Jerry Ryan Gardner

Nov. 16, 1973 – May 21, 2018

Jerry Ryan Gardner, beloved father, brother, son and favorite uncle journeyed peacefully to the other side on May 21, 2018. He was seen off by friends and family who love him dearly and who will miss him every day.

Jerry was born on Nov. 16, 1973, to Ronald Bryant Gardner and Barbara Jean Leany Van Guilder and raised in Beryl, Utah. After graduating from Enterprise High School, he went on to a career in special education. Jerry had a talent for music, creating stories and writing poetry. He loved reading and helping those who needed special care. The thing he loved the most, however, was being a father to his son, Ashton.

He is survived by his son Ashton Gardner of St. George, Utah; mother Barbara (Boj) Leany Van Guilder and stepfather Tom of Castle Rock, Washington, Ronald Gardner and stepmother Karen of St. George, Utah; brothers Dallan (Marianne) Gardner of Buffalo, Wyoming, and Carson (Bridgette) Gardner of St. George, Utah; sisters Chelly (Patrick) Forsythe of Brunswick, Ohio, and Andrea Gardner of St. George, Utah; four stepsisters, Kara (Shawn) McNeill, Chrissy Holbrook, Danielle Van Guilder and Marissa Van Guilder; and three stepbrothers, Kyle Bunker, Cody Bunker and Collin Foremaster.

He was preceded in death by grandfather and grandmother Ed and Mary Gardner; grandfather and grandmother Bert and Patsy Leany; and by Aunt Nancy.

So long and thanks for all the fish.

Funeral services

  • Funeral Services were held Friday, May 25, at 11 a.m., at the Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel, 110 South Bluff St., St. George, Utah.
  • A visitation was held Thursday, May 24, from 5 to 7 p.m., and prior to services Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m., both held at the mortuary.
  • Interment is in the New Castle Cemetery, New Castle, Utah.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454.

For condolences, full obituary and funeral listings please visit Spilsbury Mortuary online.

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