Ellen L. Harding died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011.
Mrs. Harding was born Aug. 31, 1919, to Joseph and Edna Morse.
She spent her childhood in Grand Junction and graduated from Colorado State University, formerly Colorado A&M, in 1941. She was the recipient of a life teaching certificate for education.
She began her teaching career in Holyoke. During World War II she taught home economics and chemistry at Paonia High School. She taught at East Elementary School in Littleton for over 20 years.
Mrs. Harding married Arthur Harding on Aug. 12, 1946, in Paonia. He preceded her in death.
After retiring, she traveled extensively with her husband and her sister, Mary. She also taught preschool at Englewood United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Harding is survived by a sister, Betty Dart of Orange, Calif.; two sons and their wives, Alan and Judy Harding of Simla, and Bill and Byrd Harding of Silt; a daughter and her husband, Beverlee and Doug Edson of Littleton; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many in-laws, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Harding; and a sister, Mary Dameron.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the non-profit, Friends of Man, P.O. Box 937, Littleton, CO 80160-0937.
Drinkwine Mortuary handled the arrangements.blog comments powered by Disqus