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Carolyn Gardner


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Carolyn Gardner Obituary
CAROLYN GARDNER Age 72, of Riverside, CA, passed away Monday, December 23, 2013. She was born on September 21, 1941 in Coalinga CA. She and her sister, Norma were raised by their parents, Troy and Ola Preston. Carolyn grew up in Riverside and was a member of the first graduating class of Ramona High School in 1959. She met her husband on a blind date and was married in 1960 at First Baptist Church in Riverside. She loved to travel and enjoyed camping in their RV, as well as ocean cruising. Her contagious laugh and love for life will be missed. She was dedicated to her family and especially loved her grandchildren. She is survived by her devoted husband of 53 years, Donald; her daughter Jennifer Holecek; grandchildren Jessica and Garrett Holecek; son-in-law Milton Holecek, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in Heaven by her parents, her sister Norma, and infant son Garrett. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 29, 2013, from 3pm until 7pm at Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary, 7944 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504. A Celebration of her life will be held at Magnolia Avenue Baptist Church, 8351 Magnolia Ave., Riverside CA 92504 at 10 am Monday, Dec. 30. Interment will follow at Montecito Memorial Park, Colton. Her nephew Ryan Donnelly will be officiating the service. Arrangements entrusted to Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Dec. 28, 2013
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