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Diana Lyn Gardner January 30, 1961 - December 24, 2020

Diana Lyn Gardner

Diana Lyn Gardner, 59, of Homedale, Idaho, passed away December 24, 2020 at her daughter’s home. Diana was born January 30, 1961 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Ezra J. (Jack) Gardner and Violet Clay.

She graduated from Skyline High School. She moved to Boise where she attended business college.

She married Velmer E. McAbee. They had 5 children together. They later divorced.

She was preceeded in death by her son, Ross Ezra McAbee, her father Ezra J. (Jack) Gardner, and grandson Curtis Kendall McAbee.

Diana is survived by her mother Violet Gardner, her children, Jeremy (Jodi) McAbee. Nolan (Brandy) McAbee, Butch Elliott (Rose) McAbee, and Brandi (Derik) Barrett, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, and siblings Linda Bate, Leatha May and Wayne Gardner.

A private funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

To watch the service, please visit: https://vimeo.com/497347805

To watch the committal service, please visit: https://vimeo.com/497362479

Interment will be at Marsing-Homedale Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City.

A private funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

To watch the service, please visit: https://vimeo.com/497347805

To watch the committal service, please visit: https://vimeo.com/497362479

Interment will be at Marsing-Homedale Cemetery.

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    favorite nephew (matt) says

    miss you auntie! some of my best memories are when you use to take myself, Jeremy, Nolan, Ross; Elliot, and Brandi and go shopping or to the old time Pioneer day event in Tautphaus park , i remember that one yr i didn’t have any of my sisters around me for Christmas and to make my day special you took the last of your money and went and purchased a NutRoll candy bar and cheered my up by having me over for xmas with my cousins and my aunt!
    to Jeremy your mom is an amazing women< mothers my not be perfect and they may mess up from time to time , just that your mom and she will always be with you!
    to Nolan your mom was always proud of the man you became, though you might been able to see her as much she always talked about you.
    to Ross Now is your time with your mom, we miss you both.
    to Elliot sometimes you faltered and sometimes you were amazing but your mom was there to see you through it all
    to Brandi your mom loved talking about how proud she was for you and your kids, that you spent time with her and grandma garage selling and coming over to see her.

    your mom was an amazing person and always fun to be around, we loved her so much we will miss her, but remember that she is out of pain and in a better place.

    Matt (favorite Cousin, Yeah I'm claiming right to it)

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    Cathi Johnson says

    Aunt Diana you will be missed! So many memories that I wanted to share with her kids. I remember growing up before she had kids going to her high school football games and thought this is awesome that my aunt wants to spend time with me instead of her friends. Then after she had her kids, just coming over spending time with her and her children! You will never be forgotten! Sending loves and prayers to all the family!

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    Christy Reardon says

    Aunt Diana was always such a fun Aunt! There was never a time, even when things were bad, that she didn’t have a smile and a hug. She had a contagious smile and laugh that will never be forgotten.
    I know that she loved with all her heart, especially her kids and grandkids. She will be sorely missed. I love you Aunt Diana, and thank you for always being there with that infectious smile.

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