Dedicated to the memory of Lloyd "Tode" and Ardeth Bragdon Barden.

So many things I intend to put up on this page. It will take weeks, maybe months, to include everything. This is just the beginning of the page dedicated to the memory of my parents, Lloyd "Tode" and Ardeth Bragdon Barden.

If you have the right browser, you should be hearing the music "Harbor Lights."  Those of you who knew them well, will know that this was their favorite song.  

They were married on January 8, 1949.

The following picture was taken at Merom on January 7, 1989 - one day before their 40th anniversary.


On January 14, 1989, the entire family gathered at Bruceville Rod & Gun Club for a celebration of their 40th wedding anniversary. Several pictures were taken at that time including the following picture. From the left on the back row, Glenda, Steve and Dad. On the front row from the left, Linda, Mom, and Cinda.

On April 1, 1997, Dad passed away after a four year battle with colon cancer. Mom had open heart surgery in April 1999 and died from a heart attack on May 5, 1999.

For many years if you called their home, you would hear this message or one similar to it: Answering Machine Recording

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This page was created in July 1999 and last edited on Saturday, April 21, 2012.