Virginia Vorwaller Hardman
Virginia passed away peacefully on Friday, October 21, 2016, in her home in Magna, Utah surrounded by her husband and
family, ending a long struggle with Alzheimer's. She returned home to her Heavenly Father and was joyously reunited with her daughter, Cynthia Lay, her parents, Herman and Zelda Vorwaller, her four sisters, and her grandson, Logan Hardman.
Virginia is survived by her husband of 63 years, William Deloy Hardman; six of her seven children, Kevin Hardman (Stephanie), Jolene Gilbert (Rick), Valerie Lux (Robert), Laura Francois (Brian), son-in-law William Lay (Linda) Shane Hardman (Cheryl), and Jeremy Hardman (Cory); 25 grandchildren; and 51 great-grandchildren, with three more on the way.
Virginia was born on May 3, 1936, in Tooele, Utah, to Herman and Zelda Vorwaller. She married her sweetheart, Deloy Hardman, on June 26, 1953 in Tooele, Utah. They were later sealed for eternity on June 10, 1970, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. Together, Virginia and Deloy raised their seven children. Virginia was a committed wife, mother, and grandmother who taught through her example the importance of sacrifice, service, compassion, forgiveness, strength, and love. She was a dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving faithfully in many church callings. She loved the outdoors and often spent time camping with her family in her second home—her camping trailer. She had a special love for gardening and a well-known talent for baking, especially pies, brownies, cinnamon rolls, and bread.
Virginia welcomed everyone into her home and those people who entered her life instantly became a part of her family. Her children and grandchildren often turned to her for counsel and comfort, which she often gave in the form of food and hugs. Virginia shared her love abundantly and made sure everyone knew how much she loved them. Even in her final years when her mind was blurred by the effects of Alzheimer’s, Virginia maintained her unconditional love for all the people who came into her life. We will miss her kind heart and sweet disposition, but her legacy will live on through those who were loved by her and loved her in return.
The family would like to extend loving thank yous to Dad for all the care, compassion, love, and patience he gave to Mom; to Kevin and Valerie for their endless hours of service—Mom’s living guardian angels; and to the countless other family members, friends, and hospice workers who selflessly devoted their time and energy to Mom and Dad.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2016, at the LDS chapel located at 7960 West Dalesend Drive (2895 South), Magna, Utah. A viewing will be held Friday, October 28, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Peel Mortuary, 8525 West 2700 South, Magna, Utah, and Saturday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Interment will be at Valley View Cemetery.