Kathleen Marie Gardner, 55, of Hemet, CA, passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2011, at her home surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born in San Gabriel, CA, Kathleen was known as a loving, giving, active woman who loved her family. Having lived in Hemet for 40 years, she was a devoted member of the Community Christian Church and played for a local softball team. One year, she was awarded as Most Valuable Player. On weekends, she enjoyed riding Harley Davidson motorcycles as her husband's passenger and spending time with her family. Kathleen was a special woman and will be forever loved by the many lives she touched.
She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Donald R. Gardner; daughter, Stefanie Gardner; son, Richard (Silvia) Gardner; sisters, Diana Deckman and Debi Britton; brother, Michael Scott; and six grandchildren.