Wednesday, October 8, 2003

Nina Gardner was executive with Red Cross



By Rebecca Goodman
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Nina McLyman Gardner, 89, former regional director of the American Red Cross in Southwestern Ohio, died Sept. 29in Salt Lake City.

Born in Newport, R.I., Mrs. Gardner graduated from Fairmont Junior College in Washington, D.C., in 1935. The following year she married Colin Gardner III and moved to Middletown.

She started out as a Red Cross volunteer in the 1940s and 1950s.

She published significant prose, poetry and children's stories later in her life.

Her husband died in 1990.

Survivors include: a son, Colin Gardner IV of Salt Lake City; two daughters, Toni G. Cappel of Raleigh, N.C, and Tina G. Locke of Orinda, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Services have been held.

Memorials: American Red Cross, P.O. Box 3836, Salt Lake City, UT 84110.

E-mail rgoodman@enquirer.com




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