Donald Wayne Gardner was born on April 16, 1960 to Donald Stanley and Marjorie Jo Gardner in Torrance, California. Donald left this world on April 26, 2021 in Oklahoma City, OK. Donald left behind his wife of 40 years, Paula Kay Gardner and two children, son Donald Eldon Ray Gardner of the home and Kathleen Marie Hogan and son-in-law Jon Hogan of OKC. Donald was proceeded in death by his parents and 2 sisters, Janet Joseph and Peggy Gardner. Donald has 6 surviving sisters Tammy Gardner of OKC, Brenda Pearlstein of OKC, Christina Myers of OKC, Cherie Flanary of OKC Donna Gardner of Arizona, and Elaine Medrano of Arizona. Donald also leaves behind many Uncles, Aunts, Nieces and Nephews and Great Friends.
Donald was an avid sci – fi buff. He enjoyed watching many sci-fi tv series and movies. Donald loved anything to do with space exploration and seismology.
But his greatest enjoyment was fishing especially when his family went with him. It was always a special time for us as a family. Now he is with Grandpa Elmer Krebbs fishing alongside him.
Donald was a great husband, father, provider and a great friend to all. Usually if he was working for someone he had a way of making friends with them. Mr. Finley and John Hansen were considered friends by Donald.