Amanda Leigh Gardner
Amanda was born November 28, 1985 on Thanksgiving day @ 6:15pm. She passed away on Feb 22, 2018 unexpectedly due to natural causes, at age 32. I had the pleasure of knowing and becoming great friends with this beautiful soul .
No words can express how missed she will be by her daughter Rileigh, parents Mark and Karen Gardner, and sister and best friend Kayla Gardner. Amanda also leaves behind her grandmother Velma Weese, grandparents Lloyd and Geri Holman, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and tons of friends. She was preceded in death by her grandmother Ruby Holman, great grandmother Stella “Lucille” Holder and grandfather Charles Weese.
Amanda was born and raised in Bakersfield, right up the road from us on fairfax , we would sometimes ride to eachothers house , i wish we would have done that more often.
She went on to get her cosmetology license. She had built a clientele with her niche being hair color and extensions. One of her talents included creative make-up. At Halloween time she could create works of art on a face that she used as her canvas.
She had many interests that included softball, hunting, music, horses, barrel racing, and animals; especially dogs. Amanda was raised around horses and dogs, which nurtured her passion for raising dogs specifically the breed Dogo Argentino. Amanda will be forever remembered for her distinctive hardy laugh, beautiful big smile, sarcastic personality, nails, long hair, trips to the beach, her lifted black truck, and her "with a side of sliced avocados, please". She was the happiest being with Rileigh, hanging out with family, friends, and her dogs. A get-together was not complete without Amanda and her laugh. We thank God for the time we had with Amanda; it was just not long enough. She leaves us with a void that will never be filled.
This 2 day race is dedicated to Amandas memory. With all proceeds going to the A-Z foundation.
A-Z Foundation Group is committed to funding California’s local communities that will benefit youth, veteran, special needs, educational, conservation and other local activities. This organization will also significantly support programs that focus on helping our veterans and their families, along with disabled and terminally ill youth, adults, and their families. The organization will also support children’s hospitals and their patients. We also will raise awareness and enlist the public's aid and financial support.
A-Z Foundation Group and its dedicated volunteers host fantastic events throughout California. Be sure to attend an event in your local area and help us.
Turlock - February 3, 2018 Sacramento - February 10, 2018 South Bay - March 10, 2018 Mount St. Helena- March 23, 2018 Bakersfield - March 23, 2018 Central Coast - April 21, 2018 Westside Outdoorsman - May 12, 2018 Lake County - May 19,2018 Livermore - June 2, 2018 Sonoma County- TBA Tulare County - TBA Modesto - TBA Petaluma Dinner- July 13, 2018 Napa Dinner- July 28, 2018 A-Z/MDF Alturas Dinner- October .
Help us by “Making a Difference Where it Counts”. Your donation will help assist us with our Special Needs program where we intend to get as many Veterans and Special Needs individuals out of the house and off to Disneyland, sporting events, hunting, fishing.
Amanda and the whole Gardner family were/ are involved in this wonderful foundation .
More info is to come about this race , we are promising at least $1000 added a day and both days will be in our outdoor arena. With average awards. Silent auction , and vendors
Rodney Torres (209) 769-1088 ~~ Rick Bulloch (916) 606-7039
We believe it’s important to support those in need, children’s hospitals, veterans who’ve served our nation, along with enabling local committees to make a difference in their communities.
The A-Z Foundation Group is committed to honoring our Veterans, aid individuals with Special Needs, along with supporting programs that bring Comfort, increase Health and Wellness by providing a variety of unique outdoor activities. A-Z Foundation Group will also be committed tofinancially supporting our local communities, other non-profit organizations, and children hospitals.
The A-Z Foundation Group intends to utilize up to eighty percent of our net funds to support our goals and mission. Fifty-five percent of the net funds will be designated through the A-Z Foundation Group Special Program that supports veterans, various local and special needs programs, along with national entities such as Children's Hospitals. Additionally, the A-Z Foundation Group Local Empowerment Program will award committees with twenty-five percent of their event net proceeds to be used for A-Z Foundation Group approved local projects/activ