Marcene “Marcy” Elizabeth (Welper) Gardner, age 80, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2023, in Lincoln. She was born on December 5, 1942, to Herb and Meta Welper in Amherst, Colorado. Marcy was the beloved younger sister of Imogen (Welper) Pillard and Genevieve (Welper) Lutze.
As a baby, Marcy moved to Holyoke, Colorado, and later, at the age of 14, she relocated to Seward, Nebraska, where she attended Concordia Girls School. Her thirst for knowledge led her to further her education, and in 1961, she attended the National Business College. In Lincoln, Marcy met and married Kenneth (Kenny) Gardner. Marcy and Kenny’s union blessed them with two children, Lisa (Gardner) DeBrie and Aaron Gardner.
Marcy had a passion for antiques, gardening, and a deep love for her family. She was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. To her grandchildren whom she fiercely loved and supported, she was affectionately known as “Grandma Gert”. Marcy’s memory will forever be cherished by her family and all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her legacy of love, devotion, and a passion for the things she held dear will live on in the hearts of those she leaves behind.
Marcy is survived by, her daughter, Lisa (Gardner) DeBrie, son, Aaron Gardner, grandchildren, Austin, Lexi, Andrea, and Jessica Gardner, and great-grandchild, Ryland Parker. Marcy was preceded in death by, her parents, Herb and Meta Welper, and sisters, Imogen (Welper) Pillard and Genevieve (Welper) Lutze.
May Marcy’s soul find eternal peace, and may her memory be a source of comfort and joy to us all.
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