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Ardell Leola Messerschmidt Harrison
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Birth: Mar. 26, 1928
Anaheim
Orange County
California, USA
Death: Mar. 19, 2011
Anaheim
Orange County
California, USA

Harrison, Ardell Leola Messerschmidt, passed away at home on March 19, 2011. Her beloved husband of 43 years, Paul Harrison, preceded her in passing. Ardell was born and raised in Anaheim where she attended Anaheim High School, class of 1946. It was here she met many of her lifelong friends. One of the joys of her life was keeping in touch with "the girlies," a group of friends that she met with once a month for lunch and had celebrated every Christmas with since high school. She also worked at Knott's Berry Farm, where she had ridden her bicycle to get a job at the age of 14 and worked in the Chicken Dinner Restaurant for 8 years under Cordelia Knott's supervision. She met her husband through their fathers' businesses and they were married in June of 1948. They lived in Stanton where Paul was fire chief for thirty three years and Ardell was very active in civic duties, even winning "Woman of the Year" for that city. Ardell loved traveling, jazz and big band music, visiting with friends, and always loved supporting the talents of her children and grandchildren. Being with her family was her greatest joy. She is survived by her children, Rhonda McCurdy and Doug Harrison, and their families, Bruce, Doug, and Shellie McCurdy, Mindy Harrison, Lindsay Harrison and Kelly Corcoran, and their daughter, Addison. Visitation will be held at Hilgenfeld Mortuary (120 E Broadway in Anaheim) from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, March 24. Services will be held on Friday, March 25, at 11:30 am also at Hilgenfeld Mortuary. The internment will be immediately following at Loma Vista Cemetery in Fullerton. Hilgenfeld Mortuary
 
 
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 Parents:
  Herbert F. Messerschmidt (1897 - 1962)
  Jessie Glaphary Anderson Messerschmidt (1899 - 1985)
 
 Spouse:
  Paul Tyler Harrison (1926 - 1991)
 
Burial:
Loma Vista Memorial Park
Fullerton
Orange County
California, USA
 
Created by: Pat
Record added: Jun 11, 2012
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Ardell Leola <i>Messerschmidt</i> Harrison
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Ardell Leola <i>Messerschmidt</i> Harrison
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 Added: Jun. 11, 2012
 
 
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