Harriett Gardner, age 80, passed away on Friday, May 9, 2014, at Ardmore, Okla. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in The Chapel at Griffin-Hillcrest, Ardmore, Okla., with the Reverend Jimmy May officiating. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Ardmore.
Harriett was born on January 7, 1934, to Jess Lee Johnson and Charlotte Mae (Cummings) Johnson at Hollywood, New Mexico. She attended Ardmore schools and worked in accounting for Goodyear Tires, for Bealls Department Store as a clerk, and also as a delivery person for Kerr and Reavis Pharmacy until her retirement. Harriett married Berlin “B.J.” Gardner on March 4, 1978. The couple traveled extensively and loved taking Sunday drives together. She enjoyed playing cards and dominoes. Harriet was a member of Trinity Baptist Church of Ardmore.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Berlin, on May 28, 2010; and sister, Donna Gayle Bridgman.
Harriett is survived by her daughters, Sharon Ward and husband, Don, and Cathy Brown and husband, Bobby; son, Wayne Hobson and wife, Tammy; grandchildren, Andrea Castellow, Kimberly Ford, Kristen Rychlik, Donald Ward, Amy Muse, and Jeremy Hobson; 17 greatgrandchildren; sister, Rosa Lee Meyer; step-children, Sharon Jobe and husband, Bill, Sandra Farve and husband, Tom, Berlin Gardner and wife, Debbie, Susan Gabbard and husband, Bill, and Steve Gardner and wife, Evonne; 12 step-grandchildren and 20 step-great-grandchildren.
The family will greet visitors on Monday evening, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., at Griffin~Hillcrest, Ardmore.
Condolences may be left at www.Griffin~HillcrestFH.com.