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Elaine Mathes Harding


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Elaine Mathes Harding Obituary
March 19, 1926 - January 27, 2018 Elaine Mathes Harding passed away peacefully in her home Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the age of 91. Elaine was born on March 19, 1926, in Winslow, Arizona, to William R. and Anita (Schroeder) Hessell. They moved to California in 1930. Elaine graduated from UCLA with a teaching credential and received a Master's degree in Religious Education from Boston University. She taught first grade in San Clemente. Elaine was married to Bernie Stark (deceased) when she first moved to Dana Point. She was married to Larry B. Mathes, M.D. (deceased) for 20 years. Elaine then met and married Dale W. Harding (deceased). Elaine loved her family, friends, dogs and entertaining. She was a very caring, giving, and inspirational lady. Her beautiful smile told it all. She leaves her son Chris Stark, and daughter-in-law Michie (Sasa) Stark, grandchildren Anthony Stark and Caryn Stark, stepchildren Barry Stark, Lorene Nelson, Larry Mathes II, Tim Mathes and Carla Jerome, sister Marty Morrison and brother Bill Hessell. Family services will be private. Donations to ALS Foundation, ASPC, or can be made in Elaine's name.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Feb. 6, 2018
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