BRENDA LOU GARDNER (née Fleetwood) born September 23, 1950 in West Plains, Missouri died February 13, 2013 at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, CO. Brenda married Steven William Gardner on April 27, 1969 in Osceola, MO, her hometown, and accompanied her husband, a Colorado native, to Colorado Springs where he completed his military service after serving a tour in Vietnam. The couple settled in Loveland in 1976 where they spent the remainder of their lives. They remained united in wedlock until Steve's death in February, 2003.
A Licensed Practical Nurse, Brenda worked in various capacities for Associates in Family Medicine in Fort Collins for 23 years and made many warm and lasting friendships in the AFM family during her tenure.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Steve, and her father, Coy Fleetwood. She is survived by her children: Debbie Gardner, Jeremy and Cyndi (Gardner) Clarke, and John and Alyssa Gardner all of Loveland; grandchildren: Jaden Stewart, Skylar Gardner, Telitha Clarke, Shadow Clarke, and Betty Anne Gardner; mother Josephine Fleetwood of Clinton, MO, brother, Mark of Columbia, MO, and sister, Joe and Pam (Fleetwood) Brown, of Osceola, MO.
She is remembered for her warm smile, her generosity to those in need, and the enduring nature of her friendship to those who opened their hearts to her.
Services will be Monday, February 18 at 12:00 PM at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home in Loveland. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested in Brenda's name to Relay for Life - Loveland & Berthoud at www.relayforlife.org.