Ada Mae Rodgers Gardner
Washington, UT - Ada Mae Rodgers Gardner, 92, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2018 Washington, Utah. She was born October 6, 1925 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Bert Huish Rodgers and Mary Bernice Peterson Rodgers,
She attended school in Star Valley, Wyoming, until she moved to Provo, Utah where she graduated from High School.
Ada married Bruce Low Gardner, July 10, 1944 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Two boys: Dexter and Kimball (Pam) and two girls: Eko (Kevin) and Jane were born to Low and Ada.
Ranching and outfitting for the majority of their marriage, Ada was the cook, a guide, catered weddings, organized class reunions and holiday parties. She was a nurse and held other jobs while raising her family and running the ranch.
Ada was known for her cooking and for her Dutch Oven Cooking. She made and sold quilts and loved to crochet. She was a Rodeo Queen Coach and Advisor and was proud of the girls that she worked with.
As an active and loving member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she was a Stake Relief Society President, Ward Relief Society President for 22 years, also held many other church callings. She continued her service through temple work.
Ada was preceded in death by her parents, Burt and Bernice; step-father, Herb Schwab; husband, Low; brothers, Bert and Scott; sisters, Rhea and Valine; three step-brothers: Dell, Wayne and Reed Schwab and grandson, Jed. She is survived by her sister, Ann; her children; 16 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Her family was the most important thing in her life, followed by her friends, her garden and her cat. We will miss her and want everyone to pay her love and friendship forward.
Burial will be in the Afton City Wyoming Cemetery, Sept. 1, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.