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Lowell Kent Gardner

06/17/1978 - 12/04/2019
Service Date: 12/10/2019
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10305 E. Southern Avenue, Mesa, Arizona
Visitation Date: 12/10/2019
Visitation Time: 9:00 AM
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10305 E. Southern Avenue, Mesa, Arizona
Interment: Mountain View Cemetery,7900 E Main St, Mesa, Arizona

On December 4, 2019 Lowell Kent Gardner returned to be with our Father in Heaven. He left us very unexpectedly and much too soon. Lowell and his family resided in Mesa, Arizona at the time of his passing. Lowell was an example of kindness and service to all those around him. He genuinely loved with his whole heart. He lived life to the fullest with his family at the forefront of all he did and was a devoted husband and father. Whether with his family and friends, in his job as a Usability Engineer, or serving at church, Lowell was a calming, reassuring presence to all those around him. He will be missed more than words can adequately express.

Lowell was born in Payson, Utah to Richard Allan Gardner and Zilpha Diana Nielsen. He lived in many places, but Thatcher, Arizona was home to him. He graduated from Thatcher High School in 1996. Lowell met his wife, Becky at Eastern Arizona College in 2000 soon after returning from a 2-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They were married May 18, 2001 in the Mesa, Arizona Temple and enjoyed more than 18 years of marriage together before his untimely death. 

Lowell is survived by his wife Rebecca “Becky”; his two children, Joshua Logan (17) and Tylee Mabel (12); his parents, Allan and Zilpha; and his siblings, Doug (Maria), Jeff (Lizeth), Randall (Jennifer), Tiffany (Wes Gilmore), Gary (Heidi), and Corrianne (Nathan Coons) and their families. 

You will be in our hearts forever… Until we meet again.

Services will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10305 E. Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85208. 

A viewing will be held at 9am followed by the memorial at 10am. 

Interment for immediate family members will take place at 12pm at Mountain View Cemetery, 7900 E. Main St. Mesa, AZ 85207. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a private memorial fund to help with funeral expenses and support for Lowell’s surviving wife and children during this difficult time.  Donations can be made by visiting: https://give.donatekindly.org/lg996/makedonation/donation/60b33571-d5b1-4e94-8464-1471b23deffa


  • Deanna and Gary Mangum

    We send our love to the Gardner family. We pray you can all find peace and comfort.

  • We are so sorry about Lowell. He was such a sweet person.

  • Ken and Margit maxwell

    So sorry for your loss, your family will be in our prayers.

  • Gabriele Zimmerman

    My condolences to all of Lowell’s family. Becky you and your children are in my thoughts and I’m sending all of my love to you during this time of grief. I wish I were closer to be there to support you in person. You were always a great friend to me growing up.

  • Lowell has left a huge void in the lives and hearts of everyone who knew him. It’s unimaginable that he’s no longer here. I have worked with him since 2011 and daily have been grateful to be part of his team. He was way more friend than co-worker and he will be missed more than words can say. To his wife, children, and loved ones, our hearts break with yours and for you.

  • Becky I am so sorry. I had no idea he was even sick. I read this and weep. My heart goes out to you and the children. I love your family and loved our sister visits I am here for you.

  • Al and Sandy Carruthers

    So very, very sorry to see this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May it be comforting that he is with loved ones and family in heaven. May our Heavenly Father guide you and be with you through this difficult time.

  • Max and Patty Burrell

    We’re so sorry for to hear of his passing. We offer condolences to all the Gardner family especially to Becky and her family. May God bless and comfort you during this difficult time. Our prayers will be in your behalf.

  • We are at a loss of words! Praying for all of Lowell’s family. Pay God be with you in the coming times.

  • The Isbell family

    Our condolences to each of you. A life gone too soon

  • We wanted to thank all of our friends and Lowell’s friends that came to his services yesterday. We hope Lowell was pleased with they way we honored him. He influenced all our lives and we feel it a privilege to have had him for 41 years. T hank goodness Families are Forever! The following is a poem he wrote:
    The Fix’er Up’er
    “We’re buying another car”, Dad said, And we all got big eyes. I wonder what it’ll be this time, And who will get to drive. As we sat there in Home Evening Imaginations started to fly, But a few days later when we saw the heap, We simply stared and wondered why. It wasn’t a red convertible, Or even a Camaro, at that. Instead it was an old, run-down Ford, And all her tires were flat. “Well, what’da ya think?” he asked, As he lifted up the hood. “A little paint and some elbow grease And man, won’t she look good.” So once again we began the task, Of resurrecting an old, dead car, That probably wouldn’t last very long, Or ever drive very far.
    But as we spent the hours, With ratchets and plugs in hand, I learned more than just mechanics, I learned how to be a man. Working side by side with my father, We talked of missions and things, Like going to the Temple,
    And the joy the gospel brings. Believe it or not, it finally ran, So we put it on the road. And after its life was spent for sure, It was taken to the junkyard and sold. But I’ll never forget those lessons, And I know I’ll always be glad, For the chances that old cars gave to me, To spend that time with my Dad.
    Written -Elder Lowell Gardner as a missionary in Canada April 1999

  • LaDonna and Dennis Rice

    Our deepest sympathy to the Gardner family
    Our prayers are with you all.

  • To God be all honor and glory. We pray the Lord extend His peace to family and friends during this time of separation. That He allow there to be moments of quiet reflection of all the good times spent with Lowell and how he will always be in your hearts. May the Lord impart His wisdom to and for you all as you move forward in sharing His good will, in Jesus name, amen.

  • Bristol Rhoton

    Lowell was such a great example he loved
    Living on the farm in Virden, New Mexico he was a lot of fun in scouts along with his brothers.
    He will be surely missed:)

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