Sara was born on November 11, 1987 to William Gene and Kathy Metcalf. She lived in Asheville until October 19, 2008 when she married Joshua Gardner and moved to their home in Swannanoa. There they had two children, William Atticus Gardner who passed away March 2011, and Maggie Elizabeth Gardner of the home. Sara passed away at her home on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from complications of Type 1 Diabetes.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Joshua Gardner; their daughter, Maggie Elizabeth Gardner; her parents, William Gene and Kathryn Metcalf; her brother Nicholas Metcalf and his wife Jessica; her grandparents, George and June Lamb; her best friend, Diane Osborne and a multitude of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and co-workers. Sara was a loving soul who took care of every person or animal she ever met. She was employed as a long-term care specialist for the last eleven years and was a blessing to more people than we will ever know.
Sara is preceded in death by her Memaw, Dorothy Willingham and her son, William Atticus Gardner. We take solace in knowing she is safe in her Memaw’s arms again and finally hugging and kissing her baby boy.
A memorial of her life will be held on Sunday, September 17, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 3401 Sweeten Creek Rd., Arden, NC. The family will receive friends at 3:00 p.m. and the memorial service will start at 4:00 p.m. A private burial service will be held at a later date.
Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family.