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April 13, 1951 - February 26, 2018
Burial Date: March 13, 2018
Service: Tuesday at 12 Noon, March 13th, 2018
Woodlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery
5930 Mullen Rd. SE, Lacey, WA 98503
Ilona Toni Hardgrove was born in Budingen, Germany on April 13th, 1951. Her parents were Wilhelm and Herta Hugel. She has a brother and sister, Berndt Hugel and Ellen Tillman. While in Germany, she went to school for and became a registered nurse. She worked as a nurse in Germany for 25 years.
She met and married a soldier, Winthrop J. Hardgrove, they took their vows on July 16th, 1971. They had one child, a son Winthrop, born on March 10th, 1973.
After her husband’s military career was finished, they settled in Olympia, WA in 1985.
Ilona and her husband enjoyed over 46 years of marriage together.
Due to a sudden illness, Ilona passed away on February 26th, 2018, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Olympia, WA.
Ilona is survived by her husband, son, daughter-in-law, step grandson, and Jonas Hardgrove (only grandson – apple of her eye!!), brother and sister and their families in Germany.
Ilona’s memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018, starting at 11:00am at Woodlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, 5930 Mullen Rd. SE, Lacey, WA 98503.