Marcella M. (McDowell) Gardner

Died: Sun., May 27, 2018


9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Jun. 02, 2018
Location: Maple Ridge Bible Church

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jun. 02, 2018
Location: Maple Ridge Bible Church

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Marcella M. Gardner, age 83 of Boscobel, passed away on Sunday May 27, 2018 at Gundersen Hospital in Lacrosse.  She was born on October 25, 1934 in Haney Township Crawford County Wisconsin.  The daughter of Harley and Mary (McKnight) McDowell. She married Robert "Bob" Gardner on November 5, 1955  at the United Methodist Church in Boscobel.  He preceded her in death on October 5,  ​2011​ .  She is survived by two sons and three daughters; Steven (Ann) Gardner of Wauwatosa , David (Susan) Gardner of Boscobel, Nancy (William) Ewoldt of Boscobel, Karen (George) Andrews of Dodgeville, Rebecca (Steve) Eck of Boscobel. 12 Grandchildren 18 Great-Grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a grandson Cody Ewoldt, one brother Art McDowell. ​ A twin sister  Maxine Boughton  who followed her in death​.
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday June 2, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the  ​Maple Ridge Bible Church rural Boscobel​ . ​ ​Pastor Stan Pegram officiating.​
Burial in the Boscobel Cemetery.  Friends may call on Saturday June 2, 2018 from 9:00-11:00 A.M. at the Maple Ridge Bible Church rural Boscobel​
The Kendall Funeral service in Boscobel is assisting the family.  In lieu of flowers memorials can be given to Grant County Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance.  Online condolences can be sent to.

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Shirley Randall
   Posted Wed May 30, 2018
My deepest sympathy to the family.

When I think of Marcella I have so many good memories and laughs. I also have lots of good memories of the family. Marcella gave me so much good advice and help at the hospital. She was so dependable and knowledgeable and so good to the patients.

Lori Krug
   Posted Wed May 30, 2018
Such special Aunts. I can't believe you both went home so closely together and yet it all makes sense. You were so good to my Mom and Dad and I know Dad thought so much of his sisters. Thank you for wonderful memories. Until we meet again, please give Mom and Dad a kiss from me. Love you, Lori

Diane Cushman
   Posted Wed May 30, 2018
So sorry for the loss of your mother and aunt.

Chuck and Sandy Schwab
   Posted Thu May 31, 2018
Your Mom always had a warm smile and kind greeting at the Methodist church when she passed out the Sunday bulletins. She also delighted in cutting the desserts for various activities at the church. You will miss her and her sister, for sure,but now she has been healed of her illnesses. She has left wonderful memories for you to cherish.

Dale Ley
   Posted Thu May 31, 2018
Sorry for your loss, she will surely be missed.

Barb Bell
   Posted Thu May 31, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Marcella and Maxine were the most compassionate and helpful nurses. May all your wonderful memories of both of them give you comfort at this sad time.

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