Cathryn Jean Gardner, 61, of Duluth died Saturday, February 2, 2019 of heart disease complications. She was a kind and gentle loving soul who loved life and doing her own thing-no stress-no regrets. She was a 1975 graduate of Moose Lake High School, and had studied at Minot State University in the Criminal Justice program. Her best job was as an aviation parts quality control engineer. She loved sewing and spending time outdoors at the family cabin. Cathryn was preceded in death by her father Robert Swartz and her husband Terry Gardner. She is survived by her loving children: Jason Holt and Angela Vannett; her mother Patricia Swartz; her brother Jeff Swartz; her sisters Barbara Bagoly and Beverly Swartz; her granddaughter Isabelle Tanita; and many more family members. A private memorial celebration will be held by the family. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, Duluth, 218-727-3555.