Jack Gardner was born to Donald and Marjorie Gardner in Aurora, IL on November 9, 1953. While he lived much of his life in Colorado he lived in many other states as his family moved a great deal because of his father’s work as a union electrician.
After getting his GED he worked multiple jobs before opening his own Daylight Donuts in Louisville, CO. Jack owned several small businesses during his lifetime in addition to the donut shop—including Accent Coffee Services, The Mailing Center, and a franchise of Rocky Mountain Bottled Water with his family.
He met the love of his life, Deb Goldsberry, while working as a salesman for MJB Coffee and they were married on March 3, 1984 in Colorado Springs after he asked her to marry him at the top of a mountain in South Dakota. Together they had two children, Aaron (34) and Amanda (31).
Jack was diagnosed with Superior Mesenteric Artery Thrombosis in 2014 and battled with the complications from that and the surgeries to address it ever since, but at 12:17 pm on Friday, June 12, 2020 Jack passed peacefully by into the loving arms of His Savior Jesus Christ with his wife and daughter by his side and his son close by.
Jack is survived by Deb Gardner, his wife of 36 years; father Donald Gardner; children Aaron Gardner, Amanda & Travis Toler; grandson Wyatt Toler; brothers Tom Gardner and Jim Lybarger; sister Susie Richert; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jack is preceded in death by his mother Marjorie Gardner; siblings Lynn Gardner, Rex Gardner and Kurt Lybarger.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Pinecrest Community Church, 7165 N. Delbert Rd., Parker, Co, 80138 on Sunday, June 28 at 1:00 pm.
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