Janis Merrell Hardy, born March 12, 1952, passed away at her home in Pleasant Grove, Utah on January 3, 2014. She grew up in the humble, desert town of Animas in southwest New Mexico with her parents, Adair and Mary Merrell, and six siblings; Julie (Bill) Ellena of Susanville, California; Randy (Barbara) Merrell (deceased); Louise (Wayne) Fralie of Animas, New Mexico; Carolyn (Bill) Harmon of Thatcher, Arizona; Jolene Merrell (deceased) and Bart (Hiroko) Merrell of Pleasant Grove, Utah.\n\nAfter graduating from Animas High School in 1970, Janis attended BYU where she met her husband, Richard Hardy. They were married August 18, 1971, in the Mesa Arizona Temple. They raised their family of five children in the beautiful farming community of Oakley, Idaho. In 2001, they moved to Pleasant Grove, Utah to be near their children and grandchildren.\n\nJanis was employed as a receptionist at Alpine Women's Clinic in American Fork for six years. She then devoted her time to assisting in the care of her elderly mother and two grandchildren with disabilities. She lived a life of service in the LDS church, in her community and to anyone fortunate enough to cross her path. She served as Primary, Young Women and Relief Society President. She was instrumental in establishing the Goose Creek Run-Off, a home-town 10K that started the running careers of many of her friends and family and which she managed to perfection for 15 years.\n\nDuring her illness, she never lost her cheerful, positive attitude or her desire to serve others. She had complete trust in the Lord and His hand in her life. She is survived by her husband, Richard, and five children; Jennifer (Cameron) May of Pleasant Grove, Utah; Sam (Lois) Hardy of Spanish Fork, Utah; Amber Hardy of Mill Creek, Utah; Molly (Steve) Bohman of Herriman, Utah; Aaron (Holly) Hardy of Pleasant Grove, Utah and thirteen grandchildren.\n\nIn lieu of flowers, Janis suggested memorials to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation in appreciation for the loving and professional care they have given her over the past two years.\n\nFuneral services will be held Saturday, January 11, at 11:00am in the Battle Creek East Meetinghouse at 1250 E 200 S, Pleasant Grove, Utah, under the direction of Olpin Family Mortuary with Bishop Pete Christiansen conducting. Viewing will be from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Friday, January 10, at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 S 300 E, Pleasant Grove and from 10:00am to 10:45am at the meetinghouse prior to the funeral. Interment will be in the small, peaceful Lindon Cemetery Janis loved at 600 N 200 E, Lindon, Utah. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.