Please accept my sincere prayers that go out to the surviving family and friends may the God of comfort continue to bless you and yours especially after such a tragic loss. Please accept my deepest sympathies. 2 Cor. 1:2,3.
Dear Gaarde and other families,
I am sorry for your loss. God bless her and her family.
I wanted to offer you my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your wife, and to tell you of a special tribute she received in Tallahassee on Saturday.
The FSU Marching Chiefs' halftime show had already been planned as a "military appreciation" theme - they played each of the five service songs. After Monday's tragic events, they added an arrangement of the Navy Hymn ("Eternal Father, Strong to Save").
The Chiefs opened their show with "Eternal Father," in remembrance of all the victims, but with a special dedication to Kathleen.
I thought you would like to know. Again, my sincere sympathies. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
I've missed you a lot over the years, and think about you often. I'm very sorry about Kathy. How bizarre. My wife died two years ago in a sudden and shocking way. Weird that we should have such a thing in common. My observation about death is that it is always accompanied by irony, as if it were some big cosmic joke (as Bob Dylan said). I don't know if that's especially comforting, but it does seem to point to a big truth. Please stay in touch with me when you're able: firstname.lastname@example.org. Take care.
I'm so sorry that Kathy was taken from you. I worked with Kathy at the NAVY yard for 2 years. She was such a sweet and wonderful lady. Thinking of you all. Praying you can find comfort in the wonderful memories that you have in your heart.
So sorry for your loss. Death will soon be a thing of the past and you will be able to see KATHLEEN GAARDE again in the new future. Death and tears will be no more. H.G, South Car.
Doug, Many years ago we were friends as teenagers. Later as young adults, Robert Borden and I visited you in Florida (1973) when we met Kathy. When I read the news story, I knew it was you who had suffered this loss. I am so very sorry to learn of this and send you my deepest condolences.
Joyce Daemicke Rodgers, formerly of Glenview, Illinois
Doug, Chris, and Jessica, There are no words to truly say how sorry I am for your loss. Kathy was one of sweetest people I have ever known. My family sends their deepest regards to the three of you. Jessica you will always have a special place in my heart and Chris I will never forget your quick whit as a child. Our summers of fun filled field trips and countless days of crafts still seem like just yesterday. I will never forget Grandma Laurie and all help on our trips to the zoo and parks around Lake Ridge.
Sincerely, Crystal Alexander-Freyvogel
Doug....Long time since NTW High School, but I realized when reading the news about this tragedy that you had lost your wife.
I am so sorry for your loss and send my deepest condolences.
We are so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with the Gaarde family as you join yourselves unitedly to comfort one another. Our prayer is that your hearts be uplifted as you look forward to a time when death will be no more.
Doug, so sorry to hear that Kathy was one of the victims Monday. My sincerest sympathies to you and your family.
So very sorry for your loss. Kathy was a friend/client at Vincent & Vincent Salon and we will miss her. She was a wonderful woman.
My heart is broken for your loss. You were my first client ever in 1991, at NAVSEA, and left an immeasurable impression that lasted my entire career. I saw your interview with Anderson Cooper and just prayed for you and your beautiful daughter. God bless you and your family during this difficult time. Sonia Chilton
Doug and Family, Kathy and I carpooled together for several years. We also kept in touch with lunches and e-mails. I am so very sorry that she has been taken from us. I will miss our e-mails. We had many discussions on roller bladeing and biking. I will keep you in my prayers. Diana Heselius
So sorry about the tragic loss of Kathy. May God bless you and your family and keep you strong at this very difficult time.
I know that words can not express how difficult this must be for you but i am so very sorry please accept my deepest sympathy.
My deepest sympathies. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
To Kathy's family, I know words are not enough to ease the pain of this tragedy. Kathy and I worked together, mostly via telephone, though she did come down to NNSY once. We'd kept in contact ever since. She was a very special lady, and we are lucky that she walked this earth with us.
Please accept my heart felt condolences for your loss. Kathie worked with me on the Taiwan Navy Standard Missile program. She was a wonderful person to work with and just a one of a kind person. God Bless the Gaarde Family and may Kathie Rest In Peace.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Please accept my Deepest Sympathies
My sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Kathleen Gaarde. A terrible tragedy. May Kathleen R.I.P.