Elizabeth Jean Hardaway

Elizabeth Jean Hardaway, 51, Aberdeen resident and volunteer at local food banks in Grays Harbor, died on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at her home in Aberdeen.

She was born on April 21, 1962, in Santa Clara, California to James and Betty (Fuller) Walker. She lived in California for a while before moving up to Tumwater, Wash., where she graduated from Tumwater High School in 1980.

She moved back to California, then to Oregon and then to God’s Ranch in Puyallup, Wash. where she dedicated her life to the Lord and moved to Aberdeen to help out at Faith House until she was no longer able to.

Elizabeth married Robert Hardaway on September 12, 1994, in Yreka, Calif. She enjoyed helping others. She also liked to do puzzles, collected cow memorabilia, family activities and fishing. She was a good cook.

Elizabeth is survived by her husband, Robert Hardaway of Hoquiam; a son, Frank and his wife, Sally Ford of Aberdeen; a daughter, Tabitha Hardaway of Hoquiam; brothers, Fred and his wife, Charlotte Walker, Douglas and her wife, Pam Walker, Willis Duckworth, James D. and his wife, Jeannie Walker Jr.; sisters, Etta and her husband, Dino Alvord, Nancy and her husband, Bruce McAlary and Rita and her husband, Bob Newby. Elizabeth was preceded in death by two brothers, George and David Duckworth and a grandson. Elizabeth alsohad two sons, Michael and David that were adopted at a young age.

A celebration of Elizabeth’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at the Black Lake Bible Camp, 5621 Fairview Rd SW, Olympia, Wash. There will a local service next weekend and details will follow in The Daily World.