Obituary: Margaret Hardy

MLN-Obit2jan8-15Margaret Sylvester Hardy, age 103, passed away peacefully Monday, January 5, 2015 in Mesquite.  She was born January 28, 1911 in Mesquite, Nevada.  On June 23, 1926 she married Heber Vernon Hardy in Las Vegas.  They were later sealed in the St. George LDS Temple.

Margaret lived her entire life in Mesquite, dedicating herself to family, church and community.  She served faithfully in the LDS Church, including a mission in Louisiana.  She enjoyed sewing, cooking and traveling, including trips to Alaska, Hawaii and cruises.

Survivors include three daughters and one son: Louise Leavitt of Mesquite, Emmarene Lee of Moapa, and Myrlene (Everett) Miller of Jefferson City, OR, Charles of Mesquite; 21 grandchildren and many great and great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two sons, Sheldon and Val; two brothers; and five sisters.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Mesquite LDS Stake Center, 100 N Arrowhead Lane.  Visitation will be from 9 – 10:30 a.m. at the chapel.  Interment will follow in the Mesquite Cemetery.  Friends and family are invited to sign our online guest book at

In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to donate to the charity of your choice.


  1. Dena Hoff says:

    What a beautiful lady! Margaret was a Mesquite pioneer and I loved to hear her stories of her life! She’ll be missed by many.

  2. Dearest Margaret,

    I had the pleasure of meeting you @ Highland Manor ! Your sweet, gentle spirit, and smile went hand in hand, everywhere you went. You ended up strengthening my testimony on Sundays, with stories of being a Pioneer Latter-Day Saint. I asked you once: “What made you never give up in life, with all the challenges you had to endure” ? You told me, “I guess I really never gave it much thought. I have great faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and that was enough. In my day and age, we did not question things. When I look at the other hardships that the Prophet Joseph Smith had to go through, and all the other people that proceeded him, my challenges were nothing in comparison”.

    When I Jeffrey, came to help administer Sacrament, you always lined up in the front row ! I loved that zeal about your spirit……….We all laughed one Sunday, when I told the group during a talk, that I felt like I was being surrounded by a row of the “Rockettes”, in Chorus Line ! Everyone laughed. and you were the head Rockette, Margaret ! And still are……in Heaven………

    God Bless You my dear, as you now meet loved ones that have passed before you, and I thank you, for having such a profound effect on my life. I will never forget you!

    Jeffrey August Rothleutner
    Mesquite 1st Ward, Mesquite, Nevada Stake.

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