner of Aumsville, Ore., and Thomas (Kristi) Gardner of Littleton, Colo.; one brother, Bernard Gardner of North Platte; four sisters, Rosalie Heneggler of Lakewood, Colo., Vyvene Young of North Platte, Greta (Willis) Roethemeyer of North Platte and Peggy Miller of Germantown, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Richard Allen; in-laws, Dr. Bernard and Josephine Drost.

C. James Gardner, 83, of North Platte died March 24, 2011, at his home with his family by his side.

He was born March 4, 1928, in Curtis, Neb., to Clyde James and Violet V. Murphy Gardner. He went to school in Curtis, and worked on the family farm. He joined the National Guard at the age of 16 in 1944.

He married Elizabeth “Betty” Drost on Jan. 2, 1954, in Julesburg, Colo. The couple lived in North Platte, where he was manager of Maxwell Dehy Plant for Peter Kiewit.

They spent 10 years in the Phoenix area where he was owner/operator of Gardner Trucking, before retiring in North Platte in 1996.

He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, a past member of the Elks Club, and the Knights of Columbus.

He always had a hand in keeping cattle, chickens, St. Bernard dogs and other animals. He enjoyed fishing with his family and was an excellent husband, father and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife, Betty of North Platte; five children, Linda (Bruce) Malsbury of North Platte, Michael (Beverly) Gardner of North Platte, David (Susan) Gardner of Seattle, Wash., William (Lucy) Gardner of Aumsville, Ore., and Thomas (Kristi) Gardner of Littleton, Colo.; one brother, Bernard Gardner of North Platte; four sisters, Rosalie Heneggler of Lakewood, Colo., Vyvene Young of North Platte, Greta (Willis) Roethemeyer of North Platte and Peggy Miller of Germantown, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Richard Allen; in-laws, Dr. Bernard and Josephine Drost.

C. James Gardner, 83, of North Platte died March 24, 2011, at his home with his family by his side.

He was born March 4, 1928, in Curtis, Neb., to Clyde James and Violet V. Murphy Gardner. He went to school in Curtis, and worked on the family farm. He joined the National Guard at the age of 16 in 1944.

He married Elizabeth “Betty” Drost on Jan. 2, 1954, in Julesburg, Colo. The couple lived in North Platte, where he was manager of Maxwell Dehy Plant for Peter Kiewit.

They spent 10 years in the Phoenix area where he was owner/operator of Gardner Trucking, before retiring in North Platte in 1996.

He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, a past member of the Elks Club, and the Knights of Columbus.

He always had a hand in keeping cattle, chickens, St. Bernard dogs and other animals. He enjoyed fishing with his family and was an excellent husband, father and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife, Betty of North Platte; five children, Linda (Bruce) Malsbury of North Platte, Michael (Beverly) Gardner of North Platte, David (Susan) Gardner of Seattle, Wash., William (Lucy) Gardner of Aumsville, Ore., and Thomas (Kristi) Gardner of Littleton, Colo.; one brother, Bernard Gardner of North Platte; four sisters, Rosalie Heneggler of Lakewood, Colo., Vyvene Young of North Platte, Greta (Willis) Roethemeyer of North Platte and Peggy Miller of Germantown, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Richard Allen; in-laws, Dr. Bernard and Josephine Drost.