Loueen Gardner, Age 71, died on July 14, 2020 with her family in her heart and her in their thoughts and prayers. Loueen was born on a nice wintery day in December in McNary, Arizona. Unbeknownst to her she was to be the oldest of 7 children and would then get to set the example for them. She loved each and every one of her siblings and then as they added their spouses and children, she loved them just as much. Loueen married the love of her life, Carwin, in 1967 for time and all eternity in the Mesa, Arizona Temple. Out of the blissful union came 6 bouncing baby children, 4 boys and 2 girls. She certainly had her hands full with the kids and their activities and loved every minute. As the kids grew, so did the size of her family. Those that had the honor and privilege of joining the family learned that they were just as loved as the ones that were born into the family. Loueen welcomed all with open arms and a wide smile. Her smile was described as “when she smiled her cheeks moved up an inch.” Her family was her pride and joy. She worked outside of the home, but her greatest work was done in the home. Loueen was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and loved her Savior. She shared that love with her family and with those around her. Even up to the last day, shared her love and her testimony through her actions. Loueen is survived by her husband of 53 years, children Rick (Suzanne) Gardner, Carleen (J. Eric) Wellard, Keith (Alyson) Gardner, Elaina (John) Bishop, Ryan Gardner and Logan Gardner. 19 grandchildren and 3 great-children who were the twinkle of her eye and she was the twinkle of theirs. She is also survived by her siblings, their spouses and numerous nephews and nieces that adored and loved her. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Leola Mendell. Graveside Service will be held at the Woodruff, Arizona Cemetery.