Salem Woman Dies In El Paso Hospital. Funeral services for Mrs Bertha Jewel Hardin, 40 were held at the Las Cruces Mortuary Chapel yesterday afternoon. Mrs Hardin whose home was at Salem, died in an El Paso hospital. She is survived by her husband M.E. Hardin and ten children. Burial was in the City Cemetery. (Which was moved and so can't find her grave).
"A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO VOLUNTEER FRED LILLIBRIDGE" for sending me my Grandmothers obituary it means the world to me.
There were 12 children born to this marriage:
Pauline "Polly" Virgil "Buddy" Riley Tass Pearl (my Mother & the baby in this photo) Joseph "Jack" Alice Imogene Tommy Ruth "Ilene" Betty Lou (later adopted by the Robert McElroy family) Hattie Marie (adopted by the Robert McElroy family & named Coila "Joyce" McElroy).