1955 Lorna 2017

Lorna Garner

August 8, 1955 — August 29, 2017

Lorna Gay (Wiece) Garner

1955-2017

“Stronger than you know”

Lorna Gay Garner (grandma cow nick) 62, of West Jordan, Utah passed away at her home surrounded by loved ones on August 29, 2017 after a 6-month battle with cancer.

Lorna was born in Salt Lake City, UT on August 8, 1955 to Richard and Wilma (Fullmer) Wiece.  She was married to David Thornwall and had two sons, Jason and Russell, later divorced.  She married Jeff Garner on September 5, 2002 and had many happy years together.

Lorna was raised in San Francisco, CA and South Salt Lake, UT.  She attended Granite High School. She was the youngest of six children and was the apple of her daddy’s eye who insisted on calling her Gay in opposition to the rest of the family.

Lorna was very tender hearted as was demonstrated by the way she treated everyone she met, including animals.  She had a generosity that couldn’t be beat.  She was so generous that people around her had to be concerned about her own material well-being, lest she “give the farm away”.

Lorna was preceded in death by her son Russell, her mother and father, brothers Chad and Norman Wiece, sister Shannon Bawden .   She is survived by her husband Jeff Garner, son Jason Thornwall, step children Shar Garner, Robert Garner, Nikki Arnold, Alisha (Billy) Fiddles 15 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, brother Ronald (Sandra) Wiece, sister Rayola (Delbert) Polad, many nieces and nephews.  Many thanks to all the hospice nurses and aides.

There will be a visitation and viewing the evening of Thursday August 31, 2017 from 6-8 P.M. Funeral services will take place at the LDS church 6695 South 2200 West 12:00 noon on Friday September 1, 2017 with a visitation and viewing from 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 noon. Interment will be at Redwood Memorial Estates.

There will be a luncheon after the graveside services at the same LDS church.


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