Wilda Marie Hardesty

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Wilda M. Hardesty


"My Life Story"

I was born February 3rd, 1919 in Englewood, Colorado to Fred & Ethel Williams. I had an older brother Floyd and a younger brother Grant. Growing up in Englewood, I attended Englewood Schools and I graduated from Englewood High School in 1937. I kept in contact with many classmates.

I knew Wayne in school but we were just friends until years later. Wayne and I were married June 1st 1940. Wayne had built a comfortable home for us to start our married life. I worked for Ainsworth Precision Instrument Co. & Wayne worked for Gates Rubber Co.

Wayne served in the Navy during WWII. After the war we became parents of our son Barry & daughter Diane. We needed a larger home so Wayne built us a new home.

We were involved with our childrens many activities. WE took many family vacations.

Our children graduated from Englewood High School. Barry attended CSU and later joined the Marines & served in Vietnam. He married and became the father of daughter Sara, my only grandchild. Diane married and she and Ken owned a resort in Idaho.

Wayne and I traveled to many states and 7 foreign countries.

My church has been a very important part of my life.

I worked for Englewood School food service for 21 years.

My brother preceded me in death as did my son and daughter. Wayne passed on in 2004 at which time we were married for 65 years.

Now is the time for me to leave my dear granddaughter Sara, Ken, Doris, nephews, nieces and my friends to join my loved ones.



Wilda is survived by her granddaughter Sara Hardesty; son in law, Ken Hill; daughter in law, Doris Grosenick; nephews, Jerry Jones and Greg Williams and niece Gayle Williams.

Memorial services will be held at the Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church in Englewood on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Private family graveside services will be held at Fairmount Cemetery.

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