Virginia Gardner was born July 12, 1919 in Harding County, SD, to John S. and Margaret (Boyden) Gardner. She resided in Spearfish and Redfield until moving to Mitchell in 1981. While in Mitchell she lived at the Mogck Rest Home and moved to Avera Brady Health and Rehab in 1998. She enjoyed bingo and resident council.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Ren and Clair.