Carole Jean Hardwick, age 82, passed away on June 20, 2020. She was born in Lewistown on December 2, 1937, to Ruth and Irvin Flotlin.
As a child, Carole lived in Lewistown, Harlowton, and Columbia Falls. Eventually, the family settled in Helena, Montana. She graduated from Helena High in 1955. In 1957, she married Leonard Vetsch. They had two girls, Karen and Lori. In 1968, the family moved to Great Falls.
Through the 1970’s, Carole worked at the College of Great Falls in the print shop and later at Licini’s Print Shop.
In 1979, Carole married Lt. Col. Russell Hardwick. They lived for several years in Conway, South Carolina.
Upon her return to Great Falls, Carole began working for the Great Falls Public School District as a middle school secretary; first working at North Junior High and later moving to Paris Gibson Middle School. She retired in 2004 after 23 years.
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