Warren E. Hardy Family

Sunday, August 25, 2013


 Announcing the marriage of Ryan Hardy, son of Katheryn and Loran Hardy to Jenna Doane, daughter of Charles and Karen Doane. Ryan and Jenna were married on June 29, 2013. It was the hottest day of the year- reaching a whopping 119 degrees. We had a great time celebrating with family and friends. Thanks to everyone who was able to come down and for all of your love & support. 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

We wanted to make you aware of the passing of Arthur Messinger (Marie) His funeral will be held on Saturday with a 10:00 viewing, service to begin at 11:00 at the Binghampton Building on Ft. Lowell and Dodge in Tucson, luncheon to be served after. Sending much love to the Messinger family.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Exciting News

Kylee Brooke St. Aubin (Suzanne, Larry, Martha) will graduate from Sahuaro High School with honors on May 23rd 2013. Kylee received a scholarship and will be attending the University of Arizona in the fall. We are so very proud of Kylee and of all her accomplishments and looking forward to the next chapter in her life.

Can't wait to see what great things you do Kylee.  Congratulations!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Carrie Hardy

 We are sad to report the passing of Carrie Hardy, daughter of Bill and Midge.  She will be deeply missed.

 There will be a graveside service on Monday at the Binghamton Cemetery located 1 block North of River on Alvernon at 10 AM.

Our deepest condolonces go out to all of her family members.  Many prayers in your behalf as you face this difficult time.  

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Mission Farewell

Jaron (Richard, Jerry, Oliver) Turley's mission farewell has been scheduled for Sunday, May 26th at 8:30 am.  He would love for you to be there.  The address to the building we meet in is 3950 E Brown Rd in Mesa. 

50th Anniversary Celebration

All are welcome
Congratulations you two love birds.  

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Called to Serve

 Malisa Farnes (Terrie, Teeny, Oliver) has received her call to serve the Lord as a representative of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  She will serve in the Washington Kennewick mission for a period of 18 months and will report the end of March.

We are so excited for you Malisa!  As a side note, Jaron & Malisa received and opened their calls on the same day.  Oliver & Nana had to of been smiling from ear to ear.  Not to mention how proud your mother must be. Marcy

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Mission Call

Jaron Turley (Richard, Jerry, Oliver) has been called to serve a mission for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  He will be serving in the Japan Tokyo mission and will report for service in June.  He is beyond excited.

Welcome to the Family Amanda

 (Maureen, Alonzo, Rick)
 On 4/2/91 my mother Dottie passed away. One year and one day later 4/3/92 Amanda Mercedes Stephens was born. Little did I know then how this little baby girl was going to come into my life or in the way she would touch my heart.
 After my unfortunate divorce in 1991 I thought that it would be the end of the family that I had known and loved. You never actually realize how important your family is until you`ve lost it. Subsequently for 2 years I went through the motions of my ever evolving life, going to work and taking care of my children, doing what I needed to do. I would pick up my children for my weekends and attend their school activities all the while paying little or no attention at all to this newborn child. When she began to speak she referred to me in the same way that she had heard her siblings refer to me as Dad. I thought it was cute and I answered to dad so I never considered correcting her. My daughters would sometimes be asked on my weekends with them to attend to their little sister so they would ask me if they could bring her along and eventually she would end up spending some nights at our home. One afternoon when Amanda was about the age of five, I came home from work and my girls were playing a game with Amanda on the TV. As they heard me open the door and enter the house they all turned around and Amanda said to me, “You’re not my dad”. It seems that her mother had decided to tell her that I wasn't her biological father which absolutely caught me of guard. I had no idea how that simple little statement or utterance would have the effect on me in the way that it did. I crawled down onto the floor next to her and said, “I know, but I always wanted a little girl just like you”, to which she replied by saying “Can I still call you dad”? And the rest I guess you could say is history. Amanda would sometimes ride the school bus home to our house after school and I would be there waiting. I would make her an afternoon snack of Mac and Cheese as she recalls and her mother would pick her up in the evenings. I always included her in all of our family outings and took her with us to the Hardy Family Reunions. She was part of my family, one of mine without a doubt. I had no inkling that this little child could have crept into my heart the way that she did or that as a person I had the ability to love another child just as much as I loved one of my own.
 While attending her graduation from boot camp in Paris Island, South Carolina, I arrived there first before the rest of our family. I watched from the grandstands as young men and women would line up in squads and march early that morning before the sun came up. I could hear drill sergeants yelling at them and see them getting in their faces. As I walked around that Military base and observed all of the Monuments and Memorials I thought about all of those soldiers that had come here previously. A feeling of respect and reverence came over me because of the history there before me. Later on that afternoon all of the families were gathered together in a large auditorium waiting for the drill sergeants to bring in the Marines and give the order to dismiss them to their awaiting families. They were marched in and the order was given. As they dispersed into the crowd I walked among hugging families and was surrounded by tearful cries of joy. Young Marines were looking around on the tips of their toes trying to catch a glimpse of their families and loved ones. As I wandered through the crowd looking for my Amanda I caught a glimpse of a young lady in front of me and from behind I called out to her, “Amanda”? She turned around and said, “Hi Dad”. Hi dad, I have never been so proud to be called that and from this amazing young lady. The emotion that came over me was not only unexpected it was over whelming. We embraced and I burst into tears. I held on so tight that I couldn't let go. How proud I was of this young woman and of what she had become. We spent the rest of the afternoon together before the rest of our family arrived. It was and will always be one of my most cherished memories.
 About a year ago I received a phone call from Amanda. She asked me if I would consider adopting her. I had been contemplating that very same question for quite a while and was wondering how to go about approaching her with that exact proposal. She was and always has been one of mine, one of my daughters without question. A year and a half later of correspondence and the signing of documents with notaries and appearing in court, I am proud to introduce my little girl my daughter and my Marine to our family. And yes,” I always wanted a little girl just like her”. Amanda is currently serving us and this great country of ours in Afghanistan. Please keep Amanda and the rest of our sons and daughters, fathers and mothers serving this great nation in your thoughts and prayers. Also to whomever it is that`s in charge of the family tree in the big white tent please include Amanda Mercedes Stephens to my children and to our family.
Thank you, Amanda’s Dad, Richard Stephens

Loved reading this, thanks for sharing.  Marcy

Sunday, December 9, 2012


We know that we are part of a large, awesome family.  So....what have you been up to?  Please share your happenings so that we can share in your joys.
Births, weddings, recitals, advancements, mission calls & more.  

Mission Farewell

Tanner Morse, son of Dwayne (Patsy) and Heather Morse, has been called to serve in the New York New York South Mission. He will be speaking in church, Sunday December 16th, 11 am at the Marana chapel. 13450 N Lon Adams Rd in Marana Arizona. They would love to see you there:)

Sunday, June 3, 2012

  • Jim & Carrie Turley are putting together a special something for our Saturday evening program at the reunion. They need your help. Please share with those who may not see this on facebook or the blog. They are looking for pictures of family from the first 20 years of reunion. Please scan them and email to Carrie at yelrutc@gmail.com  - We realize that some of you may not know how to do this. However, I'm sure that your kids or grandkids can help you with this process. If you can please do it this week that would be wonderful. Thank you!!!