Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1963

Mary Fron Hardin MARY CATHERINE FRON HARDIN, 67, of Sand Springs, OK, died peacefully in her sleep on August 9, 2012, in Tulsa, OK after a long battle with COPD. Interment was at Woodland Memorial Park in Sand Springs. Mary was born in Ranger, TX to Mike and Cynthia Artie Fron, and attended school in Ranger, TX - Class of 1963. She married Bobby Joe Hardin Nov. of 1964 in Claremore, OK, and they lived in the Tulsa and Sand Springs area. Mary was a homemaker and devoted homeroom Mom for many years and later went to work in the cafeteria at Keystone School. Mary became an assembler for Tulsa Cable and later for Baxter Pharmaceuticals in Mannford, OK. During all those years Mary also managed her husband’s home trucking/pilot car business. She loved fishing, boating, camping, playing poker, cooking, entertaining friends and family, and bickering at Bobby Joe; the whole time making everyone around her laugh. At the time of her death, Mary was survived by her daughter Cindy Haberfield and granddaughter Lauren Haberfield, whom Mary lived with in Tulsa when she passed, along with Cindy’s fiancé Keith Najera and his daughter, Taylor; step-daughter Paula Hardin Mitchell and step-grandson Ean Hardin of Oakland, TN; honorary daughter Heather Ozbirn and Heather’s sons Brendon and Ethan of Sand Springs, OK; brothers Herman Fron (RHS-1963) and wife Carmen of Cottonwood, CA, Bob Fron (RHS- 1960) and wife Naomi (RHS-1964) of Keller, TX, and Doug Fron (RHS-1965) and wife Quona of Ranger, TX; there were many nieces and nephews who were each loved by Aunt Mary, and in-laws and their families that she considered her own. Mary was preceded in death by her husband and parents. HUSBAND: BOBBY JOE HARDIN, 67 of Sand Springs, passed away Oct. 10, 2006 in Tulsa, OK, with burial in Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery at Sand Springs. Bobby was born on August 21, 1939 in New Albany, MS, to Joe B. & Louise Jines Hardin. He attended school in Jackson, Tennessee and served in the U.S. Army during peace time. Bobby married Mary Fron (RHS-1963) in November of 1964 in Claremore, OK and lived in the Tulsa and Sand Springs area. He was self employed in the trucking business where he leased out his truck for several companies. Bobby won numerous awards for safe driving from the American Trucking Association. He loved cooking on the outside grill, camping and playing with grandchildren. Bobby was always the life of the party and loved making people laugh. He is survived by: wife; Mary Hardin of the home; three daughters; Paula L. Mitchell of Oakland, TN, Cindy M. Haberfield and son-in-law; Mark of Tulsa, OK and Heather Ozbirn of Sand Springs, OK. Five sisters; Mary Bailey and husband Floyd of Jackson, TN, Lena Johnson of Jackson, TN, Margaret Knolton and husband Sammy of Clarksville, TN, Marie Pierce of Jackson, Brenda Austin of Gadsden, TN. Three grandchildren; Ean Hardin of Oakland, TN, Lauren M. Haberfield of Tulsa, OK and Brendon M. Morrow of Sand Springs, OK. Host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by; parents, Joe B. and Louise Hardin.