Dan “Boo” Gardner

Dan Gardner, 63 Independence, Mo., was called home on July 13, 2015. Dan was an accomplished guitar player and loved to garden. Dan is survived by his wife Nancy, daughters Amy and Jessica, a son James, 3 grandchildren, his mother Kitty, sister Kathie, brother Fred, many nieces, nephews and pets Chi-Chi and Diego. Dan was preceded in death by his father Raymond, Brother Sky and sister Julie. Cremation by Heartland. No flowers  please, donations accepted to off-set expenses.

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  1. Paula Eiker on July 15, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Dan, I know you have left many good memories for your family. I’m sorry I didn’t get to hear you play the guitar in person, but Kathie posted a video of you playing the guitar. I was amazed at the concentration you displayed.

    Kathie posted a picture of you. Like I said earlier you have the Gardner features and a smile that says, “Come on in, the door is open. Rest in Peace Dan, aka Boo.

  2. David Davis on July 15, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Love you Boo. My brother (in law), my friend, my jamming partner. I’ll never forget the good times we had together at Sunday dinners, playing guitars together. Loving music. Loving life. Thanks for a lot of memories. The whole family will miss you.

  3. Deb and Doug Martin on July 15, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    We miss you already. You and your family were/and still are my family. We took care of each other, we loved each other, protected each other, laughed with each other, even the day before you went to join Sky, Julie and Raymond, we shared stories and laughed! We are thankful you are out of pain and in heaven playing your guitar with the other angels!

  4. Chris Young on July 15, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    Uncle Boo, I will always miss playing guitar and chugging mountain dew with you. I can’t stand knowing the fact that the last time I saw you was in a grocery store and I didn’t take advantage of that time to have an decent conversation with you one last time. See you on the other side.

  5. Mike Collins on July 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Hey old friend, if our old guitars could tell the tale, memories that were priceless thank you for being my friend Love ya man

  6. Mary Kinser on July 15, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Boo, I am SOOO grateful I got to see you in 2007. I kept you in my Prayers ever since high school. Your being gone hurts. I am grieving. But I know you are no longer suffering. And that is most important. I know time will heal my sarrow. While I am healing I am sending you hugs to Heaven! I Pray you somehow feel them. I love you my friend. God Bless you and your family.

  7. Bob Brenner on July 15, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Dan was always laughing and happy every time I saw him. And I remember going over to mike’s so many nights and listening to them play their guitars & sing. Incredible music! You’ve joined all the great ones in Rock & Roll Heaven! I will listen one day again my friend . Peace .

  8. Donna Brown on July 15, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Glad you were able to have time with your brother while he was here…thinking about you always

  9. Dan Kinser on July 16, 2015 at 7:01 am

    Building forts, running the rabbit traps, playing football or baseball after school. Staying up late listening to Bleeker St. With Clyde Clifford, learning pipeline on guitar. And always laughing we loved to laugh. Will hold all our memories we shared, love you Boo will miss you, glad you are out of pain. Hope you are playing in heavens band.

  10. Fred Troupe on July 18, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Boo, please know how much your family and friends love you. You fought a valiant fight and now you have left behind wonderful memories for all. I remember Boo when he a a kid who came to the house with the crew.
    My prayers are with you and your family. Rest in peace, my friend

  11. Nancy Toney on July 20, 2015 at 6:42 am

    I can remember the summers we used to come to MO to visit. I always loved seeing you, because you seemed so happy. I miss the years that I did not get to see you. I will love you forever, my sweet nephew.

  12. Nancy Thomas Gardner on August 5, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    Almost been a month and I miss you desperately, lost without you love you forever BooBoo…………

  13. Nancy Thomas Gardner on December 31, 2015 at 3:57 am

    chichi, diego and i are still missing you desperately… missed you thru the holidays very sadly….love you

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