Courtesy of her son, James C. Hardin
Loving, caring, steadfast, kind, spiritual, giving, humorous, and loyal are just a few of the adjectives that capture the essence of the character and personality of Carolyn Larkins Hardin. She was a loving wife, caring mother, and devoted friend to many. She was active in numerous community activities wherever she lived as she moved with her family to many Military Posts in the United States and overseas.
Born in Wilmington, North Carolina, on 28 August 1922, she grew up in the small community of Seagate. In 1940 she graduated from high school in Wilmington North Carolina.
In 1942 she married Waitus H. Hardin who was on active duty with the Army. This began her service as an Army wife and the challenges and rewards of 20 years of assignments to numerous locations in the United States and Europe
In 1962 Colonel Hardin retired from the service and moved his family to Fayetteville, North Carolina. After their children left home, Carolyn worked for Sears & Roebuck for 15 years. During this time, Carolyn was also very active in her Church and Masonic activities where she served one year as Eastern Star Worthy Matron.
In her later years Carolyn spent much of her time traveling and visiting family and friends.
Her husband, two children, three grandchildren, and five great grandchildren survive her.
She is buried in section 69 on a small knoll within sight of the Pentagon.
HARDIN, CAROLYN LARKINS
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/28/1922
DATE OF DEATH: 05/19/2003
DATE OF INTERMENT: 06/10/2003
BURIED AT: SECTION 69 SITE 1463
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
WIFE OF HARDIN, WAITUS HENRY
LT COL US ARMY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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