Linda Hauser Stanford

Published 2:23 pm Sunday, June 27, 2021

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Mrs. Linda Hauser Stanford, 79, of Advance, died on Wednesday morning, June 23, 2021 at her home surrounded by family.

She was born on Feb. 17, 1942 in Thomasville to the late Thomas Woodrow Hauser and Ella Mae Robertson Hauser.She was a lifelong member of Fraternity Church of the Brethren in Winston-Salem, serving on the finance committee for several years. She loved her church and attended regularly as long as health permitted. She was a graduate of RJ Reynolds High School class of 1960. She had a strong work ethic and a pioneer spirit. She was employed as an Architectural Hardware Consultant with Pleasants Hardware in Winston-Salem and retired after 29 years. She was the first woman in North Carolina to be licensed as an AHC. Following her retirement from Pleasants in 1989 she partnered with former coworkers Stephen Hauser and Terry Krebs to form HKS Hardware & Hollow Metal in East Bend, where she served in positions of vice president, treasurer and secretary. She retired from HKS on Dec. 31, 1998 but continued to serve in a consulting capacity for one year. She was beautiful inside and out,  tough with a sharp mind and an excellent memory. She was a devoted mother and wife and loved spending time at home with family. She enjoyed reading, found no value in fishing, and was fond of dogs but not cats. She loved Christmas and always had a beautifully decorated tree.

Survivors: her husband Wiley of the home; son, Wesley Stewart (Pam); step-daughter, Tamika Whittington (Michelle Vincler); sister, Jeanne Crutchfield (Terry); brother, Phil Hauser (Becky); niece, Andrea Decker (Mark); nephews, Wade Crutchfield (Lori) and Ben Hauser (Jami).

The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 28 at Fraternity Church of the Brethren with pastors Hal Sonafrank and Robert Williard officiating. A graveside service followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service in the church sanctuary.

Memorials: Fraternity Church of the Brethren in Winston-Salem; Trellis Supportive Care of Winston-Salem; or a charity of the donor’s choice.