Gretchen Amos Hardee

Gretchen Amos Hardee

March 13, 1932 ~ December 21, 2014


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Gretchen Amos Hardee, 82, of Vero Beach, unexpectedly passed away, peacefully, on December 21, 2014 at Indian River Medical Center.

She was born March 13, 1932 in Watertown, New York to parents Eleanor and Robert Amos.

Gretchen�s family moved to Vero Beach in 1950.

She was a graduate of Hood College, Frederick, MD and the University of Maryland, earning her BA degree in childhood education.

Gretchen married Wellford E Hardee, son of Dr. E.B. and Anne Hardee of Vero Beach on August 7, 1956.

Gretchen taught first grade at Osceola Elementary School, she was a charter member of the First Presbyterian Church, an active member of Sea Grape Garden Club, an officer in Phi Beta Psi Sorority, and enjoyed playing bridge.

She and Wellford supported many philanthropic causes in the local community.

Gretchen, affectionately known as ChiChi, is survived by two daughters, Robbi (Mark) Peirce of Vero Beach and Carla (Richard) Tobin of Pompano Beach; son, Daniel Hardee of Vero Beach; brother, John Amos and his wife Karen Amossix; grandchildren, Esten, Colton, Treyson and Hanson Peirce and Charles and William Tobin.

In 2004, Gretchen was predeceased by her husband, Wellford E. Hardee.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach, FL 32960.


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