Duane Howard Hardy
1947 ~ 2013
Duane Howard Hardy, age 66, born 14 May 1947, passed away Oct. 29, 2013 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He wanted to live with all his heart and was willing to take the toughest of treatment if it would give him another day on earth with his family and friends.
He was born in Salt Lake City to Howard and Eunice Hardy. After graduating from Granite High School in 1965, he served an LDS mission to England. Upon return home, he attended the University of Utah for one year prior to enlisting in the US Air Force in May of 1969. He met his wife Shirley Ann Wallace while she was attending BYU. They were sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple 29 June 1970.
He served in Vietnam from Oct. 1970 to Oct. 1971. He was very patriotic throughout his life. Upon discharge from the Air Force he attended BYU, graduating in 1977 with a degree in journalism. He re-enlisted in the Air National Guard and served until retirement at age 60. He retired from the State of Utah May 30th of 2013.
He was passionate about family, traveling, sports, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley; sons, Kenneth (Wendy), Gregory, Eric (Shilo) and 7 grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings, Ron (Marilyn), Laraine (Larry), Brent (Lynette), and Grant (Connie).
This obit ran in the Saturday Deseret News, which included a BYU add directly underneath! The Hardy boys got a big kick out of that!