Kim Margaret Hardy April 7, 1955 - August 18, 2013 Kim Margaret Hardy went to be with her adored and beloved Lord on Sunday, August 18, 2013, after a very valiant battle with cancer. She took her flight to heaven, where she now enjoys God's eternal rest, peace, and glory. Kim was born to George and Ruth Gelman on April 7, 1955, in Chicago, Illinois. In 1959 the family moved to Bakersfield, where they made their home. Kim attended Stine Elementary School, Thompson Junior High School, and graduated from West High School in 1973. She attended USC for a year, and then traveled overseas to attend the American Institute for Fashion in Lucerne, Switzerland and London, England, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree. It was in 1985 that Kim met Tom Hardy, the love of her life, and the two were married on February 20, 1988. Their first son, David, was born on May 25, 1989, and their second son Jonathan, was born on March 1, 1991. Thus, a beautiful family was created. Kim was a remarkable woman in many ways. She was a beautiful wife, an adoring and caring mother, and a warm hearted friend to all she knew. But the greatest love of her life was her Blessed Lord. Kim had a passionate love for God, and a contagious faith, that resonated through her and touched the lives of countless others. She lived every day in preparation for eternity. Even in her final months of suffering, she never questioned why. To Kim, it was all a part of God's greater plan. She will be missed by all who were blessed by her amazing spirit, but she will never be forgotten. Kim is survived by her mother, Ruth Samberg Gelman, her brothers Guy and Marc Gelman, her husband Tom Hardy, and her two sons David and Jonathan Hardy. There will be a viewing at Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara Funeral Home on Sunday, August 25, from 5 pm to 7 pm, along with a Rosary at 6 pm. There will be a Funeral Mass at Christ the King Church on Monday, August 26, at 10 am. DOUGHTY-CALHOUN-O'MEARA www.bakersfield.com/obits
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Published in Bakersfield Californian from Aug. 23 to Aug. 24, 2013