Heaven received an amazing angel
Mabel Frances Bills Hardy returned peacefully to her Heavenly Father on October 27, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Salt Lake surrounded by family. She was born on September 27, 1925, in Robin, Idaho, in a log cabin with a dirt roof. She is the third child of the eight children of Harold Rolo Bills and Frances Wellard Bills.
Mabel spent her early years in Idaho. She spent most of her summers sleeping out of doors in the mountains trailing her dad’s sheep with her family. In the winter she rode to school in a horse drawn sleigh. Mabel graduated from high school in Downy, Idaho, in 1943. She attended beauty school and college in Provo. After her schooling, she moved to Vernal where she became beauty operator for Cora Pack and married Owen Ray (Steve) Hardy. They were later divorced. She also worked at JC Penney’s and retired from Zion’s Bank. When her children were small, she enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and square dancing. Later in life, she was a world traveler and adventurer with her family and loved every minute of it. She enjoyed bowling, playing canasta, and her family home evening group. She was known for gardening, canning, and cooking. She loved to share what she made with others. Mabel was a very faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings. In retirement, she served a mission in the Provo and Vernal temples and in the Macon, GA, mission.
Mabel is survived by her children, Cheryle (Tod) Atwood, Kathie (Merle) Muirhead, Sandy Murray (Jerry), Tami (Bill) Stevenson, grandchildren Cheri Andrus, Shelli Atwood, Shane Atwood, Scott Muirhead, Nikki Stubbs, Cherry Clark, Stephanie Murray, Lynzi Hathcock, Chet Murray, Shane Stevenson, Kristy Spaulding, Erin Curtis, Brett Stevenson, 41 great-grandchildren, 23 great-great grandchildren, and sisters Joy Brewster of St. George and Bonnie (Les) Knudsen of Pingree, ID. She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Alex, Harold, and Terry, sisters, Mona and Margie, son in-laws Rod Murray, Merle Muirhead, Bill Stevenson, and great-granddaughter Kinsey Shaw.
Mabel was able to show love to everyone while leading by example and will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 2PM at the Glines 3rd Ward Chapel (475 West 100 South). A viewing for family and friends will be held Friday evening from 6-8PM at the Phillips Ashley Valley Funeral Home and Saturday 1-1:45PM at the church. Interment will be in the Rockpoint Cemetery under the direction of the Phillips Ashley Valley Funeral Home.
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