Eva Jeanne Hardy

June 18, 1948 – Sept. 26, 2018

Eva Jeanne Hardy was born on June 18, 1948, in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born to Joseph T. LaVoie and Penny Taylor. She was raised and cherished by Robert Taylor as his own daughter.

For those who knew her well she was known as “Buttons”  She was taken from us on Sept. 26, 2018, due to complications of cancer.

Buttons graduated from Rancho High School in 1966. She found her beloved husband Dennis W. Hardy and their marriage was solemnized in the St. George Temple.  

Buttons worked at several places including the Las Vegas telephone company, Dr. Hansen DVM and Dr. Bagley DVM in Cedar City, St. George Republic Mortgage and finally retired from Heritage Savings in St. George. Her work career was only incidental to the importance of her life at home and her animals.

She became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the love of her dear husband Denny and to secure her eternal family. She loved teaching primary children each Sunday.

Buttons and Denny lived in many places throughout their married life. Ultimately, to be closer to family, they settled in Winchester Hills, St. George, Utah. All the time they moved family and animals in search of their next adventure and more horses.

More than anything she wanted children and a family of her own. She had two sons: Cliffton Ray and Clayton Tim. She welcomed babies and children of all ages. She always shared what she loved doing most, which was a ride on one of her many trusted and loved horses. She taught so many by her example; her sharing, compassion for others, horses and the importance of God and family. She is dearly missed by the many who were lucky to be near her.

She was preceded in death by her two fathers: Joseph LaVoie and Robert Taylor.

She is survived her mother Penny Taylor, husband Denny Hardy, sons Cliffton Ray and Clayton Tim, grandchildren Dawsen, Jaiden and Braiden, brothers Johnny LaVoie and Dr. Ronald Taylor (Adrianna) and her sister Arlynn Kemp (Gregory), along with many nieces and nephews and extended family who all learned from her and loved her dearly.

Funeral services

  • Graveside services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. PDT at the Bunkerville, Nevada, Cemetery with a luncheon to follow.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454.

For condolences, full obituary and funeral listings please visit Spilsbury Mortuary online.

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