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Make a Gift in Honor of Katherine Barden

Published: April 18th, 2012

Category: Announcements

Katherine Willis Barden, age 61, passed away on Monday April 16, 2012. She always had a positive attitude and remained an inspiration to others during her illness. Kathy worked as a realtor with Prudential Trend Realty in Gainesville Florida. She always gave 150% starting out with clients and ending up with friends. Kathy enjoyed reading and cooking. She was very accomplished in the kitchen and had perfected many favorite dishes. She enjoyed exploring State and National Parks throughout the United States and had fondly earned the nickname “National Park Kathy” from her family. She treasured her family and friends most of all. She loved to vacation with her husband, David at the beach and adored having her children and grandchildren around her. She was known as Nana to the grandchildren and was a surrogate Nana to many children. She was a wonderful wife and a loving mother who never hesitated to share her love with others. Her devotion to her family was reflected in her daily life. She has touched so many lives and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the UF&Shands Office of Development, PO Box 100386, Gainesville, FL 32610-0386, in honor of Katherine Barden for the Climb for Cancer fund as children had a special place in Kathy’s heart. To donate online, visit the Katherine Willis Barden Memorial Donations page.