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The Harvestime Church of Wyoming
Thursday June 11th, 2020

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James Noel Gardner

James Noel Gardner passed away June 7, 2020 in Green River, Wyoming. He was born on Christmas day 1934 in Calumet, Michigan to Edward and Ethel Gardner. As a youth, Jim had a scooter and built flat bottom boats to sell and fish in. He graduated to an Indian motorcycle prior to joining the army in 1953. He served in Alaska during the Korean conflict as an Engineer Equipment Repairman. Out of the service, Jim married Joanne Ethel Juopperi and started work in a copper mine in northern Michigan. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating and was a member of the Chippewa tribe as heritage in Baraga, Michigan. As the price of copper went down, Jim moved to Rock Springs, Wyoming in 1976 and worked for Pacific Power. Joanne died several years later as a result of a lengthy fight with cancer. Jim met Mary Ruth Thomas and married her in 1990 then retired from Pacific Power. Jim and Mary lived in Green River and spent many days and evenings on the Flaming Gorge in their boat. Mary died in 2014 and Jim then devoted his time to the Lord, his church, grandkids, bird Bernie and dog Toby. Jim is survived by his sister Carol in Clearwater, Florida, four children – Glenn, Gregg, Lynn and Gene, and one step-daughter Rebecca. Jim is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and step grandchildren. Jim will be missed by all who knew him. Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, June 11, 2020 at The Harvestime Church of Wyoming, 825 Unita Drive, Green River, WY. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery. Condolences may be left at www.foxfh.com

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A candle was lit in memory of James Gardner

Lynn Jan 20 2022 5:20 PM

Missing my dad and mom this Thanksgiving- but I am thankful they are in Heaven

Lynn Nov 24 2021 4:37 PM

Thank you Terri

Lynn white Jun 20 2020 10:03 AM

Thank you Robert

Lynn white Jun 20 2020 10:02 AM

Thank you aunt Mary. We will miss him, especially calling him for advice on how to fix something. He was so smart and very wise.

Lynn white Jun 20 2020 10:01 AM

Thank you for the memories Robin. Dad loved to help others, I am so glad to hear you are devoted to the homeless because of what you learned from dad. I guess it runs in the family, i pass out sleeping bags to the homeless, no matter what the weather. Dad was a very loving person and prayed all the time for any body and everybody the Lord put on his heart and I know God heard every single one of his prayers. Blessings Robin- Lynn

Lynn white Jun 20 2020 9:58 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Gardner

Terri Broemer Laingren Jun 11 2020 1:38 PM

Sorry for your loss we were neighbors in diaperville

Robert LaBine Jun 11 2020 3:31 AM

Memories of Uncle includes; How big he and and my mom smiled when they saw each other. How they hugged each other, pure joy and love!!! Uncle talked to me at length about how and why he helps "Hobos". I have successfully began using his system to help homeless in Michigan. His smile and love of others. He met my son one time, yet he took the time afterwards to learn what specific prayers he needed. I will forever be grateful for his love of others, my Mom and for the prayers for my sons healing. He truly showed me what Gods love means.

Robin Gilbert Jun 10 2020 10:05 PM

Glenn Greg Gene Lynn I'm so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Your Mom & Dad witnessed Roger & my marriage. Mary Gardner Florida

mary Gardner Jun 10 2020 9:44 PM