Russell Hardin


July 16, 1929 - Feb. 3, 2010

Russell (Rusty) Edward Hardin passed away at home on Feb. 3, 2010 in Walla Walla at 80 years young after a very short battle with lung cancer.

Rusty was born to Samuel and Maggie Hardin in Little Rock, AR. on July 16, 1929. Rusty serviced in the Army for 8 years in the later 1940's till the early 1950's. He married Valerie (Sammy) Wendt on May 6, 1956.

He is survived by two daughters Rebecca Snook of Louisiana, Julie Flecter of Walla Walla and one son Allen Hardin at the home and two sisters Sue Stockburger of Kennewick, WA. and Gladys Woody of Walla Walla and also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

He is proceeded in death by his loving wife Valerie (Sammy) of 48 years in 2005 and father Samuel and mother Maggie Hardin, son Tony, daughter Sheryl, 3 brothers Raymond, James Ted, 2 sisters Othel, Mildred.

Rusty worked on several farms in the area, drove truck on the road for many years till his retirement 15 years ago. He enjoyed collecting model cars & knifes.

Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Feb. 11, 2010, at Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary Regional Cancer Center through Herring Funeral Home 315 W. Alder St., Walla Walla, 99362.


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