November 13, 1929 – December 24, 2018
Juanita fulfilled her life’s work on this earth December 24, 2018. She was the youngest of four children born to Hampton and Etta (nee, Williams) Ervin. She was born in Hartsville SC, Nov 13, 1929. Juanita is predeceased by her parents and husband of 43 years, Fred D. Tardy; a son James E. ‘Jimmy’ Tardy; sisters Elizabeth Welsh and Welene, and brother William Ervin, and a special niece Victoria E. Williams. Juanita left South Carolina at an early age to expand her horizons settling in El Paso, TX. While there she met the love of her life, Fred Tardy, a solider stationed at Ft. Bliss and were married in 1954. Together they traveled far and wide but finally settling in Seaside, CA in 1959. Juanita was a gourmet cook who loved to entertain. She retired as Head Cook at the restaurant atop Holman’s Department Store. She also worked for MPUSD in the food service department. Juanita also volunteered at Oldermyer Center in Seaside. She and Fred were very civic minded and both active in the community. She was a member of Hay’s CME church and also a member of the Seaside chapter of the Kiwanians Club. She received several awards and accommodations. Juanita leaves to cherish her memory, daughter-in law Barbara Tardy, Moodus CT; grandsons David Tardy, Moodus CT, Nathan ‘Nate’ Tardy, Oxford OH; one great grandson Jacob Tardy, Moodus, CT; niece Sara V. Tardy, Raleigh, NC., Valarie Butler, Willimasport PA., Michele Ervin Philadelphia, PA., a special friend, JoAnn Burns, Seaside CA., the Welsh families, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Richard King, the staff of both Anjelica’s Villa, Hospice/VNA for all you did for making Juanita’s transition both comfortable and peaceful. Please join the family for a service on Fri., Jan. 4, 2018 at 11 am at Bayside Community Mortuary, 1610 Noche Buena St., Seaside, CA 93955.
- Funeral Service Friday, January 4, 2019
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January 2, 2019
Juanita's life touched the lives of many in her community, she was like the flame on a candle who's light shined brightly in the lives of the ones that she touched. I know that her flame will never die, but will only flicker differently. Juanita I shall miss you forever, rest in eternal peace my special friend.