Wes Robert Hardy was born on December 10, 1964 to Jack and Barb Hardy. Wes met his Creator on January 5, 2018 with his loving, supporting family by his side.
Wes attended grade school on the Mizpah and graduated from Custer County District High School in 1983. Wes and Kelly LaFayette were married in 1982, and to this union two children were born, Paul Whitten in 1983 and Wesleigh Ann in 1985. In 1985, Wes and Rita Christopherson had a son Robert Francis. Wes and Lisa Cureton were married in 1989 and to this union two sons were born Kenneth Robert in 1993 and Matthew James in 1994. Wes married his soul mate and life partner Marjy Baird on April 25,2003 and this union became a loving blended family of 8’s enuf, inviting Charlene Ann, Peter Thomas and Robert George Owen.
During his life he worked various jobs, including driving truck for Flying J, construction jobs, and he and Wade worked together in a lawn business. He became a registered nurse graduating from MCC in 2001. Wes worked as a nurse for Pine Hills School, Custer County and Holy Rosary Healthcare where he met the love of his life Marjy Baird while working in Extended Care. In 2005, Wes went to work at Sanjel USA in various positions including Crew Cabber, Frac leader and supervisor, this job supported his family and he saw so many places and made so many new brothers, during this time he worked in Williston, North Dakota, Calgary, Canada, and San Antonio, Texas where they moved for a short time from 2010 to 2012. He brought the family back home at the end of December 2012 and he continued to travel back and forth for a few months then decided to come home and work in Williston. During their journey, Wes and Marjy became so much more than husband and wife, they were best of friends and they took care of both of their dads with loyalty and compassion. They traveled to many destinations together including New York to visit Kenneth & Marrisa during his enlistment in the Army in 2013, a trip to Hawaii in 2014 to visit their cousins Olinda (Tyler) and Braden during her enlistment in the Army and visited Pearl Harbor. They enjoyed camping trips and working at the Sturgis Rally for the Ironhorse Campground. In 2016, they traveled the Oregon Coast to California to visit their children Charlee & Peter while stationed in California with the Air Force. In 2017, they took a trip to Kansas to take their nephew Quest to Jayhawk basketball camp in Lawrence, Kansas and, while there, they visited their daughter and son-in-law Wesleigh & Tim and Marjy’s family. In his last days he asked Marjy to promise to continue traveling and complete his bucket list with her brother Billy.
In 2013, he became ill and was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic and liver cancer and with all he had the FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT began with so much love and support from his family and friends. Wes fought hard and he did it with so much strength and courage he inspired us and others to never give up. He stayed positive and wanted to be surrounded by his loved ones as much as possible. He always had a listening ear and never judged. His gentle soul, kind heart and tight hugs will always be remembered by all that knew him.
His life was memorable, and he lived it to the fullest his whole life. Growing up Hardy family trips were during Sturgis Rally in the Black Hills where the family would camp in Vanocker Canyon. In high school he played in a rock band Face First playing guitar and singing with his close friends Steve, Jerry, Jimmy, David & Ben. He loved a good motorcycle ride on his Harley and, this past summer, he gave it his all and rode his bike side by side with Kenny to Hanna, Wyoming to ride with his lifetime friend T-Bone at the T-Bone Classic.
Wes was preceded in death by his mom (Barb), dad (Jack) and brother (his best friend) Wade, grandparents Norman Willson, Marie Willson, Alma Feaster, Kenneth Feaster, Robert Hardy, Mary Hardy, and his father-in-law Charlie Baird.
Wes is survived by his loving caretaker and wife Marjy and brother-in-law Billy of the family home. His children whom he loved and adored include Paul, Wesleigh (Tim), Robby (Bethany), Kenneth (Marrisa), Matthew (Bailey), Charlee (Jeff), Peter (Jaylee), Robert, Heather and Amy Jo. His precious grandchildren Konnor, Ethan, Ava, Georgia, Mason, Kaden, Evan, Kallen, Aaliyah, Aubrie, Hollyn, Kyhl, Isaac and Caleb. His sister D’Ona (Scott) and their children Wes, Marie (Charlie), Zane and Jolene (Kyle), sister Destiny (Levi) and their children Journey and Quest. Great nieces and nephews Kinsey, Brylie, Cole, Nevaeh, Haven, Aurora, Kyzer & Kohen. Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He loved ‘em everyone!
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home. Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home is in chare go the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.