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Vivian Hardwick

October 19, 1944 — August 13, 2022

Waxahachie

Vivian Anne (Bartlett) Hardwick, 77, passed away on August 13, 2022, after a long courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer.  She was surrounded by her loving children and grandchild as she took her last breaths.  Both of her parents, and beloved husband, preceded her in death.

Vivian is survived by the following family members: Siblings Brad Bartlett, Fred Bartlett, Cynthia (Bartlett) Riggs, and cherished family friend, Larry Boehnlein;  Children Michelle (Hardwick)Harris, Brian Hardwick, and Sonya (Hardwick) Connaway;  Grandchildren Ashley, Devin, Brandon, Autumn, Airica, Ryan and Emme;  and Great-grandchildren LeBronson, Lucas, Alyssa, Kaylee, and Henzlee.

Vivian, the first-born child of George Clark Bartlett, Jr. and Helen Vivian (Purser) Bartlett, was born on October 19, 1944.  She was raised in Arcadia Park, located within the city limits of Dallas, Texas.  Vivian graduated with Honors from Sunset High School, in 1963.  Shortly after graduating from high school, she was employed at Texas Instruments and met her future husband at Rocket Skating Palace located on Cockrell Hill Road, in Dallas, Texas.

On May 20, 1964 she married Coy Glenn Hardwick, supporting him financially, as he studied to become a computer programmer.  Once their family started, Vivian became a full-time homemaker, lovingly raising her children, while caring for her husband throughout his decade-long battle with brain cancer.

After being widowed, she gained employment at the U.S. Census Bureau.  During her decades of service, she received accolades and awards for her work.  In 2011, she was presented with a Bronze Medal Award for Superior Federal Service.  Upon retirement, her time became filled with her many hobbies.  She was a voracious reader, enjoyed playing Scrabble, being outside to bask in the beauty of nature, visiting the Dallas Arboretum, shopping and gardening.  Animals were drawn to her kind gentle nature, and she was especially fond of cats, butterflies and eagles.

Vivian never met a stranger and was cheerful, concerned with the welfare and happiness of others. Throughout her eight-year courageous battle with cancer, she was eager to participate in clinical research studies at Texas Oncology.  Her oncologist, Cindy Osborne, M.D., and many nurses, therapists, and aides became her surrogate family.  Vivian loved them all so dearly, and often prayed for God to give them strength and wisdom.

All who knew her are saddened by the loss of their loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, co-worker and patient. Vivian possessed a gentle soul and an infectious smile.  She leaves behind a legacy of love, hope, and joy, and her hugs, voice, and laughter will be greatly missed by all.

Visitation will be held from 5 – 7 pm on Tuesday, the 23rd of August 2022 at Wayne Boze Funeral Home.  Family will provide light refreshments during this time.

The memorial service will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, the 24th of August 2022 at Wayne Boze Funeral Home. Following her service Vivian will be laid to rest at Laurel Land Cemetery, next to her beloved mother Helen (Purser) Durnal.

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Visitation

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Celebration of Life

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

10:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

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Interment following funeral service

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

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