Douglas Kirkman Hardy

July 16, 1945 ~ February 10, 2021


Feb. 19, 2021
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
3688 West 12600 South, Riverton, Utah
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    Feb. 19, 2021
    11:00 AM
    3688 West 12600 South, Riverton, Utah
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  • Douglas Kirkman Hardy, 75, passed away peacefully February 10, 2021, surrounded by family. Doug was born July 16, 1945 to Lyndon Leila and Horace Henry Hardy in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where he spent his early years enjoying an idyllic, happy childhood. Throughout his life, Doug often shared fond boyhood stories of marbles, paper routes and a love of sports cars.

    Doug was called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the British Mission. He was always happy in the service of his Father in Heaven and continued to be a missionary throughout his life, taking every opportunity to share with others his love for the gospel.

    Doug attended Brigham Young University and loved his time in Provo, Utah, as a yell leader and member of the school’s Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. BYU was an anchor and source of joy throughout Doug’s life. After graduating from BYU, Doug joined the U.S. Army.

    Following his military service, Doug became an entrepreneur, working in many positions. However, his most rewarding work experience was the restoration of Provo’s R. Spencer Hines Mansion where, with the help and generosity of loved ones, he opened one of the area’s finest and most esteemed restaurants.

    Doug approached life with optimism always believing “the best is yet to be.” During seasons of testing, proving and polishing, he always clung to his faith and never let go of his dreams. It was this that propelled him to his final years of peace and companionship with his loving wife, Jeanne.

    Doug is preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Dicky (Richard) Hardy. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne, her children Douglas Stevens, Christine (Scott) Stauffer, Gary (Stacey) Stevens, Natalie (Mike) Tyce, and her 14 grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Keith, and the joy of his life—his five children and their spouses: Heather (Michael) Evans, Holly (Jay) Warren, Troy (Melissa) Hardy, Whitney (Ben) Henderson, Cameron (Mike) Nelson, and his 24 grandchildren.

    Private family funeral services will be held Friday, February 19, 2021 at Larkin Mortuary - Riverton, 3688 West 12600 South, Riverton, Utah, at 11 a.m. with a visitation from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to the service.

    Those who wish to join virtually may watch the funeral service through Zoom via the following link:


    We are truly grateful for the brief time we were able to spend with Doug. His company was always a joy for us. We will miss him. Our heart felt thoughts and prayers to Jean and all the family. Rick and Jenny Shields

    - Rick and Genevieve Shields
    Cami, Troy and Whitney, Kent and I have you in our thoughts and prayers at the time of your father's passing. I love your video remembrance which shows a man who loved and was loved by many. We knew him as a kind and thoughtful man. We pray for your peace as you remember him. Kent and Pam Nelson

    - Pamela Nelson
    I am very sorry to hear about Doug's passing. My the peace our Lord & Savior Jesus keep you. If there is anything we can do for you, please us know. God bless and keep you.

    - Tom Parks
    Jeanne: Want you to know of the gratitude we have for your kindness and friendship over the years. We are saddened and our hearts and feelings are tender as we feel sorrow for your loss. Hope to maybe see and visit with you again some time. With love, Matt and Celinda Leavitt

    - Matt Leavitt
    You were a wonderful man that will be greatly missed. You were a great husband to my beautiful sister and thank you for that. Prayers to all the family members through this very difficult time.

    - Joyce Sylvester