Wilma Jean Hardy


August 22, 1931 - December 11, 2012

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Wilma "Jean" Potts Hardy, 81, died Tuesday, December 11, 2012.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 14, 2012, at Key Heights Baptist Church in Perryton, Texas, with the Rev. Terry Williams officiating, assisted by the Rev. Jeff Staton. Burial will be in Ochiltree Cemetery, with arrangements by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Perryton.

Mrs. Hardy was born on August 22, 1931, in Electra, Texas, to Herman Elmer Potts and Lena Undine Simmons. She married John Hardy on September 19, 1948 in Perryton, Texas.

She and her husband were married 64 years. They had disagreements, but no fights and no black eyes! She crocheted baby afghans and 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 was a homemaker, working in the fields whenever she was needed.

She has ridden over 300,000 miles in the 48 continental U.S. states and in Canada and Mexico. She is a life-member of Motor Maids, Inc., an organization for all-women motorcycle riders, and was the first Motor Maids District Director in Texas. She attended many Motor Maid National conventions, traveling to them alone on her bike. She attended several of John's USS Gustafson Navy Reunions held in various states from the east to west coasts on her bike. She was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Riders Association (CMA)since it was first organized. She was a member of the Texas Motorcycle Riders Association (TMRA) for 35 years. She was also a member of the Perryton Wheel-Go Motorcycle Club which held several rallies at Lake Fryer. She was traveling on her bike to a rally in Watertown, South Dakota on September 11, 2001 when the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers in New York City occurred.

She is preceded in death by her parents and l grandchild.

Survivors include her husband, John Hardy of Perryton, Texas; two daughters, Voncille Hardy of Big Spring, Texas, and Jane Golden of Paris, Texas; two sons, J.W. Hardy and Douglas Hardy, both of Perryton; two sisters, Betty Howse of Wanette, Oklahoma, and Norma Hill of Laguna Park, Texas; and one brother, Robert Potts of Panama City, Florida.

She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 10 step-grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren and 9 step great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Ochiltree General Hospital, 3101 Garrett, Perryton, Texas, 79070.