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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