Ora Marie Hardy
Our loving sister, aunt and friend to so and she did it many passed away peacefully at home on in exactly her Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, at the age of way with a huge 100. party attended
Ora Marie Houtz was born on May 10, by over 100 1916, in Provo, Utah, to Ira Houtz and family members Marie Ellen Walton. She graduated from and friends. She Brigham Young High and then attended gained membership Brigham Young University for two years into the where she studied economics. She married prestigious Governor’s the love of her life, Don Lamar Hardy, on Century April 12, 1935. They soon moved to Los Club of Utah Angeles where they found jobs during and attended the Depression. When Don was drafted Gov. and Mrs. into the Navy for WWII, Ora did her duty Herbert’s Centenarian Luncheon. on the Homefront, working for Selective Ora always said, “Be optimistic and be Service until the war was over. After the happy.” war she found a job at FMC Corp. where We are all happy to know she has been over a 27-year career she rose from secretary reunited with her eternal sweetheart Don to union negotiator, a trailblazer in and her parents and siblings Rowena, Alice, typically a man’s world. She was tough, Jean, Walt and Juanita. She leaves behind smart and fair. She lost Don in 1967 and her beloved sister Ellen Bethers, 95, retired in 1975, moving back home to of Fletcher, N.C., and many many adoring Springville where she pursued a life of nieces and nephews who will miss her service and travel. Never having children sparkling blue eyes and that mischievous of her own, she helped with nieces smile. and nephews of which there were many. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests She also was a generous donor to Primary a donation in Ora’s name to Primary Children’s Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. Her Hospital, 100 Mario Capecchi Dr., love of travel took her around the world Salt Lake City, Utah 84132. as she enjoyed experiencing different cultures Services were held Oct. 25, 2016, at the and always said, “Travel is the best Hobble Creek Stake Center in Springville, education ever.” One vivid memory she Utah. Interment was in the East Lawn Memorial liked to share was her ride on a smelly, Hills Cemetery in Provo. Walker spitting, flea-ridden camel up to the Great Funeral Homes handled the arrangements; Pyramids in Egypt. She loved it! condolences may be sent to the family at
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