Spencer Kimball Gardner, 36, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday July 12, 2018 at his home in Springville, Utah.
Spencer was born on February 16, 1982 in Provo, Utah to David and Susan Gardner, and was the youngest of six children. As a young boy Spencer was spoiled rotten, if anyone was going to get away with something that would be Spencer, this included being a little pyromaniac and much more. He was always on the go and never stayed put for very long.
To know Spencer was to love Spencer. He will forever be known as a great Son, Brother, Uncle, Husband, Father and friend. He was a pillar in his family, and each and every person at one time or another turned to Spence for his love, his encouragement, his guidance and his support. He was known for his ability to make everyone feel safe and at ease just by being in his presence. Spencer was a lot of things, and he was something different to each and every one of us. To his parents he was their baby boy, their pride and joy, and a source of strength amongst his siblings. To his sisters he was the little brother they all looked up to, to his brother he was an example and a great friend. He was a hero to his siblings and he was their everything. To his nieces and nephews he was an example of safety and strength. To Bridey and his boys he was their world. Korbin and Karson were his pride and joy and they loved every minute spent with their dad.
Spencer had a special love for music, and taught himself to play the guitar at the young age of 14. As he got a little older he learned to golf and it became a passion of his, most of his Sundays were spent golfing with his nephews and close friends. Spencer had a love for all outdoor activities- camping, snowboarding, wakeboarding and rollerblading. Spence could do it all and he did it well.
On January 4, 2003 he married the love of his life, Bridey Lynn Brock and together they had two sons, Spencer Korbin and Karson Brock. Spencer loved those two little boys with all he had, and enjoyed spending time with them doing the things they all loved.
Spencer was employed by Flowserve for over 15 years, and was known for being a caring, respectful, and loving supervisor to his employees. He enjoyed working with the people there and often said that they were like a second family to him.
Spencer will be missed more than we can adequately express. The Gardner family would like to thank each and every one of you for your love and support. To Spencer's friends- thank you for always being there for him, you were such an important part of who Spencer was. To Korbin and Karson, know your dad loved you and that he will be watching over you.
Spencer is survived by his parents; David and Susan Gardner, his wife Bridey, his children Korbin and Karson, sister Jenny (Bree), sister Cally (Dustin), brother Brandon, and sister Aubrey (Mike), 11 nieces and nephews, and countless friends. He was preceded in death by his Grandparents, Armand and Mildred Gardner, Dean and Julia Maxcine Powell Thompson, Uncle Lynn Thompson, and his sister Marjon Rene.
As Spencer would always say... "I'm glad you got to see me!"
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 20th, 2018 @ 11:00am, in the LDS Church located at 1627 Cadbury Lane, Springville UT. 84663. Visitation for friends and family will occur from 9:00-10:45am prior to the funeral services. Interment will immediately follow at the Salem City Cemetery, located at 130 East 965 South, Salem, Ut.