Elizabeth A. Gardner, 30

APRIL 5, 1982-JUNE 11, 2012

June 13, 2012
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Elizabeth "Beth" Anne (Lapole) Gardner, 30, of Hagerstown, Md., passed from this life on Monday, June 11, 2012, at her home.

Born April 5, 1982, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of Deborah S. Thompson and her husband, Richard Gross, of Hagerstown, and Gary A. Lapole and his wife, Mae, of Boonsboro.

Beth was an honor graduate in 2000 from Boonsboro High School, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Hood College in Frederick, Md.

She was employed as the administrative assistant with Lapole Electric in Boonsboro.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Michael E. Gardner, of Boonsboro; one son, Colby Michael-Allen Gardner, age 3; her brother, James G. Lapole of Boonsboro; her grandmothers, RoseMarie Thompson of Knoxville, Md., Rosalie Lapole of Gapland, Md., and Mary Cassesa of Tennessee; two uncles, Keith Thompson and wife, Kathy, of Knoxville, and Brian Lapole and wife, Sherry, of Hagerstown; and three cousins, J. P. Thompson and wife, Kaya, Jason Thompson, and Lexie Hemming. She is also survived by many other extended family members.

Beth was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Clifford W. Thompson, Martin D. Lapole and Dominic Cassesa; and her aunt, Darlene Laird.

A celebration in memory of Beth will be held at noon on Friday, June 15, 2012, at the Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Jack C. Payne Jr. will officiate. Burial will be held privately by the family.

The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

 Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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