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Marvin Lee Gardner


Marvin Lee Gardner passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017, at the age of 76 in Glasgow, Mont.

He requested that cremation take place and no service be held.

He was born in Scobey, Mont., on Dec. 27, 1940, to Henry and Glenda (Fossum) Gardner. He went to school in Glasgow, graduating in 1959. In March of 1962, he opened Marv's Conoco, and on Nov. 4, 1962, he married Sandi Desonia. They had four sons and separated in 1997. In the fall of 1974, he rented his dad's farm and in May of 1976 he closed the door of Marv's Conoco and was full-time at the farm. He retired in 2010 for health reasons.

He was a lifetime member of the Elks and was active in many community clubs including Jaycees, car and motorcycle clubs. He was a drag racer and helped to start the demolition derbies. In his Conoco days, the family enjoyed the cabin at Fort Peck, fishing and boating. He loved everything about farming and ranching, especially sitting on his "Green Machines." He was a hard worker and very proud of his farm.

After retirement, his life was centered around the many friends and family that gathered in his garage.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his sister-in-law, Bev; and brother-in-law, Bob.

Survivors include his ex-wife, Sandi; four sons, Garret of Glasgow, Dallas and his wife, Bridgett, of Billings, Cory and his wife, Jodi, of Battle Creek, Mich., and Shane and his wife, Char, of Glasgow; one brother, Gary, of Glasgow; one sister, Vi Graham of Renton, Wash.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Bell Mortuary is assisting with arrangements and condolences may be made at or sent to 40 Kampfer Drive, Glasgow, MT 59230.


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