John David Hardin

March 16, 2009

By Staff

John Hardin

John Hardin

John David Hardin, of Sammamish, died Sunday, March 8, 2009, in Torrance, Calif., from diabetes complications while taking care of his mother’s affairs after her recent death. He was 48.Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, at Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 12:30 p.m. Burial will follow at Upper Hillside Cemetery.

John was born Feb. 10, 1961 in Inglewood, Calif., the only child of Dorothy and Jack Hardin. He grew up in California and graduated from North High School, in Torrance, Calif. He earned his Associate of Arts degree from El Camino College and graduated magna cum laude from California State University Dominguez Hills in 1983, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science. He has worked in the computer field for the past 29 years at such places as Hughes Aircraft Co. in California, CapGemini Consulting, Safeco Insurance, Eddie Bauer and King County.

In 1984, he married Tanya Eversole in Manhattan Beach, Calif. In 1988, John received an offer for a job in Seattle. After flying there and seeing what a wonderful area it was, he accepted and they moved to Sammamish.

Throughout his life he enjoyed hunting, fishing, snow skiing, water skiing, roller coasters and his dogs, which were always considered part of the family. He was always up for new adventures, some of which were ballooning, parasailing, whitewater rafting and skydiving. 

He was a hard worker who took pride in his work, and he could always be counted on to get a job done quickly and accurately. He was well liked by his co-workers and clients. He had a great sense of humor, loved to joke around, was a loyal friend and was always there to help if friends or family needed it. He will be missed greatly.

He is survived by his wife Tanya, daughter Kacy and son Sean.

The family suggests remembrances to the American Diabetes Association. Call 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383) or go to

Arrangements are by Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory.

Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family’s online guest book at

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