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Andrea Willie Gardner

April 6, 1967 - May 3, 2017

Andrea passed away on May 3, 2017 at her home with her family by her side. Andrea was born on April 6, 1967 to Allen and Helga Willie of Syracuse. Andrea had battled with brain cancer for nine years.  Andrea was a true fighter and she did everything she could to stay with her four daughters who she loved so much.

Andrea worked many jobs throughout her life, but painting was her pride and joy. She painted in so many homes and businesses from Ogden to Draper. Andrea had a true talent and she loved to make people happy.  Andrea’s second love was shopping. She could find a sale anywhere and she loved to shop for her daughters.

Andrea and Daren were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on June 18, 1987. They were just a month short of making 30 years together.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings throughout her life. She especially enjoyed working with the Young Women. Andrea loved to go to the Temple. She had some great friends that were always willing to take her.

Andrea is survived by her husband Daren, and her four daugthers, Amanda(24), Alexandrea(21), Sydney(17), and Sadie(13). Parents, Allen and Helga Willie, and two sisters, Kristina (Garrich) and Bettina (Roland). Her daugthers were the love of her life. Andrea loved going on trips with her daugthers to Disneyland, Jackson Hole, and Echo. Andrea loved just being with her family.

The family would like to thank Huntsman Cancer Institute for the many years of care; Dr. Howard Coleman, Sean Strope PA, Calee Hulet, and Dr. Randy Jensen.

The family would also like to thank CNS Home Health with the countless hours that they spent in our home taking care of Andrea. They are truly an amazing and caring staff.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday May 8, 2017 at 11:00am at South Weber Stake Center at 7989 South 2250 East, South Weber, Utah. There will be a viewing on Sunday from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM at Leavitts Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden Utah. An additional viewing will be held at the South Weber Stake Center Monday prior to services from  9:30 AM -10:30 AM.

Interment, Leavitts Aultorest Memorial Park in Ogden

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to the Huntsman Cancer Institute Brain Tumor Research.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Family will also greet friend from 9:30 to 10:30 am on Monday prior to the Funeral Service.

Service Information

Date: Monday, May 8, 2017

Time: 11:00 am -

South Weber Stake Cener


7989 South 2250 East
South Weber, UT

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Funeral Services will be held on Monday May 8, 2017 at 11:00am at the South Weber Stake Center, 7989 South 2250 East, South Weber, UT.   There will be a viewing on Sunday from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM at Leavitts Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden Utah. There will be a viewing at the South Weber Stake Center  building on Monday from 9:30 AM -10:30 AM at the Church.

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, May 8, 2017

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: April 6, 1967
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Condolences for Andrea Willie Gardner

Donna Starnes Bolton posted on 5/8/17

So sorry for your loss. Andrea had a spunky personality and loved life. I loved being around her in high school. I wish you all the best in healing after this loss to your family. Focus on the memories, I am sure there are many. :)


Cyndi Melgar Bribiesca posted on 5/8/17

Gardner Family, I would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Cyndi


TERESA POULIOT posted on 5/8/17

Dear Gardner Family, I just want all of you to know how much Andrea was and still is loved. She was one of the most amazing woman I have known and she will always remain in our thoughts and hearts. She will always be with you everywhere you go She truly gave all of herself to her family and she loved each one of you with her entire heart. My thoughts and prayers will always be with you guys. Love. Teresa Pouliot


Linda Byram posted on 5/7/17

Dear Daren and Daughters, I want to add my love and support to that which has already been given you. When Bill died, the prayers of family and friends were a tangible support for me. I hope that you also will sense that, along with our Heavenly Father's and our Savior's love for you all. I feel sure that your lives have been strengthened and that you have grown and progressed greatly from having Andrea as your wife and mother. She has given you that gift of herself that only she could. I pray that you can keep that gift alive and thriving in the future by remembering the way she lived her testimony and by revisiting the happy times you had together. With love and prayers, Linda Byram


Kimberly Checketts Futey posted on 5/7/17

Dear Gardner Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Andrea was such a kind and noble lady. I loved visiting with her at family parties and get togethers. She had such an amazing way of making you feel loved and accepted. She will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Jean-Jacques, Kimberly, Addyson, Amelia, Avery, & Ashlyn Futey


Steve Bybee posted on 5/7/17

Daren and girls. I am so sorry for your loss. Andrea was such a sweet lady. My girls loved having her in the young women's activities in the Pioneer ward. Everyone loved her! She was a great friend to everyone and her sense of humor was so refreshing. She was a joy to be around and talk too. We will miss her. Daren you are an awesome Dad and a great friend. Love, Steve/Amy Bybee


Michael and Elizabeth Whittier posted on 5/7/17

Darren and girls, You don't know me well but I had the fortunate experience to hear all about your dear Family from your Father , Darren, as he went on his daily walks around our community here in Uintah. He loves his daughters and he always spoke lovingly about your Mother, his wife, Andrea. I know she will be near you all even after her passing. You will feel her presence many times in your lives because you are all her number one priority and your LOVE for each other is eternal and will never die .Darren, you are a man of great determination, keep your courage strong as you are now the Father they all need to work relentlessly to keep your Family close to you. I am thankful for the opportunity I have had to make your acquaintance. God Bless you all in this difficult time and may you all feel our Savior's Love for each of you. Elizabeth Whittier


Keith and Diane Kap posted on 5/6/17

Darren, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Andrea is such a wonderful person and loved the girls so much. I know your little family has had such a struggle these last 9 years. We are all so blessed to know that Andrea is finally at peace and can watch over her family and you will all together again healthy and happy. It was so wonderful working with her at camp, the last 2 years. She will be surely missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family. Love, Elder and Sister Kap


Marilyn Hales posted on 5/4/17

To Daren and the girls: My heart is saddened at the passing of your mom. What a great lady! My memory of her was the way she cared and would fight for her daughters even when she wasn't feeling well. We were able to have some very nice talks over the years. I appreciated her wit and her will. She will indeed be missed. She'll undoubtedly be working hard on the other side, this time free of cancer. Take care, my prayers are with you all. Marilyn and Dana Hales South Weber Elementary and Franklin Group friends


Maureen and Al Garcia posted on 5/4/17

She is such a positive person and heaven is lucky to have her. She and the family have experienced some of the worst this world has to teach us and heaven only knows the reason, but she's gone ahead to welcome each of you when it's your turn. Love never dies, it only gets bigger and better and when you meet again it will be beautiful beyond comprehension. Continue to talk to her. When you feel her presence at times know she is keeping in touch. She will be having her own activities going on but she will help in your lives in anyway she can. Her only unhappiness at this point is her loved one's suffering. Accept the situation, know it's not forever. and tell her you love her and will see her on the other side! She is a wonderful mother and wife and loves each of you so much.