JUNE 4, 1926 - MAY 4, 2018
RESIDED IN ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
Trudy Hardin, 91, went on to be with the Lord May 4, 2018. She lived a full life enjoying friends and family all along her journey. Mom was a healthy, strong lady till the end. She ultimately suffered from Alzheimer’s.
Mom was survived by her loving family, her late husband, Harry Hardin, their daughters, Cindy Hardin-Hoyt and Betsy Hardin, along with three grandchildren, Aaron Hoyt, Sarah Hoyt-Hubert, and Ben Hardin, and twin great-grandchildren, Mia & Mason. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 1:00, in St. Jude’s Chapel. A luncheon reception will immediately follow the service at her home, 3632 61 St. North, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Mom was born, raised and married in Schenectady, NY. She graduated from NYSU @ Oneonta in 1947 and was a member of the Alpha Kappa Phi Kappa Sorority. Trudy and Harry were married June 9, 1950 in Schenectady, NY. They were blessed with two daughters, Cindy & Betsy. Cindy married Allen Hoyt and had two wonderful children, Aaron and Sarah, of NC. Mom now has twin great-grands, Mia & Mason. Betsy has a son, Ben, who is currently attending college in KS.
Our family moved to Florida in 1961 to join her parents, our grandparents, Victoria & Harold Drum. Mom & Dad resided in sunny St. Petersburg all their life. Their favorite pastime was picnicking with friends and family at local parks and beaches.
She was a woman of great faith, attending St. Jude’s Cathedral. She taught at St. Jude’s School for 25 years as a first and second grade teacher. Originally beginning her teaching career in NY, she totaled 33 years of educational experience before retiring in 1991.
Retirement afforded her the time to become more active in the community by tutoring at Westgate & Walsingham Elementary School, serving as president of the Women’s Guild of St. Jude’s, and creating DIY quilted and crochet crafts for students, family and friends. As the “Avon Lady” of her neighborhood, she always took the time to lend an ear and offer a helping hand.
Trudy was fondly known as “Mimi” to her grandchildren, Aaron, Sarah, and Ben. And “Ma” to the rest of us. Mimi was a loving, Wife, Mother & Grandma. Her source of pride was her family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, (curealz.org).
It’s always a blessed day!