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Janet Marjorie Gardner

July 28, 1931 ~ November 18, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Janet Gardner Obituary

In the afternoon of November 18, 2023, the world bid farewell to a remarkable woman, Janet Marjorie Gardner. Born on July 28, 1931, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Janet's journey of life was one that inspired many and left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who knew her.

Janet's early years were spent in Pikesfield, Maryland, where she cultivated her love for learning and nurtured an insatiable curiosity about the world. She pursued her education relentlessly, earning a Master's Degree in Nursing. This was a testament to her unwavering determination and commitment to personal growth. She was a woman of many talents, but it was her work as a Registered Nurse that truly defined her. For over 43 years, Janet dedicated herself to the service of others, rising to the position of Director of Nursing. Her career was not just a job, but a calling, a testament to her selfless nature.

But Janet was not just a dedicated professional; she was also a woman of diverse interests. She reveled in the simple pleasures of life like reading and working on puzzles. Her spirit of service extended beyond her professional life, as she volunteered for the police department, St. Norbert Catholic Church, and several other agencies. Janet's passion for giving back to her community was a shining beacon of her generous nature.

Janet's life was not just about her accomplishments and services; it was also about love. She was the proud mother of two sons, Gino and David, and their wives Veronica and Carol Natividad, respectively. She found immense joy in her role as a grandmother to Stephen and his wife Nichole Natividad, Robert and his wife Marie Elizalde, Gina and her husband Tony Denove, Ryan Natividad, Stephanie Boffa, and Christopher Natividad. The delight in her eyes was unmatched when she spent time with her eight great-grandchildren, Elijah, Noah, Zachariah, Joseph, Lia, Briar, Mason, and Braydon. Janet is also survived by her brother, Robert Gardner, who will remember her fondly.

Janet Marjorie Gardner was a woman of faith. She lived her life guided by her faith-filled conviction her love of her Lord and  Savior Jesus Christ and her belief in the goodness of others. She was the epitome of generosity, always thinking of others before herself. Her thoughtfulness knew no bounds, and she adored her family, showering them with love and affection.

As we remember Janet, we celebrate a life well-lived. We remember a woman who was a beacon of hope and inspiration, who led by example and taught us the importance of service, love, and faith. Janet was not just a mother, grandmother, sister, and friend; she was a guiding light, a pillar of strength, a source of comfort, and an embodiment of selflessness.

In honor of Janet, let us remember her not with sorrow, but with gratitude for the life she led, the love she shared, and the difference she made. Let us carry forward her legacy of selfless service, her spirit of generosity, and her unwavering faith. Let us strive to live our lives with the same compassion, love, and dedication that Janet Marjorie Gardner did. Her journey may have ended, but her spirit lives on in the hearts of those she touched.

Janet Marjorie Gardner, your life was a testament to the power of love, service, and faith. You have left us physically, but your legacy will continue to inspire and guide us. Thank you for the memories, the lessons, and the love. You will be greatly missed, but your spirit will forever remain in our hearts.

Janet will be laid to rest at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, California.

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Funeral Mass
December 1, 2023

10:30 AM
Sisters Of St Joseph Mother House Chapel Sacred Heart Chapel
480 S Batavia St
Orange, CA 92868


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