Douglas Kirkman Hardy, 75, passed away peacefully February 10, 2021, surrounded by family. Doug was born July 16, 1945 to Lyndon Leila and Horace Henry Hardy in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where he spent his early years enjoying an idyllic, happy childhood. Throughout his life, Doug often shared fond boyhood stories of marbles, paper routes and a love of sports cars.
Doug was called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the British Mission. He was always happy in the service of his Father in Heaven and continued to be a missionary throughout his life, taking every opportunity to share with others his love for the gospel.
Doug attended Brigham Young University and loved his time in Provo, Utah, as a yell leader and member of the school’s Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. BYU was an anchor and source of joy throughout Doug’s life. After graduating from BYU, Doug joined the U.S. Army.
Following his military service, Doug became an entrepreneur, working in many positions. However, his most rewarding work experience was the restoration of Provo’s R. Spencer Hines Mansion where, with the help and generosity of loved ones, he opened one of the area’s finest and most esteemed restaurants.
Doug approached life with optimism always believing “the best is yet to be.” During seasons of testing, proving and polishing, he always clung to his faith and never let go of his dreams. It was this that propelled him to his final years of peace and companionship with his loving wife, Jeanne.
Doug is preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Dicky (Richard) Hardy. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne, her children Douglas Stevens, Christine (Scott) Stauffer, Gary (Stacey) Stevens, Natalie (Mike) Tyce, and her 14 grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Keith, and the joy of his life—his five children and their spouses: Heather (Michael) Evans, Holly (Jay) Warren, Troy (Melissa) Hardy, Whitney (Ben) Henderson, Cameron (Mike) Nelson, and his 24 grandchildren.
Private family funeral services will be held Friday, February 19, 2021 at Larkin Mortuary - Riverton, 3688 West 12600 South, Riverton, Utah, at 11 a.m. with a visitation from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to the service.
Those who wish to join virtually may watch the funeral service through Zoom via the following link:
- Survived By
- Troy Hardy, Son
- Heather Evans, Daughter
- Holly Warren, Daughter
- Whitney Henderson, Daughter
- Cameron Nelson, Daughter
- Keith Hardy, Brother
- Jeanne Stevens Hardy, Wife
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