Patric E. Gardner

Patric E. Gardner

May 15, 1965 – August 24, 2021

Patric E. Gardner, 56, of Turlock, passed away on August 24, 2021 at Emanuel Medical Center.

Patric was born on May 15, 1965 in Berlin, Germany to Clinton and Christa (Tines) Gardner. They met when Clinton was in the U.S. Air Force and stationed in Berlin. After Patric was born and Clinton’s enlistment ended, the family moved to Clinton’s hometown in the United States. Clinton, Christa, Patric, and his brother, Ralph, settled in Turlock and built a home where Pat and his wife, Billie, currently reside.

Patric knew that he wanted to be in law enforcement like his father. He started as an explorer with the Turlock Police Department and went on to work for several agencies through the years: Modesto Junior College, Merced College, Hughson Police Department, and Oakdale Police Department.

Patric was preceded in death by his parents, Clinton and Christa Gardner.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Billie Gardner; his brother, Ralph (Eileen) Gardner of Gardendale, Texas; his 5 children Briana Dutra Greb of Nampa, Idaho, Jessica Gardner of Loomis, California, Clinton (Elizabeth) Gardner of Turlock, California, Patric (Rachel) Gardner of Lynnwood, Washington, and Tyler Gardner of Pacific, Missouri; (7) grandchildren: Damian, Cora, Chloe, Jaxson, Cash, Lucas and Gabriel; his nephews, Bryan Gardner, Brandon Gardner, and Steven Gardner.

The family will be holding a “Celebration of Life” open house on Tuesday, August 31st from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Jura’s Pizza Parlor in Turlock. Please drop by and visit us to celebrate Patric’s life and reminisce about the good times.


  • Scott Carlberg August 28, 2021 5:29 pm

    Patric Gardner was a good friend and neighbor. He comforted my dog Brandy when she passed away while I was 330 miles away.
    Pat loved being involved with Law Enforcement.
    Rest in Peace Patric.

    • Billie Gardner October 2, 2021 11:18 am

      Thank you Scott

  • Mickey Redding August 29, 2021 1:33 am

    Billie, Ralph, Jessica, Clinton, Patric, Tyler…my deepest condolences to you all. Patric was a very good friend to me and my family. I had the pleasure of working with him for many years at Modesto Jr College Yosemite community College District. Patric always made me laugh i will miss him dearly

    • Cheryl August 31, 2021 2:21 am

      Thank you, Mickey

      • Mickey Redding September 1, 2021 12:27 pm


    • Billie Gardner October 2, 2021 11:19 am

      Thank you so much, Patric thought the world of you!

  • Brenda Stehle August 29, 2021 3:01 am

    So many good memories of Pat at TPD. Such a loss. So sorry.

    • Billie Gardner October 2, 2021 11:24 am

      Thank you so much Brenda!

  • Don Carlberg August 30, 2021 6:11 am

    So sorry to hear of Patric `s passing. We had many good talks thru the years &
    laughs . I have lived across the street from Patric for many years.

    • Billie Gardner October 2, 2021 11:25 am

      Thank you Don

  • John DeAnda August 31, 2021 10:21 pm

    I’ve known Pat for roughly 37 years. He was a one of a kind jokester. Always seeing the lighter side of things in a humorous fashion.

    On the way to Pat’s memorial service today with my buddy Tim Martin, we were using Google maps for directions, and found that we were taking the scenic route, so while at Pat’s memorial, Tim asked me. “Did I ever tell you about when Pat worked for Google for a bit?’ I laughed, and said, “No, but that explains the scenic route to get here” Tim said, “He paying us back” OK Pat, we got you Brother… Keep an eye on your loved ones from above my friend.
    I won’t say good-bye, but ’til we meet again.

    • Billie Gardner October 2, 2021 11:32 am

      Thank you John, I got a good laugh on that (it would be something Pat would do!)

  • Darla September 4, 2021 8:14 pm

    He is the father of my two most precious gifts. He and Cheryl blessed me by allowing me to be part of their children’s lives. We had good times. We had bad times. He was so funny and kind when he wanted to be and yes, for the record, I loved him once. I loved him very much. I will miss him. No. I have missed him for many years and I’m thankful he has finally found peace.

    • Billie Gardner October 2, 2021 11:33 am

  • Dodie Larson September 12, 2021 8:14 pm

    Knew Pat at MJC. He would come through the library and keep us entertained. He and my husband, Dennis, had hospital beds next to each other. Both have now passed, within a couple months of each other, and are no longer suffering. Rest In Peace,

    • Billie Gardner October 2, 2021 11:35 am

      Thank you Dodie, Prayers to you and your family

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