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Virginia Walker Hardy

d. February 21, 2009

was born to Dr. and Mrs. Thomas DuHart Walker on November 24, 1914 in Cochran, Georgia where she lived until moving to Macon, Georgia for her father's pediatrics practice when she was a small girl. At the age of 15, in 1929, she & her mother lived in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where she finished high school while her father relocated to Norfolk, Virginia to begin a new medical practice. The family reunited in 1930 in Norfolk where she lived until 1935 to pursue her higher education in Boston at Randolph Macon (later to become Radcliffe & later still Harvard).In 1938 she married Franklin Albright Hardy, a student at Harvard Law School. The war interrupted the lives of everyone at that time in history, and the Navy took them to Louisville, Kentucky, where they settled in the beautiful small town of Anchorage to raise their five children until their marriage ended in 1961.In 1982, after working for 16 years as Parish Secretary for St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Anchorage, Kentucky she retired to Orlando, Florida until 1988 when she permanently relocated to Bainbridge Island, Washington and the loving community of Grace Episcopal Church.Leaving all who knew her with an immeasurable love and admiration for her, she is survived by her sons, Frank Hardy of St. Louis and Tim Hardy of Baltimore, and her daughters Linda Beckham of Orlando and Virginia Walker of Bainbridge Island as well as seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and her family of Grace Episcopal Church.A Memorial Service and celebration of her life will be held at 3pm on Friday, February 27th at Grace Episcopal Church, 8595 NE Day Rd., Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 where a memorial fund has been established in her name to whom remembrances can be made in her name if one so wishes.Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.

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