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March 28, 1970 - September 29, 2021
Funeral Home Russon Mortuary Farmington
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Our brave, kind, and faithful warrior, Nathan John Hardy, finally obtained peace and passed from this life on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Nate fought a most courageous battle with appendix cancer, defied many odds, and after 9 ½ years he knew it was time to rest. Nate was born on March 28, 1970, to Lynn and Nancy Hardy, in Ogden, Utah. He grew up on a dairy farm in Elwood, Utah, and attended Bear River High School in Tremonton, Utah.
Nate served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the San Diego California Mission from 1989-1991. He attended Utah State University where he studied Agricultural Economics and Business Administration. Nate loved his time in college and met many amazing friends who shared both his love for the outdoors and a good adventure. After graduating in 1995, he met his wife, Natalie Wallace, and they were quickly engaged. They were married in the Logan Utah Temple on August 2, 1996, exactly six months from the day of their first date. Together they moved to Salt Lake City to further their education where Nate received his MBA from Westminster College. Nate was soon recruited for a job in Minnesota as an Energy Trader. He loved Minnesota and the wonderful “family” he found there. There he learned to ice fish, canoe, and most importantly, he became a dad as he welcomed 3 of his 5 children there. In 2005, he accepted a job back in Salt Lake City with his most current employer UAMPS (Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems). He worked in many capacities there facilitating energy dispersion and trade, and most recently as a Project Manager building energy projects. He was good at his job, and he loved his work. More than the actual work, he loved his work family who loyally stood by him through almost 10 years of illness. Words cannot express the gratitude we have for our UAMPS family.
Nate served in many capacities as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His favorite place to be, and his almost permanent calling, was to serve with the youth. He was a lifelong Boy Scout and mentored many young men, including his two sons, through the ranks to receive their Eagle Scout. He taught the youth to plan and execute many adventures, including 50-mile backpacking trips and canyoneering trips. He wanted the youth to know that they could do hard things and enjoy them. He had the gift to see the youth as sons and daughters of God and always wanted them to recognize their own potential as they spent time in nature learning new things.
Nate loved the work of genealogy and spent hours and hours researching his ancestors and organizing their records. He loved to learn their life stories and about how they lived. He was surely greeted in Heaven by many of these ancestors whom he got to know while doing this work.
When Nate moved back to Utah, he had the opportunity to get back to the hobbies he loved. Nate was an avid fly fisherman, skier, camper, backpacker, and learned to top rope and rappel. He taught all his kids to love the outdoors and had them all harnessed and roped up on a mountain face many times. Nate also loved to play golf and baseball. He was an excellent coach and was able to coach all of his children in baseball and softball. His coaching abilities and the way he loved the kids on his teams earned him many friends over the years and a lot of respect. He always had his priorities straight, and above all wanted his players to have fun and enjoy what they were doing. He also spent many, many hours on the golf course and ski hill with his buddies, wife, and children.
When Nate was diagnosed in 2012, he adopted a “seize the day” way of life. He purchased a camping trailer, season passes for the family to Snow Basin, and was always planning the next big adventure. Whether it was a backpacking trip, a cruise, a camping trip, a getaway to Mexico or Disney, or just a trip to the cabin, Nate was always taking advantage of the time he had with his family. He always made sure he and Natalie had regular date nights, weekend getaways, ditch day ski days, and was a wonderfully supportive husband. He supported his kids in whatever they were up to. He was a loyal dance dad and attended more hours of dance competitions and recitals than most dads could fathom. He coached his boys in baseball for years and spent time with all the kids golfing and skiing even while receiving chemotherapy and recovering from surgeries. He knew the significance of watching his kids do what they love as they developed their gifts. He was their coach, ski buddy, golf partner, dance dad, nature-loving, valiant, fun, and amazing dad. His kids always knew they were loved.
One of Nate’s most admirable traits was his ability to gather lifelong friendships. He was regularly in touch with friends from junior high, high school, his mission, and college friends. He formed true friendships with many people that he worked with and formed relationships with them outside of his professional life. His goodness was apparent to all who knew him and is evidenced by all who are mourning his passing. He is missed.
Nate also gathered many amazing medical providers who were willing to help him through a rare disease. These angels on Earth became his dear friends. Our family is grateful for all those who loved and cared for Nate through over 200 chemotherapy cycles and 16 major surgeries. We have the utmost respect for his surgical oncologist, medical oncologist, and their teams. They served Nate diligently and with respect to the end.
Nate is survived by his wife Natalie and his children Kenzie (Wilson) Simons, Seth, Emma, Sam, and Sydney; his parents Lynn and Nancy Hardy; his brothers Ryan (Joyce) and Matt (Destry) Hardy; his in-laws Richard and Carolyn Wallace, Amy (Bryan) Myers, Gennifer (Jody) Rawlings, and Lindsay (Brian) Ravsten; his 22 nieces and nephews and his three beloved grandchildren. Nate has an unshakeable testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and a deep appreciation that families are forever.
The Hardy Family will welcome visitors to a viewing on Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. at the Farmington South Stake Center, 695 South 200 East, Farmington, Utah.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 8, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the same location. Additional visitation time will be held prior to the funeral services from 9:30-10:45.
Interment, Farmington City Cemetery.
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