PERRYTON, TEXAS â€” Wilma Jean Hardy, 81, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Key Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Williams and the Rev. Jeff Staton officiating. Burial will follow in Ochiltree Cemetery.
She was born in Electra, Texas, on Aug. 22, 1931, living in the area since 1946. She married John Hardy in Perryton, Texas, on Sept. 19, 1948. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Key Heights Baptist Church.
Wilma and John were married for 64 years and while they had disagreements, they had no fights or black eyes. She crocheted baby afghans for numerous people and was known for her generosity and helpful ways to everyone she met. She was generous with her time and talents.
She rode more than 300,000 miles in the 48 continental United States, Canada and Mexico and was a life member of the Motor Maids Inc., comprised of all women motorcycle riders. She was the first Motor Maids district director in Texas and attended many Motor Maid national conventions, traveling to them alone on her bike.
She also attended several of John's USS Gustafson Navy reunions held in various states, from the East Coast to the West Coast on her bike. She was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Riders Association since it was first organized; member of the Texas Motorcycle Riders Association for 35 years; and member of the Perryton Wheel-Go Motorcycle Club, which held several rallies at Lake Fryer.
She was traveling on her bike to the rally in Watertown, S.D., on Sept. 11, 2001, when the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers occurred in New York City, N.Y.
Survivors include her husband, John Hardy of Perryton, Texas; daughters, Voncille Hardy of Big Spring, Texas, and Jane Golden of Paris, Texas; sons, J.W. Hardy and Douglas Hardy, both of Perryton, Texas; sisters, Betty Howse of Wanette, Okla., and Norma Hill of Laguna Park, Texas; and a brother, Robert Potts of Panama City, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 9 step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a grandchild.
The family requests memorials be made to Ochiltree Hospice Volunteers, 3101 Garrett Dr., Perryton, Texas 79070.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home Inc. of Perryton, Texas, 806-435-3621.