Myrna Jean Hardy, “Gitiganes” which means “Little Garden” age 73, of Ponemah, began her spiritual journey on Friday, April 27, 2018 in Red Lake, MN. She was born on August 10, 1944 in Red Lake, the daughter of Roy and Elsie (Johnson) Mosher.
Myrna traveled to Washington D.C. where she did her internship and worked for the BIA for 5 years before returning home to Ponemah. She continued to work within the Bureau in Red Lake for over 30 years. She and Clifford opened a store in Ponemah and ran it for 5 years before they had to close the doors. Myrna also worked for AmeriCorps as a director where she was able to put a lot of kids through college. Many of the kids she helped would call her mom because she had such a kind manor. When she retired after 14 years, Myrna continued to help with children in the elementary school. She would get them involved on the computers and other school teachings. She liked to watch the Game Show Network, going to the casino, playing bingo and her favorite thing of all; doing circle puzzles which she was doing right up to the last hour of her time here. Helping people was Myrna’s gift and she will be missed by all who knew her.
The family that Myrna joins again are her parents; Roy Mosher, Sr. and Elsie Johnson, step parents; Anthony and Mary Wilson, brothers; Greg Johnson and Roy Mosher, Jr., sister; Karen Bowman and one daughter; Karen Goodteacher.
Those she leaves behind to cherish her memory are her husband of 38 years; Clifford C. Hardy, daughters; Celeste (Anthony) Erickson and Shari (Tyrone Schoenborn, Sr.) Hardy, son; Robin (Savannah Martin) Hardy, step sons; Thomas and Cameron Hardy, step daughter; Jerry Begs His Own, son in-law; Roland Wilson, Sr., 12 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
A wake for Myrna will begin at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 30, 2018 and will continue until the 12:00 p.m. service on Tuesday, May 1, all held at the Boys and Girls Club in Ponemah. Spiritual leader will be Steve Jackson. Pallbearers for Myrna will be Robin Hardy, Ronald Goodteacher, Timothy Goodteacher, Tyrone Schoenborn, Jr., Joe Good and Michael Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Lucille Auginash, Agnes Smith, Connie Nelson, Becky Smith, Dorothy Cobenais, Penny Perkins, Joyce Brown, Jeanie Donell, Shirley Hardy, Savannah Martin, Darlene Johnson, Doris Seki, Linda Perkins, all staff and nurses at the Red Lake Hospital in-patient.
Myrna’s care has been entrusted to the Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be given at www.northernpeace.com