July 2, 1950 ~ January 4, 2021
Private family services. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Lorrie passed away January 4, 2021 in Murray, Utah. She was born on July 2, 1950 to Eugene and Ella Pitts Hardy in Salt Lake City, Utah. Lorrie attended Rotary School and Columbus Workshop.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and loved teaching the primary children. She attended the Special Mutual and enjoyed performing in their talent shows. Lorrie loved the Jazz and attended as many games as she could. She worked at Deseret Industries for 35 years and made many lifelong friends through the years.
Everyone loved Lorrie! She was THE shining light of our family. We are heartbroken that her earthy light has dimmed, but heaven is much brighter with her there!
Lorrie is survived by her sisters, Sheila (Gary) Metzger, Julie Anne (Paul) Mitchell, Jean (Tony) Black and Evie (Earnie) Richards, her best “two-legged” friend Harvey and many nieces and nephews that loved her dearly. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother-in-law John, nieces Jerzey, Kylee and Stacey, nephew Trevor and many aunts, uncles and cousins that made for a glorious reunion in the Heavens.
Private graveside services will be held January 9, 2021. A celebration of her life will be held in the summer.
We had more telephone conversations with Lorrie than anybody else in recent years. We talked about the Jazz, about California and our pets. She was the last living friend of our sister Martha Stewart. They both attended workshops and school together. Our phone has lost a link to a wonderful and dear person.
- Richard Stewart
I’m so sorry to hear of your death. What a great friend you were growing up, especially right next door. We had so much fun riding bikes together, you even got me to play dolls with you a bunch of times! I remember we were referred to as Lysle and Hardy from the other kids in the neighborhood because we were always together. You brought sunshine to my life. I really enjoyed our date when I took you to your graduation dance. That was the best dance I’ve ever been to in my whole life!
I’m glad your earthly affliction is over, I know Happy was there to greet you. I sure hope there are transistor radios in heaven because I can see you holding one, sing and dancing to your heart’s content and putting smiles on everyone’s faces Thanks for all the great times and the super fun memories. Love you forever my friend.
- Lysle Heap
I'm sorry to here of your sisters passing, my prayers and thoughts go out to you and Ernie. I have good memories of you Evie, Ernie and your family. May the Lord bless you and your family at this time of grieving. We will all be together at sometime, to greet each other and share memories.
- Dale Wharram
I was always happy to call Lorrie my friend. We shared many fun times together and had several holiday rituals that were suspended this year due to the virus. We were looking forward to lunch at Wendy's to celebrate the end of the pandemic, October trips to the Witches Festival at Gardner Village, December dinner at Coachman, and checking out Christmas lights. Lorrie would say "Oh, they went all out!" when she particularly loved a display. I love you Lorrie and will think of you always as I carry on our traditions.
- Lynn Wyss
Loved Lorrie! She always greeted me with her smiling face and sunny disposition whenever I walked over to pick up Evie on our way to school. She loved walking up and down the sidewalk in front of the family home, transistor radio in hand, singing as she went. I never remember her not being happy.
- Paulla Mabey Webb
Tonya, i am so sad for your loss! I know your Aunt Lorrie was a bright light in your life. Sending positive energy and love!🥲❤️❤️
- Shelly Sisam
I am so sorry for your loss. Everyone loved sweet Lorrie, Lorrie, Lorrie! So proud to have been her friend. We were "The Fun Girls" enjoyed our monthly eat out adventure!
- Julie Ericksen
We were so sorry to heard about Lorrie's passing. She always loved to sit on Santa's lap at Christmas time. Our love and prayers go out to all of you. God Bless
- Kathy & John Sundell
My Dear Friends from Childhood--so sad to hear of Lorrie's passing. I remember spending lots of sleepovers with you guys and how much fun we had! It is sad that we seem to only get together when our parents or siblings go over the Rainbow Bridge but the memories of our childhood together will always mean a lot to me. You guys gave me more than you will ever know to make my growing up more loving and safe. Lorrie was a perfect "sister" and now she is even more perfect.
Love you all--Susan
- SUSAN FOARD BRACKEN
We are so sorry for your loss. She sounds amazing! And what a work ethic she had "35 years". I'm sure her little dog is missing her. Prayers and hugs for all of you.
Shelly & Garry
- Shelly & Garry Smith
I am so very sorry. I love Lorrie! She would brighten my day just by walking in the door. She is my hero. Her calls, her updates on the Jazz, just being Lorrie, dang I will miss that girl! I am so very glad I was able to tell her that I loved her the last time we spoke! Rest in peace my dear friend Lorrie Lorrie Lorrie! 🌹❤️
- Ruth Palmer
Everyone needs an aunt Lorrie.
I'm so sorry for the loss. Lorrie was a very special person.
When we went to Lava Hot Springs and she wanted to go to the bar to cut a rug and have Shirley Temples. Just think of those memories make me laugh and cry. RIP Lorrie. Much love, huge hugs and prayers of comfort for all of you! XOXO
- Valerie Smith
Mike and I were a couple of her friends at SNAP and we also have been bringing her treats during this pandemic. We are so saddened to hear of her passing and this world is truly missing a shining star here. We loved Lorrie and our talks on the phone while she was unable to leave her room this year. We always had a good laugh and heard all about the Jazz and who was playing. We love you Lorrie and will miss you greatly.
- MIke and Michelle Judd
We’re so sorry to hear of Lorrie’s passing. She was such a bright light and we enjoyed living next door to her for many years, where we got to experience first-hand her sense of humor and friendliness. Our thoughts are with your family at this time.
- Jane & Clayton Hamblin, and family