Sara Nina Hardin age 88 and a 42 year resident of Porterville passed away November 17, 2012 in Porterville. Nina was born August 31, 1924 at Chicago, IL to Gust and Rose Caliendo and as a family moved to Porterville in 1948. She married Donald Hardin March 9, 1957at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Porterville. Since Don was serving in the U.S. Navy they moved to Pacifica. Nina and Don returned to Porterville in 1970 where Nina worked for the Porterville School District for more than 15 years. Nina's family was always her first priority and even well into her later years she helped provide for several of her grandchildren. Her Italian heritage really shone through in her cooking and her traditional Rigatoni, cheesecakes and cookies were especially delicious. She was a member of the Visalia Sons of Italy; Porterville's St. Anne's Catholic Church and was preceded in death by her husband Donald Hardin in 1991. Surviving family includes her sons John and wife Jowayne of Porterville and Rick and wife Sally of Bakersfield. Daughter Augustine Guinn of Porterville along with her sister Jennie Bosco of Porterville and grandchildren: Jennifer, Truett, Emily, Brandon, Jaime, Kalley, Jennie and Sarah. A Mass of the Resurrection will be Celebrated 11:00a.m. Wednesday November 28, at St. Anne's Catholic Church followed by interment at St. Anne's Cemetery. To sign Nina's on- line register book or leave a message of condolence visit: www.whitehurstfuneral.com. For additional information please contact Whitehurst-Peters-Loyd Funeral & Cremation Service, 195 N. Hockett St., Porterville, CA 93257. (559)784-6485.