Naida Gardner

DAVID CITY — Naida I. Gardner, 99, of David City, formerly of Humphrey, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at david place in David City.

A funeral Mass was held Thursday, Sept. 21, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in David City. Burial was in St. Francis Cemetery in Humphrey.

Naida I. Gardner was born Jan. 19, 1918, to William and Maybelle (Peterson) Dever in Bloomfield. The family later moved to Pierce where she graduated from high school in 1935. She married William L. Gardner on Aug. 24, 1938, at Creighton University in Omaha. During her married life, they lived in Fullerton, Norfolk and Humphrey. Naida moved to David City in 2005.

She belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary, Catholic Daughters and Altar Society. Naida also played bridge, sang in the church choir, was on a bowling league and loved to go dancing and travel with William. She owned and ran a hotel in Fullerton, and worked at Nisker Shoe Store in Norfolk before moving to Humphrey. In Humphrey, she worked at Beller and Backes Inc. and was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church. After moving to David City, she joined the Red Hat Club, Friends of the Library and PCCW and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Naida is survived by her twin daughters Beverly (Richard) Lambrecht of David City and Barbara (Frank) Faustino of Beverly, Massachusetts; five grandchildren Shirley (Douglas) Gruntorad, Ricky (Kimberly) Faustino, William S. (Laura) Gardner, David (Diane) Faustino and Kenneth (Kimberly) Lambrecht; nine great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband William L. Gardner; son William D. Gardner; two grandchildren Kelly Gardner and Gerald Lambrecht; brother John Dever; sister Mary Louise Dever; two half-brothers Hugh Dever and Don Dever; and two half-sisters Laura Black and Hazel Fisher.

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