In Memory . . .
Roy Ernest Hardy
Roy Ernest Hardy, born January 28th, 1927 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Eugene W. Hardy and Preale J. Anderson passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on March 11th, 2013.
Married to LaWana Mae Bosen on January 4th, 1947 and later sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple.
Roy graduated from East high and later attended the University of Utah. Roy was in the Navy, stationed out of San Diego. After being discharged from the Navy he returned to Salt Lake where he met LaWana at the Brighton store and she became the love of his life. Dad's happiest times were the years he spent with LaWana. For the past 2 years he has had a large void without her.
Dad lived a full and rich life. He was a wonderful father, husband, brother, grandfather, friend, and provider. He did all that he could to love and support his loved ones. Dad enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, golfing, bridge, summers in Pinedale, Wyoming, and most of all time spent with his family.
He was a General Contractor and enjoyed building and racing boats. Roy was a Battalion Chief for the Salt Lake City Fire Department. He spent most of his years working at station #5. He always looked forward to time at work and spending hours with his friends from the fire department. After 30 years of service, Roy retired to St. George, where he continued his building career. He developed and built Bloomington Knolls. Then later he built a final home, where there were many special gatherings
Dad is survived by his five children: Laura (Fred) Armstrong (CA), Sherrie Hardy (West Valley), Teri (Bob) Ladle (South Jordan), Deborah (Craig) Romano (North Salt Lake), Bruce (Judy) Hardy (St. George); Two brothers, Dr. Richard (Joanne) Hardy (CA), Wayne Hardy (NV); 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his parents, wife and daughter Patricia Jean Hardy.
We would like to thank Corey for living with his grandfather and caring for him the last few months of his life. The family would like to thank the VA nursing home for all the care and loving support.
The viewing will be held on Thursday March 14th at the Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah from 6-8 p.m. There will also be a viewing Friday March 15th from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., followed by a funeral at 12:00 noon in North Salt Lake at the Foxhill Ward on 200 South Eagleridge Blvd.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from March 13 to March 14, 2013