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Loved by many, George Vernon "Vern" Hardin Jr. 74, died July 16, 2014 at his Juneau, Alaska home with his family close by. Vern was born April 26, 1940 in Whitebird, Idaho to George and Fern (Straw) Hardin. Vern was third of seven siblings. He grew up in Idaho with a very large fun loving family. They all spent a lot of time together at family events. He graduated High School with his sister DeAnn in Stites, Idaho in 1959.While serving in the Army he started his career in electrical work. He worked in South Idaho for a short time before moving to Alaska to become a lineman with IBEW, working from New York to the North Slopes of Alaska, based out of Juneau, Alaska until his retirement.
Vern met and married Doloresa Cadiente. They have two children, Selena and Ralph "Chico" plus they were raising their cherished Great Grandson Alex. Vern was a loving father, grandpa, brother, uncle and cousin with both his Idaho and Alaska Families. His retirement was spent spoiling the kids, fishing on his boat, going to Idaho to check on "things", gold panning, and meeting the boys at Donna's for coffee to discuss the current events around town and worldwide.
Vern was preceded in death by his wife Doloresa Cadiente, his parents George and Fern Hardin, his brother Charles Stanley Hardin, niece Daphne Hardin, his father in law Andres Cadiente and nephew Charles Cadiente.
Vern is survived by his daughter, Selena (Vaughn), son Chico (Kerri), grandchildren, Sabrina, Gregory, Geoffrey, Aaron, Corrina, Jordan, Kiana and Kiara; great grandchildren, Michael, Alex, Carson, and Keaton; Sisters, Marlene (Joe), Vivian (Jim), DeAnn; brothers, Vinal "General"(Kathleen) and John (Dixie);mother in law Irene Cadiente, his large loving Cadiente family, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.
A Celebration of Life was held 2 p.m., Sunday, July 20, 2014 at his Juneau Home.
Published in The Juneau Empire on July 27, 2014