Carolyn S. (Hardy) Garcia, 77, lost her brief but courageous battle with colon cancer on March 6, 2011 with her husband and family by her side.
Born to Howard and Muriel Hardy, Jan. 18, 1934 in Endicott, Neb. She was the middle of three children.
She graduated from Endicott High School and went on to work in the education field for many years, first as a teacher, then as an instructional aide.
She met her husband Francis a.k.a. "Wimpy" in Bakersfield, Calif., and they married in 1955.
She loved traveling, reading, and turn-arounds to State Line.
She had a lifelong passion for cats, from Boogie, Angel and Midnight to PeeWee and Gus.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Nancy, and grandsons, Christopher and Cade.