In Memory

Thomas Hardy

Thomas HardyThomas (Tom) Gordon Hardy
04 Feb 1943 - 11 Aug 2021

Tom was born in Salt Lake City on February 4, 1943, son of the late Mob and Muriel Hardy. He worshipped his father and wanted to be a banker just like his dad. The family moved to Ogden in 1948 and his father passed away a few years later.
Tom graduated from Ogden High School and Weber State and followed in his father’s footsteps and became a banker. He worked at Commercial Security Bank which became Key Bank for 35 years.
He married Lorna Miller in 1963 and was blessed with three children, Lisa, Tom and Nick. Tom and Lorna were later divorced.
In December of 1971 he met Lee McKee and they were married July 28, 1972. Tom adopted Lee’s son
Kevin and they became an instant family of six. Tom and Lee celebrated their 49th anniversary this year.
Tom was a member of The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd since 1948. He served as a Vestry Member, Senior Warden, Usher and Foundation Treasurer in those years.
His favorite activities involved the outdoors. He loved to fish and visit the family cabin at Holiday Park in the Uinta’s. In 1989 he purchased a lot in Timber Lakes, Utah and built a log cabin. He had the shell built and along with Lee completed the electricity, plumbing and all the inside construction. He dearly loved all his animals which included numerous dogs and cats over time. Trapper was his favorite dog and Barney was his favorite cat. Going for walks at the cabin with his wife and dog and watching the wildlife was his best life.
Tom quit smoking 18 years ago and drinking 10 years ago. He was proud of both of those accomplishments. He made many wonderful friends in AA.
He loved family vacations and spending time with his four children, their spouses and his 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Tom is survived by his wife Lee, his children Lisa (Brian) Flannigan, Kevin (Luci) Hardy, Tom (Abby) Hardy, Nick (Shirley) Hardy and his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother John Hardy and Sister Joanne Lazar.
He is preceded in death by his parents Mob and Muriel, his sister Liz Hardy Kanemoto and his sister-in- law Sylvia Hardy.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to The Good Shepherd Foundation or Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.
Services will be held at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 2374 Grant Avenue, Ogden at 1:00 PM, Wednesday August 18, 2021. Masks are required in the church.

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08/15/21 07:49 PM #1    

Judee Robb (Stanley)

Chuck and I are both sorry we won't see Tom again. I went through Polk School on into Ogden High. I remember him best from Polk, and I even remember his house becaue it wasn't very far from mine.I didn't share classes with him In OHS, but Chuck knew him then. It seems he lived a very meaningful life.                             Chuck and Judee Stanley

08/16/21 06:05 AM #2    

Bill Wade

At Central Jr. high, Tom and I along with 8 or 10 other dumb kids including Jim Whited, Dennis Gladwell, Judy Rob, Mary Pat Rassmusson, Sam Merrill, Karma Greenwell, Lorna Funk, and Mike Andeson ran together as a pack. We bought "blazers" and tried to wear them to school but Mr. Stark, principal of Central at the time told we were not allowed to wear "colors" at school. On Friday nights we would roam the street walking from one girls house to the next. We would be invited in by the parents so we could dance and have cookies and milk, stay for a while and then on to the next house.

One night we came upon a customized car with Cadillac hub caps. We decided it was a good idea to steal the hubcaps. Unfortunately even though we had no screwdrivers, the hubcaps literally fell off the wheels into our hands. We tried to put them back on but they wouldn't stay so we just left them there under the car. So began the "Great Hubcap Caper". The story goes on from there but we ended up being blackmailed to buy new ones. I still have the receipt for them.

On one snowy day Tom decided to "borrow" his moms car so we could go joy riding. None of us knew how to drive and the roads were slick. There must have been 5 or 6 of us in the car when Tom decided to see if the care would fishtail on the snow. It did and we narrowly missed a parked car. We all got out, shaking like a leaf, and Tom drove the car home.

08/16/21 02:22 PM #3    

Madeline Pappas (Coleman)

Tom and I had remained very good friends since the the first grade.   His sister Joanne was my sister Leah's

best friend, and his brother John, was my brother Thomas's bes friend, and I, Tom.   He was really a very special person whom always had a laugh and a sense of humor, sometimes scary.    I remember Richard Petty's

mother always had Halloween in her home on 27th Street and Tyler Avenue.   None of us ever missed the Petty House.   Dear Tom gave out choclate cover eggs, sorry folks reading this, they were pure raw eggs and he

showed up as a priest passing them out too.   I was happy to have been able to share all these many years

with Tom still.

  Madeline Pappas Coleman

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