Ida Lucille HardyAugust 7, 1932 ~ July 15, 2017 (age 84)
Ida Lucille Trussell Hardy of Eagle was born on August 7, 1932 in Clearwater, Nebraska. She was the fifth of six children born to Moses and Alice (Philippi) Trussell. The family moved to Homedale, Idaho in 1936 where they farmed until 1946 when they relocated to Dallas, Oregon. Ida attended high school in Dallas and then returned to Homedale. On July 14, 1948, she married the love of her life Doyle Ralph Hardy, also of Homedale.
In the early years of their marriage, Ida and Doyle moved several times, living and working in Idaho, Arizona and Nevada. Their son, Doyle, was born in 1949 in Nampa and daughter Deborah (Debbie) was born in 1952 in Hawthorne, Nevada. In 1955, Ida and Doyle returned to Nampa where son, Samuel (Sam) joined the family in 1960. Ida attended Nampa Business College and worked for a number of local businesses until 1967 when Ida and Doyle started J & D Sheet Metal. They sold the business in 1992 when they retired and moved to Cascade where they resided until Doyle’s death in 2001. Ida then moved to Eagle to be close to her daughter.
Ida’s faith was the center of her life. She attended the Christian Church in Homedale and was baptized at the First Christian Church in Dallas, Oregon. She transferred her membership to First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Nampa and was an active member serving in many capacities until illness limited her participation. Ida taught Sunday school classes, helped with the youth group, served as President, Treasurer, and group leader for her church’s Christian Women’s Fellowship (CWF) and also served as President of the Southwest Idaho Region CWF. She was the first woman in the Nampa church to be elected as an Elder and the first woman to serve as the church’s Board Chair. Ida served as Outreach Chair and was a member of the Memorial Committee. She worked on numerous church projects and one of her favorite activities was to call on church members who were homebound or in nursing homes to visit and serve communion.
Ida loved her family deeply and cherished many close friendships. She was greatly loved and admired by her family and friends and all benefitted from her extensive interests and hobbies. Ida baked and decorated wedding cakes, loved sewing, making memory bears, scrapbooking, traveling by motorhome and internationally, researching genealogy, spending time at the Oregon Coast and Plymouth, Massachusetts, and playing cards. She was a member of the Pioneer Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Matoaka Chapter of Colonial Dames, The Society of Descendants of the Colonial Clergy, Order of Descendants of Colonial Physicians and Chirurgiens, and the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. She served as Governor, Deputy Governor General, and Treasurer for the Idaho State Society of Mayflower Descendants and as a member of the Board of Directors for the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. Ida was honored by the Governor General of the Society of Mayflower Descendants with the Commendation and Appreciation Award in 2010 and the Certificate of Recognition in 2015.
Ida passed away at home on July 15, 2017 following a long and courageous journey with both Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Coronary Artery Disease. She is survived by her son Doyle Hardy (April) of Yakima, WA and daughter Debbie Lasher Hardy of Eagle; Grandchildren Cherie and Doug Lasher of Meridian, Marcie Rae (Jim) of Emmett, Jon Hardy of Yakima, WA, Gregg Lasher (Kim) of Nampa, Robin Rezendes (Larry); fifteen great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters, husband Doyle and son Sam.
A celebration of Ida’s life will be held at First Christian Church in Nampa at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Following interment, the celebration of life will conclude with a dinner in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 21st at Nampa Funeral Home Yraguen Chapel and Saturday, July 22nd from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at First Christian Church. Memorial gifts may be made to First Christian Church of Nampa, the General Society of Mayflower Descendants or charity of the donor’s choice. Ida’s family is grateful for the loving care provided by Pastor Steve Perotti, Dr. Shawn Nowierski, Dr. Silvana Bucur, Dr. Kristin Linzmeyer, Dr. James Stewart, Mountain State Tumor Institute, St. Luke’s Hospice, especially Rhea, Lauri, Elizabeth and Michelle; and friends and family who shared in providing loving care. An online guestbook is available at www.nampafuneralhome.com