William (Bill) Howard Hardman, AKA – “Willie the Boot”, age 80, Grantsville, Utah passed away peacefully on Saturday January 9, 2021. All who knew him knew he lived life to the fullest. He will be remembered by family and friends for his multitude of passions and his love for adrenaline and speed.
From his early years of wrenching on hot rods, to racing dirt bikes, or hot rodding the local canyons on his sport bike or Harley Davidson. There is a good chance if you have ever been passed at a high rate of speed while traveling the local winding canyon roads by a sport bike, it was probably Willie.
Willie also had a passion for human powered sports which let him to compete in many triathlons, marathons and 100 mile bicycle rides. Bill was a fitness fanatic and he excelled at his passion for Mountain Biking earning him a gold medal at the World Senior Games. These passions continued well into the later years of his life.
And if we had to describe him in just a word it would be to sum up his personality it would be “whitty” for he was known for always having an appropriate and typically smart ass comeback. All these memories will be forever cherished by all who knew him. The legacy he leaves is the love spending time together with friends and family enjoying life.
Preceded in death by his parents Howard and Lois Hardman and his wife Lorna (Whitehouse) Hardman. He is survived by brothers; Bob Hardman, Jim (Shawna) Hardman; sister, Bonni Boutsikaris; son, Terry (Stephanie) Hardman; daughters, Kim (John) Maschi, Colby (Zac) Rinck; stepsons Ryan (Christy) Whitehouse; Gary (Jackie) Whitehouse; Dean (Michelle) Whitehouse and stepdaughter Jennifer (John) Allen; many grandchildren, great grandchildren; a host of devoted nieces, cousins and friends.
Willie is now able to enjoy the ride again.
An informal Celebration of Life will be held to honor this great man Saturday, January 16th from 2-4 pm at the Dalton Hoopes Funeral Home, 50 W Main St., Grantville, Utah. Please do not over dress for this event as if didn’t involve jeans and a t-shirt, Bill was resistant to participate!
Online condolences and memories may be shared at daltonhoopes.com