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Bridgett M. Gardner
April 30, 1963 ~ August 14, 2023 (age 60) 60 Years Old
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On Tuesday, August 14, 2023, Bridgett passed away with her husband and children by her side after a courageous yearlong battle with cancer.
Bridgett was a fighter and fought with all she had in her final year on this Earth. The name Bridgett is an Irish name that means power, strength, and vigor, which is exactly how she lived her life. Those who knew her loved her. She was kind and never met a stranger, resulting in a large extended family. Most will remember her sense of humor. She was funny and full of laughter and gave all she loved a special nickname.
Bridgett was born to Peggy Jo Wetzel and James Lynch in Great Falls, Montana. She was the only girl of five children and was the feisty sister. Later in life she lived in Germany and Alaska, eventually making her way back to Montana. She had many jobs in her live, but waitressing held a special place in her heart. This position granted her the opportunity to meet many good people, even her husband of 25 years, Glen Gardner. Their love was not a classic love story, they had many ups and downs but at the end of the day they loved each other dearly.
Bridgett’s children and grandchildren where her pride and joy. She passed on to them a fighting spirit, and a zest for life. She taught them not to take life too seriously, to laugh with and love those around them. It’s these things that will forever live in them. She also loved dogs and was known to bring home a stray that she thought was cute.
She had a 3-day rule that was good to live by: Never under any circumstance be upset with anyone for more than 3 days. Work it out, continue to love and move on.
Bridgett is survived by her husband, Glen Gardner; her step-father, Ronald Green (Sally); her brothers, Jim Lynch (Bonnie), Rick Lynch (Caroline, Pat Lynch(Kellie), and Vern Green (Tammy); her son, Ron Crisman (Jennifer) “Castellaw”; her daughters, Mandie Nordell and Trisca Mehan; her grandchildren, Nick Nordell (Nicole), Taylor Horacek, Carmine Crisman, AlekSandra Crisman, Hailey Nordell, Adelyn Aho, and Allison Aho; and her great grandchildren, Ella Epperson and Trysen Nordell.
Per Bridgett’s request, no services will be held. She did not want a sad day. She wanted a party celebrating her beautiful life, so her family asks that you join them in celebration on Sunday, August 27, 2023 at 2PM at the Frontier Inn. 3317 Vaughn Rd. Great Falls, MT. There will be plenty of love and laughter as we reminisce her life.