Services

Visitation One

Fri. Mar. 26, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Copperfield Church

8350 Hwy 6 N
Houston , TX 77095.

Memorial Service

Sat. Mar. 27, 2021
9:30 am

Copperfield Church

8350 Hwy 6 N
Houston , TX 77095.
Fri. Mar. 26, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Copperfield Church
8350 Hwy 6 N
Houston , TX 77095.
Sat. Mar. 27, 2021
9:30 am
Copperfield Church
8350 Hwy 6 N
Houston , TX 77095.
In Memory of
Linda Picha Hardin
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On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, Linda Picha Hardin left this world to go to her Lord and Savior. Strong, authentic, vivacious, feisty, hilarious, and loyal are just a few words that describe Linda’s spirit. She loved God with all her heart, and that was clear by the joy she lived with every day. 

Linda was born on December 9th, 1971, in Austin, Texas, and was adopted at birth by Dorothy and Louis Picha of Riesel, Texas. She attended Riesel High School where she played basketball, served as the band drum major, and graduated as valedictorian. She then attended the only good university in Texas:  Texas A&M, where she met the love of her life, Jeremy. She was a die-hard Aggie and had a propensity to wear a lot of maroon. You would know better than to interrupt her during an Aggie football game, and the family loyalty was sealed when both her sons followed in their parents’ footsteps. It was there that she majored in Education and where her heart for children was revealed through her amazing creativity, empathy, and child-like zest for life. She would stop at nothing to make teaching fun, including dressing up, trying different accents and lots of laughter both in school and in church.

Shortly after her graduation in May 1994, Linda and Jeremy married and lived briefly in Charlottesville, Virginia, before moving to Houston, Texas. Linda taught 4th grade Language Arts and Social Studies at Hearne Elementary (Alief ISD) and Ault Elementary (Cy Fair ISD) for several years until she retired after having her first son, Caleb. Several years later, Jonathan was born, and their family was complete. Soon after Jonathan’s birth, they spent a short year in Lafayette, Louisiana, before moving back to Houston as soon as they could.

Linda filled her time being a mom to her boys, volunteering at their schools and their church, and studying God’s word both in her private time and in Community Bible Study. She always attributed all things to God’s Glory and found strength in Him in her ailments, including her 19-year battle with Scleroderma. More recently, she began substituting at her local elementary school where her talents were quickly recognized, and she became a teacher favorite.

Linda was preceded in death by her mother and father, Dorothy and Louis Picha. She is survived by her husband, Jeremy Hardin, her sons, Caleb and Jonathan, her brother and wife, Justin and Anna Picha, and several nieces and nephews who have all attended Linda’s “Cousin Camp” one summer or another. Linda constantly reminded her boys by her words and by her actions to “shine their light.” Think how strong her light is now!

Join us in a true celebration of her life, joy and spirit:
•    Reception will be 6pm to 8pm on Friday, March 26th - Copperfield Church entrance and foyer.
•    Celebration of Life Service will be at 9:30am Saturday, March 27th - Copperfield Church Lawn. If you would like, bring your own chair. Maroon attire optional.
8350 Highway 6 North in Houston.


In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to an organization that reminds you of Linda.
 

Tributes

Message from
Mary Roberts
Thu, 03/25/2021

Linda,

Words cannot express how sad I am at the knowledge, that when return to CBS in person, you're beautiful and contagious smile will not be there spreading joy. Having said that, I know that you are in the arms of our Lord and Saviour, and your are flashing that smile in heaven.
You have touched so many hearts..
I'm sure the words "Well done, good and faithful servant" were spoken to you as you reached heaven.
You will forever be loved and missed.

Mary Roberts

Message from
Terry Galloway
Thu, 03/25/2021

It was a such a privilege and honor to have you for a friend! You were the first person I met when I moved to Houston. You were one of the best teachers that I ever worked with, but you didn’t do anything half way. You were a great mother to your boys and they grew into fine young men. I loved being in CBS with you. You lived your faith. I know the angels carried you straight to heaven and when you closed your eyes in this world you opened them in heaven. You have touched so many lives . You will be truly missed by so many. Farewell dear friend! I love you!t7QY4

Message from
Vicki Berger
Mon, 03/29/2021

Our family has been praying for your loss. Linda was friendly and helpful to me. I have known her thru our son’s school from Bear Creek Methodist thru LCHS.