August 16, 1939 – July 3, 2021
Camille Mallard Gardner, 81, handed away Saturday, July 3, 2021, at Carolina Caring Hospice, with all of her household at her side.
She was born Aug. 16, 1939, in Savannah, Ga., to Sol B. Mallard and Mazie Hickman Mallard, who predeceased her.
She invested her early several years in Savannah, ahead of her family moved to Jacksonville, Fla., in which she graduated from Robert E. Lee Higher College. She then attended Wesleyan Faculty in Macon, Ga., and was recognized to Emory University Nursing College.
On Nov. 11, 1954, at a Methodist Youth Fellowship gathering, she satisfied William Ronald Gardner, who turned the enjoy of her life. Having married on Aug. 20, 1960, they embarked on a 60-year journey that bundled four youngsters and a prevent in Jacksonville, Fla., followed by Miami, Fla. Denver, Colo. Honolulu, Hawaii Washington, D.C. and Augusta, Ga. in advance of ultimately settling in Hickory. At each individual quit, Camille devoted herself to raising her family members and currently being active in the local community. In Jacksonville, she was secretary to the president of Jacksonville University, and when Ron was finishing professional medical faculty, she was secretary to the treasurer of Ryder Programs in Miami, Fla. She was also president of the Medical College Wives’ Club. When in Washington, D.C., she was secretary of the Ladies of the Chapel at Walter Reed Professional medical Heart. One particular of the numerous highlights for her in Washington, D.C., was the opportunity to attend the initial inaugural ball for President Richard Nixon and be seated future to then-Gov. Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan.
After settling with her spouse and spouse and children in Hickory, she became concerned in their church, Church of the Ascension, where she taught Sunday university, was a member of the Altar Guild, and was active in the Women’s Circle. She was also a longtime and lively member of the Hickory Services League wherever she was the duplicate editor of the prosperous Sector to Marketplace Cookbook. She was specifically proud of encouraging found the Rockabyes Program at Frye Regional Professional medical Center which assisted care for neonatal infants.
In addition to her moms and dads, she was predeceased by her daughter, Camron Gardner Wilkins and many aunts and several cousins.
In addition to her husband, Camille is survived by her small children: daughter, Lynn Gardner Curfman (Dean) of Morganton son, William Ronald Gardner Jr. (Jennifer) of Hickory and daughter, Kristin Gardner Dettelbach (Bobby) of Hickory. She is also survived by grandchildren, Elizabeth Creech Martin (John) of Raleigh, William Henry Creech of Raleigh, Patrick Bailey Creech of Charleston, S.C., Charles Gardner Wilkins of Hickory, Lane Marie Dettelbach of Hickory, and Robert Tate Dettelbach of Hickory.
Providers for Camille Mallard Gardner will be held at the Church of the Ascension, Saturday, July 10, at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be manufactured to Church of the Ascension Altar Guild, Carolina Caring of Newton or a charity of one’s alternative.
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