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Kimberly Lynn Ward-Cary October 13, 1958– March 11, 2022

After very recently relocating from Sisters to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Kimberly Lynn Ward-Cary passed away March 11, in Tennessee, at the age of 63.

She was born on October 13, 1958, in Bakersfield, California, to Tom Sr. and Barbara Jackson Ward. Kimber’s parents moved their family back to Sisters in 1965, when she was about 6 years old.

Kimber attended elementary and middle schools in Sisters and high school in Redmond and was very active in the Redmond High School rodeo, as well as in about 1975 being crowned Rodeo Queen at the barn dance.

Kimber very much enjoyed her career as a Christian counselor and at one time had a practice in Bend.

In 1977, Kim married David Gardner of Sisters and from that marriage she leaves a daughter, Trisha, and son, Shane, as well as five beautiful grandchildren, Avery, Dawson, Tealyn, Mason, and Ethan.

In 2011 Kimber married William Cary who also survives her at home in Tennessee.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, JoAnne; and a brother, Tom Jr.

She leaves a sister, Connie, in Sisters; and a brother, Wes, in Bend; as well as numerous beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A virtual celebration of life will be held in the future. Contact [email protected] for details.


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