William Marcus Hardee


(March 20, 2002)

William Marcus Hardee, 87, died March 20. He was born March 9, 1915 in Red Lodge, Mont., the son of Wrightie W. and Nannie Pace Hardee.

He resided in the Powell Nursing Home since 1987.

He made his living as a hard rock miner in Montana for most of his adult life. He also enjoyed a good pool game, a fast card game and an exciting boxing match. In 1941, he married Mary Hopkin. They were later divorced.

A lifelong member of the B.P.O.E., he enjoyed conversing with family and friends and could spin a good yarn.

He was an avid reader, keeping up with current events by reading the newspaper daily.

His parents, brothers Miles L. (Turk) Hardee, Wilbern W. (Fat) Hardee, Joe Hardee, and Walter Hardee and sisters Myrtle Althoff, Dorothy Singer, Cleo Reynolds and Bettie Hoshaw preceded him in death.

Bill is survived by his brother Jack Hardee of Boise, Idaho, and by numerous nieces and nephews.

Services are planned at 4 p.m. today (Tuesday, March 26) at the Powell Nursing Home Chapel.

Cremation has taken place.