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Victor Ettore Gardener

Victor Ettore Gardener

July 1, 1909 - April 7, 2006

Mr. Gardener died on Friday at age 96 at his home in Medford. He was born in Lake Creek, Ore., the youngest of six children of Rafaele Diodatto Francesco Gardener and his wife, Luisa Maria D'Francesco Gardener, immigrants from Cavalese and Bolzano, then in Austria and now in Italy.

Mr. Gardener was a logger and farmer, a designer and builder of earthen dams and irrigation systems, and a violin maker. He married Harriet Short in 1936 and lived in Jackson County throughout his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by his brothers and sisters, Bennett, Raphael, Lucy, Rosalia, and Beatrice. He is survived by his wife and their three children, Lucy, Diana, and Arthur, and by two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

At Mr. Gardener's request there will be no service. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.