Angela Sue Gardner
Angela Sue (Wills) Gardner —DOB: 05/01/1954-09/23/2023
Angela was born in Portland Oregon almost in the back seat of a car to Roland Cyprien Wills (1921-1997) and Elsie Lucille Zitting (1920-1998) then living in Longview Washington. She is the youngest of 4 children and is survived by her oldest sister Diane Merril, residing in California and older sister Jan Clayton residing in Washington state. Her daughter Clarissa Marie Gardner and her husband Del R. Gardner reside in Nevada while her older brother Allen Dale Wills previously living near Mesa Arizona is deceased.
Angela lived in Las Vegas Nevada from 2012 to 2015, Henderson Nevada 2011 to 2012, and 2015 to 2023. She lived in Cathlamet Washington across the river by ferry from Portland Oregon (where she was born) 2010 to 2011. She lived near Walkerton Indiana in Starke County 1994 to 2009, in Terre Haute Indiana from 1992 to 1994, in Danville Illinois from 1990 to 1992, in South Bend Indiana from 1989 to 1990, in Des Moines Iowa 1985 to 1989, in Pocatello Idaho from 1977 to 1985, in Columbus Georgia December 1975 to 1977, in Seattle Washington 1972 to 1975, in Yakama Washington from 1960’s to 1972 and in Longview Washington from May 1954 to the 1960’s. Angela S Gardner passed away on the 23nd of September 2023 where her body was taken from Saint Rose Dominican Hospital to the Mortuary. Her body will be laid to rest at Palm Cemetery, Henderson Nevada.
Angela was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at Horizon Ridge Ward of Black Mountain Stake. She held many callings including Relief Society President, Ward Missionary, Primary teacher, Sunday-School teacher and others. Her most precious calling has been being a mother. She was married to and sealed to her husband in the Idaho Falls Temple on December 27, 1975. Her daughter Clarissa Marie Gardner was sealed to her in the Chicago temple in August or September 2000.
Angela graduated from Idaho State University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in Special Education. She substitute taught in school but never became a full time teacher
She worked as a secretary in Seattle until married, then medical transcriptionist in Iowa, Indiana and Illinois while her husband was a General Intern, a 1st year Internal Medicine Resident, and a Family Practice Resident. She was content in being a wife and a mother.
She had many years of sorrow, being barren, however in her later years she found refuge in being a mother to full time missionaries living under her roof for a time. Mother’s Day went from a time of heavy tears of sadness to great tears of joy if tears at all when Clarissa was added to us in a miracle.
She will be missed by many but most of all by her daughter and her husband until being reunited for eternity either in the spirit world or during the millennium or both. Her family is a forever family, for time and for all eternity, disrupted momentarily by the separation of body and spirit, only to be reunited with loved ones previously passed on through the veil, now preparing the way for her husband and daughter to follow later. Until then, we bid you Angela ADIEU!