Walla Walla resident Marjorie L., Hardie, 89, passed away at her home on Monday, Sept. 1, 2008.
The Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, 2008 at Pioneer United Methodist Church, 206 E. Birch St., Walla Walla, Wash., 99362, The Rev. Chuck Hindman officiating.
A reception will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Pioneer United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or to the Walla Walla Community Hospice, 1067 E. Isaacs Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362.
Marjorie Hardie was born April 4, 1919 in Spencer, Iowa to Milford and Martha Kratz. She graduated from Ellsworth Junior Collage, Iowa Falls, in May 1938 and taught school in Iowa before moving to Schenectady, N.Y., where she worked for General Electric. She married Burton M. Hardie on Feb. 10, 1944. In 1950, they moved to Cupertino, Calif. Marjorie was the organist and choir director for a number of years at the Cupertino Union Church (Methodist) and taught piano for many years. She retired from General Electric in 1980 and moved to Walla Walla in 1984.
Marjorie was active for years in both Girl and Boy Scouting including numerous back-packing trips. Her longest trip was 100 miles on the John Muir trail in California. She was an 80-year member of Eastern Star. Twice she traveled around the world visiting her children in Germany and Alaska. he took seven trips to Japan. She spent a number of years studying Japanese, in part a result of hosting four Japanese exchange students.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Edward Kratz; and her sister, Marian Kratz.
Marjorie is survived by her husband; her son Douglas Hardie and his wife, Jeanne of Newbury Park, Calif.; her daughter, The Rev. Joanne Skidmore and her husband, David, of Trevor, Wisc.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.