Francis Barnes McDowell Gardner
Frances Barnes McDowell Gardner, 101, a resident of Apple Valley Nursing Facility, died on June 29, 2012. She was the wife of Dave McDowell of Ayer and then of Charles Gardner of Ayer. She was the mother of seven children: David McDowell of Michigan, James McDowell of Florida, Henry “Red” McDowell of Westford, William McDowell of Lowell, Ann Parkinson of Texas, Charles Gardner of Salem, NH, and Helen Goodwin of Groton. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.