Mary C. Hardy
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August 28, 1929 - February 23, 2013
Mary passed away peacefully in the presence of her family. She was born in Bennettsville, SC, and raised there on the family farm. After living in various parts of the country, she spent the last 35 years in San Pedro, CA. Mary graduated as valedictorian from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA, with a degree in bio-chemistry. It was during her time in Virginia that she met Robert C. Warren, whom she married and with whom she had 3 children. At the golden age of 50 she fulfilled a lifelong ambition, becoming a registered nurse at Torrance Memorial Hospital. She was a devout Presbyterian who was an active member of her church, St. Peter's By The Sea. Charity was a large part of Mary's spirit. She enjoyed donating her time and energy at local organizations such as Meals On Wheels, Harbor Interfaith Services, and Shawl House. As matriarch of her family, she guided us all with the light of wisdom, compassion, love and faith. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Christina Warren. Mary is survived by sister, Martha (Don) Rankin; daughter, Mary Kathryn Eyserbeck (Russ Lauten); son, Robert C. (Otilia) Warren, niece, Mary Colin Arndt; nephew, Donald Rankin, 4 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, March 1, 2013 from 5pm until 9pm in the Green Hills Mortuary chapel. Memorial services will be Saturday, March 2, 2013, 3pm, at St. Peter's By The Sea Presbyterian Church in Rancho Palos Verdes.Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/'obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Feb. 27, 2013