May 17, 1926 ~ March 16, 2019

Born in: Mills, Wyoming
Resided in: Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Joan Hardin passed away on Saturday March 16, 2019 at the Vi at Highlands Ranch in Colorado. She was born in Mills, WY on May 17, 1926, the daughter of Joseph and Martha Kasper. After graduating from Natrona County High School in 1943, Joan attended the Seton school of Nursing in Colorado Springs, CO and graduated in 1947. She worked as a Registered Nurse for a doctor in Casper, WY; as head surgical nurse at Mercy Hospital in Urbana, IL; as a school nurse at her children’s schools in the Denver area; and for doctors in Seattle, WA and Denver, CO. Joan married Robert Harold Hardin in Casper, WY on June 23, 1951. To this union five children were born: Patricia Marie, Robert Joseph, William Scott, Thomas Harold and Michael James. Joan was always very active with church activities, serving funeral luncheons, teaching religious education to children and adults, Bible studies and prayer groups; she volunteered her nursing skills to charitable organizations related to her church. She is survived by her five children: Patricia of Denver, CO; Robert of San Diego, CA; William of Phoenix, AZ; Thomas of Denver, CO; Michael of Salt Lake City, UT; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.


Visitation: March 19, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Horan & McConaty - South Metro/Centennial
5303 E County Line Rd
Centennial, CO 80122

Rosary: March 19, 2019 7:00 pm

Horan & McConaty - South Metro/Centennial
5303 E County Line Rd
Centennial, CO 80122

Funeral Mass: March 20, 2019 10:30 am

St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
6673 W Chatfield Ave
Littleton, CO 80128

Committal Service: March 20, 2019 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Chapel Hill Cemetery
6601 S. Colorado Blvd.
Centennial, CO 80121

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  1. I am glad you chose a picture of your mom smiling – that is what I remember most – her beautiful smile. Her face would light up (like Grandpa Kasper’s, her dad) – one could not help but respond in kind. I also remember her as being strong in her convictions and faith. Especially in later years she openly expressed her love and admiration for her children, grand children, great grand children and the rest of her family. Growing up it was nice to have a strong female role model – she didn’t take guff from anyone, especially her brothers! 😉
    May she rest in peace and rise in glory. Our love to your family.

  2. I wanted to express my condolences to Patricia and her family for the loss of your mother.
    I pray for your comfort in her memory.

  3. My deepest condolences to the friends and family of Joan. May your treasured memories bring you joy, and may ‘the God of all comfort’ give you strength, along with a measure of peace for your grieving hearts at this most difficult time.
    2 Corinthians 1:3

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