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Therese Gardiner

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Gardiner, Therese
Therese "Terri" Gardiner, passed away peacefully on September 1, 2015 with family by her side. She was born February 23, 1933, in Detroit, Michigan, the only child of Joseph and Mary Wasilewski. Terri married the love of her life Kenneth Dean Gardiner in 1955 and they shared more than 50 wonderful years together. Terri was preceded in death by her husband in 2011. Ken and Terri were blessed with eleven children, Tom, Dan, Kathy (David) Templin, Patty (Carl) Schultheis, Nancy (Eric) Snell, Bob (Heather), Connie (John) Walters, Jim (Mina), Kenny (Michelle), Ed (Janell), and Margie (Scott) Jones; 26 grandchildren; Jennifer, Kristen, Michael, Shannon, Jona
than, Davey, Nikki, Scott, Jessica, Wyatt, Adam, Chase, Maeson, Kyle, Rebecca, Samantha, Audrey, Arya, Blair, Bryn, Sam, Nick, Amanda, Kenny, Ryan and Scotty, and 8 great-grandchildren; Cailin, Cameron, Chloe, Shlok, Ezra, Hunter, Logan, Olive, and two more on the way. Her greatest legacy is the love she lavished on her family. To live in the hearts of those you leave behind is never to die.

Published in The Arizona Republic on Sept. 6, 2015
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