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William (Bill) H. Hardman

William (Bill) H. Hardman

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!

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  • Mike Haskett Posted January 12, 2021 5:26 am

    So sad to hear this!! I really enjoyed working with you at TAD. You were so upbeat and funny. RIP Bill. All of us will miss you!

  • David Bracken Posted January 12, 2021 5:31 pm

    Worked with Bill at the Depot! He was all the things mentioned in the obituary and more! Rode dirt bikes with him a little, nice guy, always funny and full of it! Rest in peace, I doubt it! Ride on my friend!

  • Terri Gunnarson Powell Posted January 13, 2021 6:01 am

    I am so sorry you guys..This time of year hasn’t been good for any of us. I think your Dad lived like at least 5 lives. Seriously-
    From camping in a cold metal panel truck that heated up nicely to owning one of the bitchin’inest Sweet. GTO ‘s that I was in love with. Lots of great memories of your Dad! AND he was funny! I don’t even remember him ever raising his voice. He will be missed. Love you Kimmy Jo … .

  • Mark Dennon Posted January 13, 2021 11:53 pm

    Dear Hardman family i’m so sorry for your loss and hope you find comfort in your memories.

  • Steve miner Posted January 15, 2021 6:02 pm

    I worked at tead with Bill and Lorna. Really nice happy guy. Always laughing. Had lots of respect for his athleticism and accomplishments.

  • Steve Gibson Posted January 15, 2021 7:43 pm

    It has been a pleasure to know Bill as a friend and neighbor these last 6 years. I loved listening to his car, motorcycle and mountain bike adventures. I will really miss seeing bill, but I know he is in a better place now and free from his struggles. My condolences to his family at this time of sorrow.

  • Steve Gibson Posted January 15, 2021 7:57 pm

    I will really miss Bill as a neighbor and friend these past 8 years. I loved hearing his car, motorcycle and mountain bike adventure stories. I know that Bill is in a better place now and free from his health struggles. My condolences to his family at this time of sadness

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