Kathleen Brown GARDNER

July 7, 1942May 28, 2020

Kathleen Brown Gardner traded her time on earth for her eternity in Heaven on May 28, 2020 at her home in McKinney, TX. She was born July 7,1942 and was a lifelong Dallas-area resident.

A memorial Mass will be held at St. Gabriel’s Church in McKinney at 10:00 a.m Monday, June 29. The sanctuary is large enough to permit generous social distancing. Live streaming of the service will also be available.

Kathleen loved her family, her friends, and her faith. She loved cooking and having gatherings-- the gathering part maybe more than the cooking, especially during the holidays. She loved to laugh and catch up with people and share stories. She was a really good friend and cultivated many long friendships. When Kathleen asked "How are you?" she really wanted to know, and she maintained written correspondence with family and friends far and wide.

Kathleen was biology teacher by education, having graduated from Ursuline Academy in Dallas and Southern Methodist University. After starting a family, she focused on being a mom for many years. Once her kids were teenagers, her family fostered infants who were awaiting adoption. She loved those babies and all babies, especially her 7 grandsons!

Kathleen was preceded in death by her sister Mary Ann Brown, her brother Charles Brown, and her parents: C. Frank Brown, MD, and Genevieve Shea Brown Hern, MD.

She is survived by her children: Carolyn Gardner Hunt and husband Anthony; C. Matthew Gardner; and Lisa Plummer and husband Matthew. Kathleen is also survived by sister Patricia Currin and seven grandsons: Zachariah Hunt, Killian Hunt, Silas Hunt, Ren Hunt, Jack Gardner, Dean Plummer, and Jake Plummer, along with nieces, nephews and friends too numerous to mention.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Brenda Abdallah

June 6, 2020

I met Kathleen at a La Leche League meeting over 50 yrs ago, shortly after moving to Dallas. Matt was a baby & Carolyn about 2 1/2. We became fast friends and Carolyn became friends with our daughter Paula. Whatever the event, Kathleen would show up with a cooler full of snacks & a lot of love to share. I can remember her preparing to protest a wrong @ City Hall with Carolyn in a stroller & Matt wrapped in a Japanese velvet baby carrier across her chest. Kathleen was a praying friend - she prayed nightly for her family and prayed for us and our 6 children as well as many others over the years. I also remember the twice-baked potatoes, at Lisa's Baptism reception the 1st time! May God comfort and bless her family. She will be missed!

Cindy Hilger

June 5, 2020

I'll never forget sweet Mrs. Gardner. She was part of my daily childhood memories growing up with Lisa :-) If it weren't for her, I probably would not have made most of my soccer games on time and I can still hear her yelling and cheering enthusiastically for Lisa and our team on the sidelines. She was such a great cook and I can still remember her awesome twice baked potatoes that I wanted to learn how to make!! She told lots of great stories and there was lots of laughter and love. It was obvious to me how much love and pride she had for her 3 sweet children. I will miss her!! Love you all and praying for you.


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