Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Very sad news from Magellan . . .

Joel Wayne Gardner

June 23, 1965 - Feb. 10, 2014
Joel Wayne Gardner died at his home in Sacramento, Calif. on Feb. 10. He was 48 years old.
Wayne was born on June 23, 1965 in Fairfield, Calif. He attended Vacaville High School and participated in the Vacaville High School Band. He married Anna Marie Legata on June 9, 2000 in the Philippines. They have two children together, Audrey (10 years) and Kyle (6 years). Wayne was a gifted artist and musician. He helped his older brother, Trent Gardner form the band Magellan in 1985 and was integral to its success until the day of his death. Wayne also enjoyed playing golf.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Jack Harding Gardner and Mattie Christine (Epps) Gardner, and his brother, Jack Elroy Gardner.
He is survived by his wife, Anna (Legata) Gardner; children, Audrey and Kyle Gardner; his siblings, Bronson (Colleen) Gardner, Trent (Maria) Gardner and Mary (Steve) Martin; five nieces; seven nephews, as well as a large extended family.
A graveside memorial service will be held for Wayne on Feb. 18, at 1 p.m., at the Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery, located at 522 Elmira Rd., Vacaville, Calif 95687.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wayne Gardner Memorial Fund on GoFundMe. http://www.gofundme.com/6uixag

Wayne and Trent