WINTER PARK, Fla. -

Orange County Clerk of Courts Lydia Gardner died Wednesday night after battling breast cancer for years.

Gardner, who was re-elected for a fourth term in January, died in a Winter Park hospital.

Gardner informed her staff in 2010 that she had breast cancer.

Gardner, who graduated from the University of Michigan and Rollins College, previously served as a member and chairman of the Orange County School Board.