Carole M. Gardner

January 22, 1922 ‒ February 09, 2009

Galion, Ohio

Carole M. Gardner, 87, of Cranston, R.I. and formerly of Galion, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009 at Summit Commons, in Providence, R.I.

Born Jan. 22, 1922 in Galion, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Gardner and Helen Fleta Christman Gardner.

She was a graduate of Galion High School in 1940 and worked in the commercial photography business and as an accountant and auditor for various hotel management companies.

Carole is remembered by her family as a fiercely independent and graceful woman with an irrepressible sense of humor and a keen interest in community affairs. She especially enjoyed hosting family members during their visits to Rhode Island.

Surviving are nephew, Greg Gardner Kathleen of Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.; a niece, Gay William Wilkinson of Springfield, Va.; a grand-niece, Katherine Wilkinson, of Virginia, and two grand-nephews, Ross and Benjamin Gardner, of Michigan.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert E. Gardner.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Fairview Cemetery with her nephew, Greg Gardner, officiating.

Arrangements are in the care of Richardson-Davis Funeral Home.