Kathleen “Kathy” <I>Narke</I> Gaarde

Kathleen “Kathy” Narke Gaarde

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 16 Sep 2013 (aged 62)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Cremated, Other
Memorial ID 117210337 · View Source
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Kathleen Gaarde, 63, of Woodbridge, Va., died in a shooting rampage Monday at the Washington Navy Yard.

Gaarde was a financial analyst who supported the organization responsible for the shipyard.

Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home

Kathleen Gaarde, 62, of Woodbridge, passed away Monday, September 16th.

Kathleen was born to the late John Narkand Lore Bourne, February 13th, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois. She attended catholic elementary school and Waller High School, all while living on Sedgwick Street. After high school graduation in 1968, Kathy began her higher education studies at Indian River Community College near Vero Beach, Florida;receiving her Associate Arts degree in 1970. She then went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Education at Florida State University in Tallahassee Florida. While there, she met her future husband and life partner, Douglass Gaarde. In 1972, they moved together to Tampa Florida so Douglass could finish his education at the University of South Florida. In 1975, they were married and moved to Northern Virginia.Kathleen joined the Naval Sea Systems Command in 1981 where she eventually reached her current position of financial analyst.

When not working and raising her family, Kathleen devoted her free time to the causes of animal welfare and conservation. She was a volunteer bluebird monitor at the Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge. When she wasn’t counting birds at the wildlife refuge, she could be found gardening and tending to the wildlife in her own backyard. She was looking forward to starting an orchid garden in her future retirement. Kathleen was also a devoted Washington Capitals hockey fan having had season tickets for the last 25+ years and was looking forward to opening night this October.

Kathleen was a devoted daughter, wife, and mother who always put the needs of her family and friends before herself, even if that meant rescheduling a vacation, or driving hours to visit loved ones after a long day of work.

Kathleen is survived by her husband, Douglass, and two children: Christopher Gaarde of Baltimore; and Jessica Gaarde of Woodbridge.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Virginia chapter of the Humane Society.

A viewing will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday the 24th at the MountcastleTurch Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Boulevard, Dale City, VA 22193, with a memorial service to follow at 7:30 p.m.


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  • Created by: nk
  • Added: 17 Sep 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 117210337
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Kathleen “Kathy” Narke Gaarde (12 Feb 1951–16 Sep 2013), Find a Grave Memorial no. 117210337, ; Maintained by nk (contributor 47218626) Cremated, Other.