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Dorothy Kauzlarich Baumgardner

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Died on October 31, 2019, in Gallup, NM at the age of 95. She was born on August 24, 1924 in Allison, NM to Charles and Mary Kauzlarich. She graduated from Gallup High School in 1941 and married A.J. Baumgardner in 1945. Dorothy retired from Gallup Lumber Company, and her hobbies included gardening, quilting, reading, and she loved being with family.

Survivors include her son David Baumgardner, Las Vegas, NV, and daughters Carole Campbell, Seal Beach, CA, and Marie (Dan) Rosales, Albuquerque NM, 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers Bob Kauzlarich and Anson John, as well as her sister Gerry Dennerlein. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Baumgardner, sisters Helen Kauzlarich and Louise Kersey, and brothers Charles and John Kauzlarich.

The family would like to thank Lisa Romero, her friend and neighbor for all the love and care she provided, as well as Loretta Tso and Alicia Pinto of Amazing Grace. Thanks also to Talia, Gianna and Mike Peretti, her junior gardeners.

Services will be held Friday, November 8th, 2019, 11 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park in Gallup, NM, with Pastor Bruce Footracer officiating. Pallbearers include Vaughn Dennerlein, Trenton Gomez, David Kauzlarich, Salvador Parra, C.J. Rosales and Daniel Rosales Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Eric Baumgardner, Marke Baumgardner, Malik Campbell, and Talia, Mike and Gianna Peretti. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, act.alz.org or simply spread kindness to another person in her honor. Rollie Mortuary has charge of arrangements.