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Mary Montana (Morden) Harwell


October 25, 1937 to August 24, 2013 - Obituary Condolences
Mary Montana (Morden) Harwell Obituary
Mary Montana (Morden) Harwell October 25, 1937 to August 24, 2013 Mary passed away peacefully on Aug. 24th. She was born in 1937 to Thomas and Iciphene Morden in Bakersfield, CA. She graduated from Bakersfield High School in 1955 and attended Bakersfield College. She met Harold Gene Harwell and they were married on April 14, 1956 and were married for over 39 years. Prior to having children, she worked at Crocker Bank. They had two children, Richard Alan and Donna Lynn. Mary enjoyed being a good wife and mother. She went to work in 1975 for the Kern County Welfare Department for eleven years. After that she spent time with her grandkids and later her great-grandkids. Mary enjoyed crafts and cooking, especially baking. Her pumpkin pies and chocolate chip cookies were the best! She also took cake decorating lessons and for many years made birthday cakes for family and friends. She would have the living room of our home fully decorated for Halloween and Christmas and for many years the family gatherings were at our home. While her kids were growing up, she planned many summer family vacation road trips around the United States. Mary is preceded in death by her husband Harold, parents Thomas and Iciphene, brothers, Lyle and Harold Morden, and sister, Sally Forrester. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Richard and Janet Harwell, Donna and John Groves, grandson and wife, Scott and Angie Campbell, grandsons, David Harwell, Casey, Corey and Cody Groves, granddaughter, Aubrey Harwell, great-grandchildren, Scott Jr., Mariah, Allison, Isabelle, David Jr., Calissa and Montana, brother and wife, Duane and Betty Morden, sister, Alice DePue, and many nephews and nieces. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Arbolado House where Mary spent her last few months and also the nurses from Hoffmann Hospice who saw her during this time. Services for Mary will be held Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 10 AM at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 3700 River Blvd. A viewing will be held before the service starting at 8:30 AM. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Aug. 29, 2013
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