Ann W. Gardner, owned and operated Ann Gardner’s Travel Service for 39 years

Ann W. Gardner
Ann W. Gardner

It is with much sadness that the family of Ann W. Gardner announces her passing Sunday, Aug. 29, 2019. Ann died peacefully at home in Virginia Beach. She was born in Renova, Pennsylvania, to Anna F. Widmann and John W. Widmann.

Ann was an airline stewardess and flew with Capitol Airlines and later worked on the ground for National Airlines in Norfolk. Ann began her career as a travel agent in Virginia Beach. She then went on to open her own travel agency, Ann Gardner’s Travel Service in Virginia Beach at 940 Laskin Road on Dec. 1, 1969. Ann went on to help thousands of her clients over the 39 years that she ran the business.

Ann married William E. Gardner Feb. 14, 1969, in Virginia Beach and went on to enjoy 50 years of marriage. Ann and Bill had two sons, William Jonathan Gardner and Owen Justin Gardner. Ann was a wonderful wife and mother who tirelessly took care of her family. She was a friend to many people and was always first to offer when help was needed.

Ann was fiercely strong until the end and will be dearly missed.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery, 2020 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach.

Share online condolences with the family at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts.

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