LaFern Hardy

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June 9, 1926 -- Nov. 12, 2009

LA GRANDE -- LaFern Margarite Hardy, 83, of La Grande, died Nov. 12, 2009, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center. She had a compromised immune system due to cancer treatments.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements were through Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder St., Walla Walla.

Mrs. Hardy was born in La Grande on June 9, 1926, to Lloyd and Lillian Kilborn.

She met Glen Spilker in 1946. They married and had two children. The couple divorced. She married Ralph Hardy in 1972. The marriage ended later. She lived at Quail Run Retirement Community and Park Manor Rehabilitation Center in Walla Walla.

She was involved with many organizations and appreciated the large spectrum of social interaction. She enjoyed dancing, writing, camping, hiking, painting, bird-watching, crafting and maintaining connections with her many friends.

She is survived by her son, Jonathan Spilker of Pendleton; a daughter, Jeanne Hagenah; a sister, Gerry Follett; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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