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Buck Gardner

November 4, 2018


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Buck Gardner “Papa” was born on October 5, 1921 in Aetna, Kansas and passed away peacefully at home November 4, 2018 with his wife Wanda by his side, at the age of 97. His family relocated to Enola, Arkansas in 1923 and from there to Graton, when Buck was 15. Buck served our country proudly in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII as an Airplane Mechanic Crew Chief. He retired after 30 years from the County of Sonoma as a Bridge Crew Supervisor. Buck loved to walk the town of Graton and always had a smile for those who wanted to stop and chat. Buck is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Wanda Gardner; 2 daughters, Gina Guffee and Kathi Bart; four granddaughters, Lisa Keaton, Lindsay Torgerson, Casey Ramirez and Cari Torres; and 10 great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held Sunday, November 11 from 11:00 – 12:30 at Pleasant Hills Memorial Park, 1700 Pleasant Hill Road, Sebastopol with a graveside service at 1:00 at Gilliam Cemetery, 2998 Sullivan Road, Sebastopol. Buck B. “Papa” Gardner