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Wana Bloom

   Wana Rae Gardner Bloom 63, passed away peacefully at her home near Parker on Jan. 7, 2010 following a long battle with cancer.

Wana was born April 5, 1946 at Rexburg, ID. the daughter of John Anthony “Dip” Gardner and Crystal Josephson Gardner. She grew up in St. Anthony attending Central Elementary, South Fremont Jr. and Sr. High Schools and one year at Idaho State University.

She married Wendell LaMar Bloom on Oct. 1, 1965 in the St. Anthony 3rd and 4th LDS Ward Church. The marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple in l993. They first lived in St. Anthony, moving to Parker in 1974 where they have since resided.

Wana served faithfully in many Stake and Ward positions in the church. She worked as a secretary for the South Fremont School District for more than 20 years developing wonderful friendship with Chester Peterson, Regina Miller and many others. She loved gardening and reading, but most of all, spending time with her family. Wana was a truly selfless person, always putting the needs of others above her own. She was a beloved of her family and will be greatly missed by all who know her.

She is survived by her husband Wendell, Parker, ID.; Children - Brooke (Corey) Richards, Franklin, ID.; Kristin (Derek) Fullmer and Jill (Quinten) Hathaway both of St. Anthony, ID.; Halli (Joe) Bernal, Westampton, NJ.; and Brett (Danilee) Bloom, Preston, ID.;Her Parents - Anthony and Crystal Gardner of St. Anthony.; Siblings - Sharla Galbraith, Idaho Falls, ID.; Kim Gardner, Orem, UT.; Toni (Jon) Crapo, St. Anthony, ID.; Kristine (Mike) Sturm, Ashton, ID.; and Konie Pipes, Rigby, ID.; . 14 Grandchildren with another expected in April. She was preceded in death by her grandparents and a sister in law, Vickie Gardner.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday Jan. 11, 2010 at 12 noon in the Parker LDS Church with Bp. Doug Hanks, officiating. Friends may call at Parker Church Sunday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and again Monday from 10:30 until 11:30 just prior to the services. Burial will be in the Parker Cemetery under the direction of the Bidwell Funeral Home.


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