John A. Van Hardeveld10N 48W
John immigrated from the Netherlands in May 1893, living in Crook Colorado from 1893 to 1922 and Laramie, Wyoming, naturalized in Logan County on February 10, 1900.
John claimed 80 acres in 10, 10N 48W in 1900.
Burdetta Marshall Kines van Hardeveld, age 94 of San Antonio passed away on Friday, May 7, 2010. She grew up on a ranch in a small town near Tucson AZ called "Light" where her father was the sheriff, who spent much of his days with his father in law chasing Pancho Villa back across the Mexican border. Burdetta attended Tucson High school graduated with honors from the University of Arizona and was awarded the University Best Sports Woman of the year in 1938 for basketball, bowling, hockey, baseball and tennis. While teaching and coaching at Tucson High, she made an impact on future leaders.
While pinned to a navy pilot, she met Jacob van Hardeveld through two of her students, who were determined to have them meet when their uncle was home on leave. They danced into the wee hours of the morning and she broke her navy pilot's heart the very next day. She married Van within 10 days of their meeting. Burdetta enjoyed married life as a military wife and treasured friendships made in their service together. Some fond memories include their years in China, where she and another Army wife started a school for children of diplomats in Peking (Beijing) their tours included Shang Hai, Nan King, Fort Polk, Fort Hood, Louisiana.
Van and "Pete" (as he would affectionately call her) raised three children and she continued to substitute teach in the AHISD and continued volunteer service through the Army Community Service at BAMC. After working in the plastic surgery department, she determined that she would never undergo any of those procedures. After retirement, Burdetta continued working in the elementary schools as a mentor, until the age of 87. She served on many boards, but noteworthy to her were the Alamo Heights Presbyterian Day School, Northwood women of the Church, AHPC Presbyterian Women, SA A & M Mother's Club. Other volunteer groups with which she was associated were the Grey Ladies (a WWII weekly bandage rolling group), White Cross, YWCA, Girl Scouts of America, Eastern Star, Ladies of the Ribbon.
During her time visiting her daughter and grandchildren at the Navajo National Monument, she served in the Tuba City No Men Allowed Tuesday Night By Invitation Only Bridge Club, Tuba City Opera Guild. She spent 3 years caring for her husband in the later stages of his Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Diseases. Tennis and bridge were her two favorite hobbies watching Wimbledon with family, enjoying strawberries and cream was the next best thing to being there, even if it meant once missing Sunday School. Mrs. Van is preceded in death by her parents, Mattie Lee Kines Hunt and Walter Marshall Kines; husband, Jacob Arnold van Hardeveld and sister, Virginia Bell Kines Cathey. She is survived by her children, Jacob Arnold and Lynnette van Hardeveld, Kay van Hardeveld Studebaker, Ginny and Ed Porrata; grandchildren, Alejandro and Yvette Vando, Katherine Michelle van Hardeveld Torrens and Kenny Torrens, Hilary Mahr Studebaker and Ben Willman, Stephanie Christina Burdetta van Hardeveld Studebaker and Mark Stamps, Carolyn Cody and Brian Atkins, Claire van Hardeveld Porrata; great-grandchildren, Finn Aiden Willman, Cairan and Sage Willman, Kenny Jay Torrens, Alejandro David Vando.
She was dedicated to her family, loved by many and pursued a life of servanthood. She will serve eternally with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as He declares to her "Well done, good and faithful servant." The family would like to extend their thanks to Anna Morrison, owner of Camelot Place, a personal care home where Burdetta spent her last year. We thank Estella Guevara, Maria Sanchez, Nina, Jody, Diana Avila, Maria Lopez & Holly Rose, Chris, Liz and Julie from Hospice Inspiris for their special care.