|Birth: ||Jul. 18, 1927|
|Death: ||Jan. 13, 1999|
Santa Rosa County
Nan was born the only child of Harry Eldridge and Blanche Knox Bawden in Bettendorf, Scott, IA. In the early 1940s, Nancy changed her name, with her parents' blessing, to Nan Bawden. She graduated from Davenport's St. Katherine's School (no longer exists) in 1945 and Connecticut College in New London, CT in 1949. She did grad work at Stanford in California and Northwestern University in Evanston, Cook, IL. She returned to Davenport where she taught English for 5 years at Central Junior High School in Rock Island, Rock Island, IL and worked for Bawden Bros., Inc., her father's business in downtown Davenport.
Nan married "Hal Hart" Harold Alan Hartvigsen in her family home at 105 Greenwood Ave in Bettendorf. Hal was born 29 Sept 1926 in Maquoketa, IA to Walter and Ethel Brown Hartvigsen. After graduation from high school in Iowa City, IA, in 1945, he was drafted into the Army where he served in the cavalry's mechanized division preparing for the invasion of Japan. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1951 with a degree in Radio and Journalism.
Hal was an outstanding radio sports announcer for WOC, Davenport, IA (now KWQC)known professionally as "Hal Hart". The couple lived in Bettendorf for 9 years, then moved to Chicago, Cook, IL. In 1972, Hal, Nan, 2 sons David and Gregory moved to Darien, CT when Hal accepted a position with Manning, Selvage and Lee in NYC.
Hal served as Commander of the Darien Power Squadron and Nan trained to teach English as a second language to adults through he Literary Volunteers of America. She died from breast cancer in Gulf Breeze, FL. Hal lives in Georgia as of 2008 and is the author of 2 books.
Harold Alan Hartvigsen (1926 - 2013)
Oakdale Memorial Gardens
Plot: Pub Maus Niche-C-2
Created by: Carol
Record added: Jun 08, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27421872
Added: Jan. 7, 2013
Nan, I'll always remember your laugh and your outlook on life. You were always smiling. I know you left many others with that impression.|
Added: Jun. 8, 2008