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Lera Quay (Carpenter) Hardin

February 10, 1923 ~ September 4, 2021 (age 98)

Obituary

Shreveport - Quay Hardin passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021, after a lengthy illness.

She is preceded in her death by her parents, W. B. and Mattie Carpenter; her sister, Vera Carpenter Smith; and her husband, Dr. John C. Hardin, Jr.

Quay was born February 10, 1923, in Paden, Mississippi to W. B. and Mattie Carpenter. She graduated from Tishomingo High School and subsequently moved to Memphis, TN where she met the love of her life, Dr. John C. Hardin, Jr. while she was working for Eastern Airlines. They were married at First United Methodist Church of Memphis on December 26, 1949, and eventually moved to Shreveport, LA where she spent most of her life.

She is survived by her son, Dr. John C. Hardin, III and his wife Sally Hope Hardin; her granddaughter, Michelle Hope Hardin Lamb and her husband Christian Lamb; her grandson, John C. Hardin, IV; her great-grandson, Henry Hardin Lamb; sister-in-law, Margaret Lieux Hardin; niece, Ivey Kendall Hardin; nephews, William Kendrick Hardin Jr., Grant Kendrick Hardin, and Jerry Ryan Smith.

Quay loved her family. She was especially devoted to her husband, John, and dearly loved her grandchildren. She also loved gardening, and her pets; always having a dog by her side.
Quay fought a long-time battle with Alzheimer's Disease and is now at peace. She will be sorely missed.

The family wishes to extend its thanks to Dr. Stuart Blum, Dr. Tom Reilly, Dr. Robert Hernandez, and her friend, companion, and sitter for many years, Mary Dooley. They also wish to thank her other sitters, Nicole Dooley, Maria Mitchell, and Ella Patterson. The family also wishes to extend thanks to Steve White and Saint Joseph's Hospice of Shreveport.

Quay will be honored by her family with a private service.

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