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Glenn Warren Hardy

May 06, 1936 - December 12, 2021

Glenn Warren Hardy passed away peacefully on 12-12-2021 at the age of 85 years old. Glenn was born to the late Bernard and Dorothy Hardy in Ft. Benton, Montana in 1936. Glenn spent his early years on the family ranch developing a strong work ethic. He was an all-around athlete in high school garnering awards in track and field plus being honored as class president his freshman and sophomore years. After high school he was college bound to Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. While there he was voted freshman Class President, he was a fraternity brother and a local crooner in a quartet called, “The Mad Hatters.” Glenn left college his second year to join the U.S. Marine Corps which took him to Japan and the Marine Corps Recruit Depot-MCRD as a Drill Instructor in San Diego, CA. They said he was too quiet and small to be a D.I., but he proved them wrong, winning the respect of his recruits and many awards. He worked to build esteem in each recruit through patient motivation, and the training he taught saved lives. He was summoned to the office of the Commanding Officer and asked to finish his education and become an officer instead of leaving the Marines. After much contemplation, he decided to leave the Marine Corps and he returned to his hometown to be hired by Fuller-Webb Construction of the Minute-Man Missile Project in Great Falls, Montana. He met his future wife while working as an associate. When the project was over, he was one of three employees that was asked to join the Del E. Webb Corp. in Los Angeles, California. Glenn was chosen to work on the Los Angeles Museum of Art, working alongside the Superintendent of the LA Museum Project, as Office Manager. One of his many daily assignments was to go up to a high-rise building next to the project every day at the same time of day to photograph the building of the LA Museum of Art. His white work trailer was next to the La Brea Tar Pits and the smell of the tar memorably permeated the area. It was a unique time in the early 60s and working on this project was one of his most treasured memories. His name is on a plaque at the museum. Maxine and her 6-year-old daughter, Susan, returned to her hometown in California. Months later, Glenn and Maxine reconnected and were later married. He became an instant dad and was a natural loving father, Susan loved him right away. They moved to Los Angeles, and the following year, a daughter Sharon was born. “Hardy Party of 4!” After leaving Del E. Webb Corp. Glenn worked in his own construction company in Maxine’s hometown. He was asked to join the Travelodge Corp. in San Diego, CA as Construction Manager, and with Maxine’s support he accepted. The family moved to San Diego, CA in 1968. After leaving Travelodge he took a position as the Site Superintendent for a Sheraton Hotel project in San Diego, CA and was owner of a downtown hotel. The family moved to Kalispell, MT in 1977, his home state, where he was a hotel, restaurant owner, and consultant. Opportunities in apartments and a restaurant brought him to Spokane, WA in 1996. He retired in 2001 to a 4-acre property they purchased in 2000 that kept him busy with his newfound time towards upkeep and improvement, until his passing. He also found time to write a book about his life which he kept adding to until his passing. Glenn and Maxine have been longtime members of the Downtown Spokane First Presbyterian Church and we want to thank everyone for their prayers, and especially Betsy Wynne for her compassionate home visits. Glenn was interred with full honors at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Medical Lake, WA. The family would like to share our sincerest appreciation to Betsy Wynne for officiating the service. A private family celebration of life was also held for him at home under the arbor he built for his wife, Maxine. The family would like to thank Horizon Hospice for their end-of-life care which was priceless and Pacific NW Cremation for their kind support. Glenn is survived by his wife Maxine of 58 years. Daughter Susan Hardy, Daughter Sharon Wasley (Craig), Granddaughter Kimberly Hardy, (Alex Fernandes), Grandsons Daniel Wasley and Joshua Wasley, Great Granddaughter Isabella Fernandes, Sister Diana O’Hara (Mike), Sister Karyn Audet (Jim), and many beloved Nieces and Nephews. Our loss has left a deep hole in our hearts. He will always be loved, missed, and never forgotten. He loved his family. Glenn was well-liked and loved by many for being kind, thoughtful, a gentleman and always smiling. He was humble and had a unique sense of humor which always kept us laughing. He had a natural talent for teaching many subjects and was extremely well schooled, especially in history, geography, and geology. He was methodical, compassionate, and patient when instructing and he was respected by his Marine recruits and those who were under his instruction. He had a phenomenal memory for people, places, and dates even after many years which was amazing. He is dearly missed. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39.


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