Marjorie Watson Harding

March 24, 1921November 3, 2017

Mrs. Marjorie Watson Harding, age 96, of Kennesaw, GA., passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017. Mrs. Harding was born on March 24, 1921 in Ashton-in-Makerfield, England, daughter to the late Mr. Samuel and Mary Watson.

Mrs. Harding served in the Royal Army as an Electrical Engineer, servicing and repairing combat vehicles for the military. During her service time Marjorie met and married her husband, Mr. Gordon Thomas Harding, serving in the Royal Air Force, in 1941. In 1954 Marjorie, Gordon and their family, made their way to Canada where they would remain until returning to the UK in 1957. In 1968 the Harding family immigrated to the United States where Marjorie would work with the American Red Cross and as an English Aide in a local junior high school. Marjorie finally settled in Marietta and worked in several different jobs. Mrs. Harding was a very hard working, dedicated, and independent lady; working full time until the age of 76, then engaging in her most favorite role as a Preschool Teacher for the First Presbyterian Church of Marietta and the First United Methodist Church of Marietta. The list of her many accomplishments in her military service and working life is extraordinary, however, her greatest accomplishment was her family, the children she cared for and the legacy she leaves behind. She will certainly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Along with her parents Mrs. Harding is preceded in death by her late husband, Mr. Gordon Thomas Harding and one son, Leif Robert Harding.

She is survived by her three children, James Harding, wife Jill, of the United Kingdom, Ian Harding, wife Celia, of the United Kingdom, and John Harding, wife Laura, of Kennesaw, Georgia; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and several extended family members and friends also survive.

Her family will be hosting private services at a later date to celebrate her life. In lieu of customary remembrances the family request donations made to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Funeral services for Mrs. Marjorie Watson Harding have been entrusted to the care of Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, 2950 North Cobb Parkway Kennesaw, GA 30152.


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Beth Williams

December 19, 2017

I met Marjorie at "The Grove" as she referred to her home in the later days of her life. As a team of five ladies, we had the pleasure of visiting monthly, playing bingo and sharing birthday celebrations and Christmas parties. We all grew to love Marjorie for her warm heart, her interesting life stories and the joy she received in helping others. Rest in peace Margie. You ministered to all of us.
Beth Williams, Sherrie Walker, Betty Woods, Janet Osborne, and Ellie Siciliano

November 6, 2017

I only knew Marjorie through Facebook via Lorraine Beard. She was always so kind and thoughtful. A lovely lady. Rest in Peace Marjorie. A lot of people will miss you. Love to your family from Carol in Cornwall xxxxxxx

Kerrie Higginbotham

November 6, 2017

Margie will truly be missed. We were neighbors, and she took me under her wing :) and we became close friends! Although our ways parted many years ago we have stayed in contact.I will miss her greatly. John, Laura, and family my deepest condolences to you all..Love to the family...
Kerrie Higginbotham

Marsha Wooldridge

November 6, 2017

Margie was very special to me and I will miss visiting with her. She had the greatest stories to tell about her life and had a remarkable memory. She never lost her accent and I loved to hear her talk. She truly cared about others.


November 5, 2017

Remembering Miss Margie and the love & joy she brought to so many.