Monday, April 27, 2020

Kent Hulet Gardiner 1946 -

Kent Gardiner was born March 18, 1946 in the back room of the house his grandfather built at 1636 Golden Gate Avenue in L.A.  He grew up in Glendale, went to college at BYU and served in the British South Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In the early 70’s he hand restored a 1952 MG-TD roadster with his brother Mark.  Then he drove it down Colorado Blvd the night before the Rose Parade to the delight and cheers of thousands of appreciative fans.

In 1974, Kent met, fell in love with, and married Suzanne Marie Brown of Hacienda Heights. They had six children during which time Kent taught school at the University Elementary School at UCLA as a demonstration teacher. Suzanne died of breast cancer in 1994.

Kent fell in love with and married the irrepressible Deborah. He retired from UCLA after teaching there for 39 years and now lives with his wife Deborah in Eagle Mountain, UT.  Kent enjoys being a Temple worker, reading the Book of Mormon daily, travel, teaching, gardening, Marklin trains, hiking, old cars, camping, classical music, photography, grandchildren and family history.
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