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Obituary: GARDNER, LYALL, JARVIS

Published: Monday, Oct. 20 2014 10:19 p.m. MDT

Lyall Jarvis Gardner1926 ~ 2012Lyall Jarvis Gardner passed away February 18, 2012, in Salt Lake City, Utah, just a few weeks before his 86th birthday, of causes incident to age.He was born March 8, 1926, the son of Ruby Lillian Jarvis and Lyall Kenneth Gardner in Salt Lake City. On February 2, 1951, he married Ruth Elaine Muir in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He grew up in Eugene, Oregon, and graduated from the University of Oregon. He received his master's degree from the Eastman School of Music. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS New Mexico.Lyall was employed for 30 years by the LDS Church, developing their computer and genealogical systems. He was active in the LDS Church, frequently serving in music callings, including being a member of the General Church Music Committee. He composed and arranged numerous songs and hymns, including "Go Forth with Faith," in the LDS hymnbook. With his wife, he served a mission to Tampa, Florida.Lyall is survived by his four children: David (Anel) Gardner, Gillette, Wyoming; Barbara (Doug) Townsend, Salt Lake City; Paul (Kimberly) Gardner, Provo; Elizabeth (Lyndon) Ricks, Centerville; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Fern Muir. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, and brother, Harold. The family would like to thank the staff and residents of Highland Cove for their tender care of and friendship to Lyall for the past eight years.Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 25, at 11:00 a.m. in the Valley View 5th Ward, 2245 East 3900 South. Friends and family may call Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 Highland Drive and on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 at the Church. Interment at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.