Gertrude "Trudy" Hardman was born in Amarillo Texas, the daughter of Alfred Webster and Minnie Vining Shoults. She received her bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1935.

Her first husband, U.S. Army Lt. Mark Curtis was killed after being taken as a prisoner of war at Corrigodor during World War II. She was the wife of Samuel Robinson Hardman for 59 years until the time of her death. Samuel Hardman is a retired U.S. Navy Captain, Chaplain Corps and is currently serving as an associate priest at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Mobile.

Survivors include her husband, Samuel Robinson Hardman of Mobile; four sons, William C. Hardman, Samuel R. Hardman Jr., Joseph A. Hardman and Alfred Hardman; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held beginning at 1 p.m. in the parish hall, followed by a memorial service celebrating her life at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 4051 Old Shell Road, Mobile.

The family requests memorial donations be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

Arrangements are by Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., Fairhope.