Resthaven Memory Gardens Funeral & Cremation

8426 S. Hwy 287, Ft. Collins, CO


Richard Lee Gardiner

January 12, 1950July 25, 2020

Rich passed away last Saturday after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

He was born in Omaha, Nebraska and moved to Loveland at the age of six. While attending Loveland High School and CSU, Rich worked at his dad’s Exxon station at the corner of Hwy 34 and Taft.

Rich embarked on a career in real estate industry beginning with the Weedin Agency in the late 1970’s. He then participated in establishing The Group Real Estate Company in Loveland in 1980, where he worked for thirty-five years. Rich was active with the Loveland/Berthoud Asso-ciation of Realtors, serving as president in 1985, realtor of the year in 1986 and, receiving Emeri-tus Status for forty years in business by the National Association of Realtors.

The only Rich thing enjoyed more than his career in real estate was spending time with his fami-ly. He was a devoted husband and father.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly and son, Jeff, sisters Carolyn[Bob]Kamtz of Loveland, Betty Gardiner of Wickenberg, Arizona, Cindy[Paul]Ross of Almo, Kentucky and brother, Randy[Susan} of Wickenberg, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Alta Gardiner and brother, Mike.

Donations can be made in his name to The Group Gives (www.thegroupgives.com/group_gives).

A private burial service will be held at Resthaven Memory Gardens on Tuesday, August 4th. fol-lowed by a by a Celebration of Life at Berthoud Brewery Loveland located at 1480 Cascade Ave, Loveland, CO 80538. Family and friends welcome.

“You are gone from our home, but not from our hearts…”


  • Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020


Richard Lee Gardiner

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Don N Debbie McNamee

July 28, 2020

Oh Rich.
How sad we were to hear the news.
We’ll miss our get togethers in Vegas although it has been a while.
Love you. RIP now.
To the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers and we are deeply saddened with this news and for your loss.
We love you all
Don N Debbie McNamee

Bev Bishop

July 28, 2020

Bev, I am so sorry to hear of Rich's death. I wanted you to know that I understand and if I can be of any help please reach out.
Thoughts, Prayers, and hugs.
Bev Bishop

Marilou Hickey

July 28, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss Bev. Rich and I became friends thru Real Estate. We worked together and served on many committees and events together. My heart is saddened by this news. I'm glad that I could call him my friend.


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