Obituary-Lee-7-28-16Emmarene Hardy Lee, our beloved mother, passed away peaceful on July 23, 2016 at the home of her daughter, in Moapa, Nev. at the age of 82. She was born on September 10, 1933 to Heber Vernon Hardy and Margaret Sylvester in Las Vegas, Nev.  Emmarene has 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

On October 5, 1950 she married Verl Joseph “Whitey” Lee, in Mesquite. They were later sealed for time and all eternity in the St. George, Utah temple.   Together they had 4 children: Kelvin Berl (Chloe) Lee; Verl Jillene (Steven) Tietjen, of Mesquite, Kim (Kevin) Nielson of Bunkerville, Nev., and Lonia Lousie (Dale) Pulsipher of Moapa.  She also had 13 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.  Emmarene was happy to share with everyone that she had 5 generations of posterity.

Emmarene was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she held many callings. For the past 21 years she was a member of the Moapa Ward.  She loved her Moapa ward family and they loved her. She had many friends in her life.  It was friends who made it possible for her to enjoy her summers at her summer home in the beautiful mountains of Jarbidge, Nev. for as long as she was able.

Emmarene was known for the kindness she showed towards others, her hard work and how to endure to the end.  She never gossiped and she never complained about her trials.  She instilled these values in her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her children and many grandchildren who loved her.  Also, her sisters Lousie (John) Leavitt and Myrlene (Everett) Miller; and brother, Charles Hardy, Gary Davison.

Emmarene was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one grandson, Jacob Verl Tietjen; and two brothers, Val Hardy and Sheldon Hardy.

Graveside Services for Emmarene will be held on Thursday, July 28 at 9 a.m. in the Mesquite City Cemetery.  The family invites you to leave a message or memory in their “Guest Book” at