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Helen Noall was born 8 August 1914 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States to Heber Greene Richards (1885-1962) and Nora Rebecca Noall (1888-1985) and died 6 May 2009 Bountiful, Utah, United States of unspecified causes.

Obituary 2009

Obituary Published in the Deseret News on 5/7/2009:

Helen Richards Gardner passed away peacefully on May 6, 2009 at Heritage Place Assisted Living Center in Bountiful, Utah of natural causes.

She was born on August 8, 1914 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Heber Greene and Nora Noall Richards.

She was the last survivor of five children. She attended the L.D.S. High School and graduated from the University of Utah with a B.A. degree in 1936. She then attended the University of California in Berkeley and received a Certificate of Librarianship.

She was employed for three years at the U. of U. with a special assignment at the Stewart Training School.

While in Berkeley she met Eldon J. Gardner, who was working on an advanced degree in Zoology. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on August 21, 1939. They lived in Salinas, California for seven years, then in Salt Lake City for three years and then they went to Logan in 1949 when Eldon welcomed and accepted a faculty position at Utah State University.

They lived there for 40 years until Eldon passed away in 1989. Helen then moved to Bountiful and spent her last 20 years there.

Helen was a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She did much in genealogical research and, while in Logan, she served in the Cache General Library as a consultant from 1966 - 1989.

She served in the Primary organization and as the Primary president. She was especially good with young children and was a very well-organized mother and supportive wife.

She is survived by her children, Patricia (Jerome) Mahrt, Donald (Kathy) Gardner, Betty (George) Morrison, Cynthia (Steve) Pulley, Alice (Gene) Giles, and Mary Jane (Joe) Neville; 26 grandchildren; and 62 great grandchildren. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon, her parents, Heber and Nora Richards, and her sisters, Afton Asper, Vera Nielsen, Pat Brunson, and DeEtte Berg. Also by one grandson.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 11:00 at the Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main Street, Bountiful. Viewings will be held there also on Friday, May 8, 2009 from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Interment will be in the Logan City Cemetery, Logan, Utah.


Offspring of Helen Noall and Eldon J Gardner (-1989)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Patricia Gardner
Donald Gardner
Betty Gardner
Cynthia Gardner
Alice Gardner
Mary Jane Gardner



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