Doris R Hardin (1928 - 2017)

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Doris R. Hardin passed away at her home in Coalville Utah on Wednesday May 31, 2017 at the age of 88. Doris is predeceased by her parents, Helen Eurs Ramalho and John Ramalho, and her aunt, Etta Eurs, who raised Doris following her mother's death at age 9. Doris is survived by her loving husband, Harold of 65 years. They were married in Culver City California on October 27, 1951. Doris is lovingly remembered by her husband, Harold, of Coalville Utah; brother, Richard (Glenda) Ramalho, of Three Bridges, New Jersey; son, Michael (Debbie) Hardin, of North Palm Beach, Fla.; daughters, Lisa (Bill) Osten, of Sugarland Texas; Catherine (Ben) Olvera, of Davenport, Iowa; Patricia (Joel) Horie, of Hoytsville, Utah; nine loving grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Doris was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1928. She was raised in Flemington, N.J., graduated from Flemington High School in 1946 and went on to earn a degree in English from Duke University in 1950 on a scholarship. She graduated in oldest honor society for the liberal arts and sciences in the United States, Phi Beta Kappa. Doris worked in Calif. as a school teacher where she met the love of her life, Harold Hardin. Harold became a career officer in the U.S. Army and Doris worked diligently to support her husband's career and was instrumental in Harold achieving the rank of Lieutenant General in the U.S. Army. Being a military spouse had Doris packing and moving her four children to a new state almost annually did not keep her from being active in the support of military enlisted and officer's families. She had a particular passion for helping better the life of the enlisted soldier families. She gave annually to several charities. She loved birdwatching, collecting stamps, all kinds of music particularly symphony and Rock and Roll of the 60's and 80, the N.Y. Yankees, Washington Redskins and especially her Duke Blue Devils. Doris served in the past as a board member with the North Summit Senior Center and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Park City, Utah. In lieu of flowers, please give to your favorite local charity in her name. Service and burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery. Time and date TBD.
Published in The Anniston Star on June 4, 2017