After a long hard struggle for 8 years with dementia and surviving 8 plus strokes, Douglas Hardy passed away peacefully on Saturday December 10, 2022 at 8:08am in Ogden Utah at the age of 78. He was born on January 9, 1944 in San Jose, CA and married Janice Watson on June 25, 1967 in Saratoga, CA, and they knew each other since 1963. Doug was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He and his wife and kids have lived in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Later in his life he and his wife lived in Michigan and Utah.
Doug had an amazing life and made an impression on everyone he met. He loved to talk with people regardless if he knew them or not. He was so hardworking, loving, positive, non-judgmental and made the most hilarious comments. He was known and remembered for his smile, kindness and willingness to help others around him. He was a constant person for his family as they grew up, and someone they could always count on. Throughout his life, he was always willing to take his kids or grandchildren to work with him at Silver Falls State Park and later with his landscape maintenance business. He was always ready to build and create something for a family member or friends in his workshop. He always loved being outside and working in the yard or his garden and taught many to love being outside and how to work hard.
Doug and Janice served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Nauvoo, Illinois for 18 months. Here he was one of many responsible for the upkeep of all the homes and the grounds in Old Nauvoo and giving tours. He loved being a missionary and serving with many great individuals. They made many wonderful memories participating in the different performances and living in Nauvoo. It turned out to be a perfect window of opportunity for them to serve, because soon after they returned, he was diagnosed with dementia.
He was a great husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to many and will be dearly missed and remembered always by all who knew him. We know he is in now at home with our Heavenly Father and in no pain. We are grateful to know that we will see him and be with him again and that he is now able to do in heaven all the missionary work, woodworking and gardening that he loved to do.
He is survived by his wife, Janice; his daughters, Julie (Kurt), Cynde, Debbie; his seven grandchildren, Evan (Chelsea), Arin (Aaron), Cody, Kendyll, Kourtney, Dyllan and Hana; his eight great-grandchildren, Harmony, Amias, Albert, Odell, Claire, Ary, Riley and TJ; and a younger brother, Henry. He was preceded in death by his parents; Witty and Peg Hardy; his older brother, Otis, and younger sister, Peggy.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, December 30, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the Harrisville 3rd Ward, 435 W. Harrisville Rd. Friends may visit with family on Friday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the church. Interment, Utah Veterans Cemetery and Memorial Park, 17111 S. Camp Williams Rd., Bluffdale, UT.
Services entrusted to Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary.