Irene Johnson Gardiner

I know this is late, but thought most of you would enjoy reading about Irene Gardiner, she touched many of our lives and she has been missed. She warmed many of our homes with beautiful Christmas Quilts.

November 26, 1930 ~ January 8, 2017
Irene Johnson Gardiner passed away peacefully on January 8, 2017. Our amazing wife and mother had a major stroke two years ago, which enabled us to care for her during this time in which she slowly returned to her original state of innocence. Our care for her was a pittance in comparison to the amount of sacrifice and unconditional love she gave to us throughout our lives. Thank you Mom for your courageous example of compassion for others, which is the legacy you left for all of us.
Irene was born at home on November 26, 1930, in Ogden, Utah. Her parents, Arthur William Johnson and Elizabeth Walton Johnson, joined the Mormon Church in England and immigrated to the United States in 1922. Irene was the last of their children. Her older siblings were: Raymond Johnson, Dorothy Johnson Moss and Frank Johnson. She also had two older half-siblings: Arthur Vivian Johnson and Edith Johnson Haring; who, along with Raymond, were born in England and came to Utah with their parents.
Irene grew up in Ogden and graduated from Weber High School, class of ’48. She was very involved in her class and this interest remained with her right to the end. When most memories and awareness had left her, she could still belt out a rendition of “Good Ole Weber!”
Irene met Curt Gardiner at school, and after much cajoling, he was able to convince her to go out with him. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on June 14, 1950. Irene and Curt were high school sweethearts to the end, and together they forged a long life of family, business and adventure. Thank you Dad for taking such good care of our mother through this difficult season.
Irene’s life centered on her faith and her family. Her seven children grew up knowing their mom always put them first. She instilled in her children an awareness of others, and the value of sacrifice and unconditional love. She taught through example the value of service to others. She gave service in many church callings and capacities throughout her life, but she valued none more than being a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Our mom always put 120% into everything she did. Mom, we will miss your Christmas hand-dipped chocolates, but they will forever remind us what a sweet and amazing mother we were blessed to have.
Irene and Curt owned and operated “Gardiner’s Sew and Quilt” for 40 years. Irene’s quilts were a symbol of the comfort and compassion she gave to us all. She and Curt served a mission in Baltimore, where mom developed a love for those disenfranchised and underprivileged. Mom demonstrated the epitome of Christ-like love as a missionary and throughout her life. Irene truly was an elect lady.
Irene is survived by her husband, Edward Curtis Gardiner; and children: Elizabeth Buchanan, Jan (Roger) Nuttall, DeLayne (Ron) Dewey, Allyson (Rusty) Eskelson, Bill (Melinda) Gardiner, Matthew Gardiner; a special cousin, Edna Johnson Moore; 34 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren, with one on the way; and many other extended family and friends .
She was preceded in death by her parents and all of her siblings; her son, Edward Curtis Gardiner Jr.; a son-in-law, Stan Buchanan; a former daughter-in-law, Kathy Soelberg Gardiner; and a great-granddaughter angel-baby, Hallie Eskelson.
At Irene’s request a private family service will be held to celebrate our Super-Mom!

2017 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS FOR HUNTSVILLE TOWN 

2017 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS FOR HUNTSVILLE TOWN 
Huntsville Town, Weber County, Huntsville, UT, gives notice that in the upcoming 2017 Municipal Elections to be held in November, 2017, the following positions will become vacant and need to be filled.

> Four-year term for Huntsville Town Mayor
>  Two,  four-year terms for Huntsville Town Council Members.
Nominating Conventions will be held in August to nominate new candidates to fill these vacancies. Candidates much be a registered voter of Huntsville Town, and live within the Huntsville Town boundaries. For questions or concerns about the upcoming elections please contact Gail Ahlstrom @ 801-745-3420.

Suicide Prevention Meeting Scheduled: QPR TRAINING  (Question, Persuade, Refer)

The Weber County Sheriffs Department in cooperation with Huntsville Town will be presenting a program on QPR (question, persuade, refer) for Suicide Prevention and Awareness .
Time:  7 PM February 23.
Place:  Ogden Valley Library.

We are reaching out to all that will help make a difference in their communities. With the high number of suicides in our community we need to learn how to help and save a life. The QPR presentation is not a form of counseling or treatment. Rather it is intended to offer hope through positive action. By learning QPR, you will come to recognize the warning signs, clues and suicidal communications of people in trouble, and gain skills to act vigorously to prevent a possible tragedy. Please plan on joining all of us, to help understand, and recognize sings, so we may help save lives.

Donation Account set up for Craig Peterson

Craig Peterson’s home a complete loss!
As you may have recently heard, local, long time resident Craig Peterson had a major house fire last week. The Peterson family believes the home is a complete loss. 25 fire fighters worked on this fire all through the night and into the next day. Fire Crews from Huntsville, Eden, Ogden, Farr West, and Weber Fire District fought the fire.

For those who would like to help, an account for Craig Peterson was set up at Zion’s Bank in Eden. Craig was left with only the clothes he was wearing and could really use some help from our amazing generous residents.