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Obituary: Grace Ellen (Nelson) Harden

Grace Ellen (Nelson) Harden passed away on March 24, 2019 at a local care facility in Great Falls.

Grace was born April 23, 1934 in Shelby, MT. to Alvin and Mary (Frydenlund) Nelson.

She was raised in Whitlash, MT. through grade school, then High School in Shelby. After graduating high school, she went to work for the Toole County Extension office as an accountant.

She met and subsequently married Earl E. Harden on December 7, 1954, in Shelby. They made their home in Chester, MT. where Earl and his brother Cliff began Harden Bros. Construction in 1955. Grace went on to be an accountant for Harden Bros for 40 years. She also worked at the Liberty County Hospital and Nursing Home in the laundry department.

She was an avid reader, and would have several books going at the same time. She read most of the books in the Liberty County Library and was always looking for more books.

She and Earl adopted a set of twins in August of 1968.

She enjoyed gardening, sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, but most of all, the twins, Jack and Jill. She was a member of the Chester Lutheran Church and belonged to the Lutheran Women’s Circle of Chester. When she went to live with Vicki (step-daughter), she attended the Ulm Bible Church of Ulm, MT.

To read the complete obituary and share condolences, visit the Schnider Funeral Home website.

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