Malinda Elaine Hardwick passed away at her home, near Holdenville, on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at the age of 52 years.
Malinda was the daughter of David and Helen (Hance) Martin. She was born on Dec. 22, 1964, in McAlester. She was brought up and attended schools in Stuart, and graduated Stuart High School with the Class of 1982.
She worked at the Stuart Quick Pick for a while and then moved to Holdenville, where she was employed at The Bank NA.
She was married to Jerry L. Hardwick on June 29, 1991, at Texas Banner Church of God in Horntown. She worked for Stuart Schools and then for several years in the Hughes County Court Clerk's office.
Malinda loved animals, photography and being outdoors. She loved birds in particular and enjoyed combining her hobbies of birdwatching and raising chickens with her talent in photography. She spent many happy hours outside taking pictures of family, friends and nature.
One of her favorite things was playing card games and other games with family. She loved nothing in the world more than just being with her family. Most of all, she loved her Lord and Savior.
She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Holdenville. Her loss has left an empty space in many hearts and homes and she will be missed.
She was preceded in death by her father, David Martin; her maternal grandparents, Dallas and Flora Hance; paternal grandparents, Marion and Ruth Martin; uncle, Beryl Hance, and aunt, Syble Baker.
She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Jerry, of the home; her mother, Helen Martin, of Stuart; three sisters, Kim Hedgecock and Shawn, of Coalgate, Pam White and Randy, of McAlester, and Lori Johnson and Daniel, of Oktaha, and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and family.
There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, at First Assembly of God Church in Holdenville with the Rev. Allen Lewis officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.
Published on March 8, 2017