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Webb Funeral Home
Friday November 19th, 2021
9:30am - 10:30am

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Webb Funeral Home
Friday November 19th, 2021

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Genell Peterson Hardy

Genell Hardy passed away November 11, 2021 in her home surrounded by her family. She was born on August 11, 1939 in Zurich, Montana to John Fredrick Peterson and Alta Genell Russell. She had a wonderful childhood growing up in a musical family with six brothers who adored her, even taking her on their dates. The family moved to Fort Benton, Mt where in her junior year of high school she was asked on a date by Robert Hardy. She “thought she had the world by the tail because he was the most popular boy in school.” After being crowned homecoming queen 1956, Bob proposed and they were married July 7, 1957. They were later sealed in the Logan Temple.

After a series of events, Bob and Genell gave up farming and moved their family to Cache Valley. It seemed everything she touched made the world a better place from her beautiful paintings, designer cakes, famous chicken wings, hand dipped chocolates to her hand knit wool socks and more. She graciously shared with everyone. Genell was employed by Moore Business Forms where she made life- long friendships; she retired in 2000. Bob and Genell enjoyed spending a few winters in Arizona with his siblings. They purchased their final home in Lewiston, Ut and lived there until Bob passed in 2017. Not wanting to be alone, Genell moved in with Becky and Kris (daughter).
Genell is survived by her five children Sheila (Sam “Rocky”) Mazzola, Robert (Chris) Hardy, Rebecca (Kris) Petersen, Wayne (Denise) Hardy, Tamara (Martin) Retzlof, 18 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, one brother Lyle (Corma) Peterson and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Bob, sister Evelyn, brothers Jay (Mary Ann), Ross (Phyllis), Ralph, Neal, Kieth, son-in-law Neil Rasmussen, daughter-in-law Vera Hardy and great grandson Ezra Gerrard.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 South 800 East, Preston, Idaho. The services will be streamed live and may be watched Friday at 11 am (MST) by clicking on the following link:


A viewing will be held Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will be in the Lewiston, Utah Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at webbmortuary.com

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Nealetta Nov 20 2021 5:56 PM

I have so many memories of Aunt (Momma) Genell. Sweet rolls, bologna,and barbequed potato chips on Fridays, singing while she played the accordion, knowing every song on Jerry Reeds album by heart and dancing around her living room. Never a full moment, always something fun to do. So much love!

Nealetta Nov 20 2021 5:54 PM

I remember spending the night with Becky many times! Aunt Genell would make the most delicious treats! I always looked forward to it. One of my favorites was her homemade donuts! My mouth waters thinking about how delicious they were. I may not have been around my sweet aunt like I would have loved to, but I (hope) she knows how much I love her! I know she's going straight to the highest kingdom in Heaven because she had a beautiful heart and pure soul. I love you Aunt Genell ♥️

Debi Nourse Nov 19 2021 4:16 PM

I love your mom so much. I enjoyed visiting with her. She will be missed!

Patty Smith Nov 19 2021 10:00 AM

Kids, you all know what Genell meant to me. We were best friends for 65yrs. From high school on. I was so blessed. Went thru
good times and bad
Raised our kids together till you moved to Utah. Lots of trips back and forth. Our husband's were raised together and were good friends too. I will miss our phone calls that kept us close. I loved that beautiful ,sweet lady and will miss her so much.

Donna M Graham Nov 18 2021 11:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Genell Hardy

Donna M. Graham Nov 18 2021 11:27 PM

Dear Family, Getting to know Genell was such a treat! She sparkled and made us feel like we were the best friends she had. There is no one like spunky, sweet, happy, beautiful Genell! How very blessed we all are that we got to know her. Her love, and kindness will continue on in us, and in each of you because of the way she touched our lives. Be blessed, and let her love and light stay with you forever. We know she would want that. We can hear her laughing and teasing with Bob. We are so grateful to know they are together once again forever. We love her!!! Love to each of you, Reed and Dianne Zaugg

Dianne Zaugg Nov 18 2021 7:37 PM

Genell, we shared happy and sad times together. Through it all our friendship was always there. I will miss you. Thank you for being a shining light. I love you. I know your soulmate is so happy to see you.

Seluvaia Mcomber Nov 18 2021 6:37 PM

I enjoyed spending time visiting with Janell and Bob--she always was happy and fun and had lots of stories to tell. Like when their house fell into the river or how handsome Bob was when they were younger. She was a special lady.

Inez Campbell Nov 18 2021 10:06 AM

To all of the family, our deepest love, sympathy and condolences on the passing of Genell.

Hugh & Darlene Von Niederhausen Nov 17 2021 8:47 PM