Winnie Belle Hardaway
October 30, 2013, 10:45 am by Staff Reports
During the financial crisis of the depression years, Mrs. Hardaway’s family including 3 older brothers moved to Denver, Colo. then on to Wallace, Idaho and eventually settling back in Abilene until 1937.
From there he moved included College Station and Chicago, then back to Bryan, where she graduated from High School in 1943. Her first year of college was at William Woods in Fulton, Mo., then on to Texas State College for Women in Denton. She met and married Rex L. Hardaway in 1947. The next 30 years found her homemaking and child rearing her own family of five children, moving various places throughout Texas. After that 30 year break she decided to finally finish her education and did so at TWU in Denton where she earned a BA degree in Silversmithing and Jewelry making. Rex and Winnie retired in 1978 to the beautiful foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Las Vegas, New Mexico where they enjoyed life together for 20 years. Moving to Llano, Texas in 1998 brought them full circle back to Texas where she remained until her death.
She was an avid reader, loving trips to the library and her own collection of reference books enabled her to lookup the answers to almost any question asked. She also loved couponing and bargain shopping even mailing coupons needed to various grandchildren. Winnie enjoyed attending services at the First Christian Church in Llano, Texas with her family and looking forward to the fellowship dinners. Winnie was loved by all who knew her, both family and friends. She successfully accomplished her calling as a devoted wife and mother and although she will be missed by all, her life is celebrated as her journey continues.
Mrs. Hardaway is survived by her children, Rex D. Hardaway and his wife, Stephanie of Atlanta, Georgia, Lauren Hardaway of Llano, Mark Hardaway of Llano and John Hardaway and his wife, Debbie of Fredericksburg, 15 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Hardaway was preceded in death by her parents and Rex, her husband of 60 years, her brothers, George Warner, Austin (Mac) Warner, and Howard Warner and a daughter Diane Frederick.
An online guest register may be signed at www.PutnamCares.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 1105 Oatman Street, Llano, TX 78643. 325.247.5309.
Cremation arrangements were made by Putnam Funeral Home and Crematorium in Kingsland.
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