ARLINGTON -- Marcelle "Marti" Harnden, 86, took her first breath in heaven Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials: Her memory may be honored with donations to the American Cancer Society. Marti was born in 1928 in Huntington and attended college in Houston. She and David Harnden were married in November 1949. They moved to the Dallas area with their two daughters in 1956. David worked at Hunt Energy for over 30 years. They settled in Richardson and Marti held various jobs while being chief chauffer for all the lessons and activities for daughters, Sharon and Joni. Marti was the youngest of six girls and two boys in her family and enjoyed trips home and family reunions. Some of her great loves were the East Texas pine trees, Dixieland jazz and family activities. She and David moved to Arlington in 1992 to be nearer to their grandchildren. They joined Trinity United Methodist Church and had many friends in the ABC Sunday School Class. Survivors: Husband of 65 years, David; daughters, Sharon Landers and husband, Randy, and Joni Harnden; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. Oh Joni, I am so sorry you lost your Mom. I know you have been such a great daughter to her, doing so much for her as long as I have known you.
    Remember to take care of yourself through all this. Let me know if I can do anything for you. Sending love to you and your family.
    XOXOX

  2. I’ve been thinking of you all every since I spoke with Joni a few days ago. I am so sorry for your loss of your mom. Sending prayers and love to Aunt Marcel, Uncle David, Joni, Sharon, and the grandchildren.

  3. Uncle David,Sharon and Joni…so sad to hear of Aunt Marti’s passing. She was such a sweet and fun person. ..I remember the twinkle in her eye! Thinking of you u all with love! Jerri

  4. Condolences to the Harnden family. Throw all your burdens on God in prayer now and in the days ahead, and the Bible promises that you will receive “the peace of God.” Philippians 4:6 & 7. Our prayers are with you.

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