Yvonne Gardner (91) passed away peacefully in her home in Florida on February 19, 2019.
Yvonne was born on November 26, 1927 in Tupper Lake NY. Her Mother and Fathers were Rose and Reule Beausoliel and life time companion Frank Merlino. Yvonne was the only girl of 5 brothers; Brainard Beausoliel, Roland Beausoliel, Maurice Beausoliel, Joseph Beausoliel, and Frank Beausoliel.
Yvonne met Maynard Gardner at a diner in Tupper Lake NY. They settled next to her husband's family, the Gardner's, in Altona NY until Maynard built Yvonne her dream home on Pickett's Corner Road in Saranac NY. Yvonne and Maynard had 6 children; Dan Gardner of Tupper Lake NY, Steve and Nancy (Sochia) Gardner of Colorado Springs CO, Valery Gardner of Leesburg FL, Joe and Carol Gardner of Umitilla FL, Shelly (Gardner) and Dale Weidenhamer of Leesburg FL, and her diseased youngest son David Gardner, of Saranac NY. Yvonne and Maynard had 11 Grandchildren and 16 Great Grandchildren.
Yvonne was a wonderful Wife, loving Mother and loyal Friend. As a cooking and baking enthusiast, Yvonne prided herself on creating 6 meals out of one chicken and baking cakes to share with friends and family. Yvonne also enjoyed crafts, painting and challenging her luck at any casino or local poker game. Yvonne had an adventurous spirit with a love of travel and a strong faith.
The family will have a service to celebrate her life in June at Holy Angel Catholic Church in Altona NY.
In lieu of flowers please donate to Lake County Cornerstone Hospice. Online: donate.cshospice.org Directly: Lake County Cornerstone Hospice Foundation, 2445 Lane Park Rd., Tavares, FL 32778 Via Credit Card: 352-742-6819. Arrangements have been entrusted to Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, 226 E. Burleigh Blvd., Tavares, FL 32778, (352)343-4444. Online condolences may be left on the Tribute wall at www.steversonhamlinhilbish.com