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Obituary for Muriel Alma Hardy

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Muriel Alma Hardy

February 24, 2011 - July 11, 2012

Muriel “Meme” Hanson HardyMuriel “Meme” Hardy passed away on July 11, 2012. She was born on February 24, 1911 In Howard, South Dakota to Gordon and Florence Hanson. She moved to Salt Lake City in 1925 and graduated from East High School. She attended the University of Utah and was a member of the Pi-Phi Sorority.She met her future husband, John Moburn “Mob” Hardy at his family’s cabin in Holiday Park. They were married on January 10, 1934. Meme and Mob lived in Salt Lake City, until Mob’s work brought them to Ogden in 1948. Mob died in 1952 and Meme was left the single mother of four children.Meme went to work at W. P. Fuller and then at Crittenden Paint & Glass, where she could use her Interior Design college major. Many businesses and homes in Ogden still show the touch of her artistic flair in their interior paint and wallpaper. She retired from Crittenden Paint & Glass in 1979.Meme has been an active member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd since 1948. She was a member of the Altar Guild for many years. Meme loved her home in Ogden and kept a beautiful garden. She did all her own yard work until she was ninety. She played bridge all her life and at one time played three times a week. She belonged to the Modern Literature Club for 64 years and loved to read.Her family was everything to her and she enjoyed nothing better than hosting a large family party. She dearly loved her children, but her favorite role was Grandma. Meme is survived by her children Joanne Lazar, John (Sylvia) Hardy, Tom (Lee) Hardy and her son-in-law Henry Kanemoto and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her daughter Elizabeth Hardy Kanemoto, her sister Lillian Hanson Scalley and her brother Gordon “Buddy” Hanson.The family would like to thank the caring staff of Apple Village and the warm and loving care Mom received from Applegate Hospice.A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 2374 Grant Avenue, Ogden, Utah with the Reverend Vanessa Cato officiating.In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Church of the Good Shepherd Restoration Fund, 2374 Grant Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401.Cremation under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary.Please send us your condolences and a memory at


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Date: Saturday, July 21, 2012

Time: 11:00 am -

Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd


2374 Grant Ave , , Ogden, UT,

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Born: February 24, 2011
Died: July 11, 2012

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Maren Hardy Hale posted on 7/19/12

Dear Cousins,What treasured memories the Ralph Williams and Maren Eccles Hardy children have of our most beloved Aunt Meme. We always knew she loved us. Her beautiful smile, chuckle, kindness, and focus on the person were her trademarks. When we traveled from Washington, D.C., to Utah for our summer vacations as children, she was always excited to see us and we her. We loved being with our cousins Joanne, John, Tom, and "Luzabuz." Through the years as we have visited her, the same warmth and love have been shown to us by Aunt Meme. We will surely miss her.Love,Maren Hardy Hale


Ford G Scalley posted on 7/19/12

Dear John, Sylvia, Joanne, Tom and Lee,What a beautiful legacy Meme left. You and your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were truly blessed by the incredible courage, love and elegance of your Mom. Claudia and I count Aunt Meme as a treasure in our lives.Her charm and wit and grace seemed effortless to her. What a thrill it was for us to share with all of you the celebration of her 100th Birthday last year.Our visits to Palm Springs were all the more wonderful when your Mom was there staying with Mom and Dad. I'm sure Lillian and she are having a great hug fest.We are so truly heart broken that our family will be out of the country and unable to attend Meme's services. Please know that we will be there in our hearts as you celebrate the life or your glorious, beautiful, giving mother.Much love, Bud and Claudia


Bonnie Rembacz posted on 7/17/12

I will always remember Muriel's lovely garden and the warm hospitality she always offered. She definitely added "A Touch of Class" to our Book Club get togethers. I remeber our joyful celebration of her 100th Birthday. I'm so thankful that our paths crossed at Modern Lit. Club and I had the blessing of Muriel's frindship.


Pamela Pace Sprout posted on 7/15/12

I send my heartfelt sympathy to Meme's family. I remember Meme as one of my mother's best friends, and my favorite neighbor at Holiday Park when I was little. I always thought Meme was beautiful, and she was so lovely, gentle and sweet. I enjoyed it when she would come down from Ogden with Kay and Alan Blood to visit my parents. She always seemed to me to be wise, kind, and lovely.I have missed Meme's family being at Holiday Park, it's not the same at the Hardy cabin anymore. Your old cabin was cozy and welcoming, and I have fond memories of rainy days spent visiting there.I know my mom is happy to see her dear old friend, but I am sad for your family to have her pass on.