Kimberly Hardy, beloved daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 19, 2015, at her home in Austin, following a brave fight against cancer. She was 36. She is survived by her parents, David and Linda Hardy, her grandmother, LaRue Murray, sisters Angela Hardy and Janelle Cluff, brother Charles Hardy, brother-in-law Stephen Cluff, and nieces Victoria, Elizabeth, and Kathleen Cluff. She is also survived by her beloved dog and cat, Estella and Ophelia, as well a vast number of dear friends and colleagues.
Kim graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in English. She taught English and Journalism for many years at Leander High School, and sponsored the student film club there. She later became certified as a paralegal and worked as a legal assistant at Allensworth & Porter, LLP. Over the years, she worked part time at Waterloo Records, Amy's Ice Creams, and Flipnotics, and volunteered at SXSW and Sundance Film Festival.
Kim, a.k.a. Sic Shooter, was active in the Texas Rollergirls for over ten years, skating for the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers, working as team captain, assisting with league business and marketing, and coaching, among other things. She was recently recognized for her contributions with Class Emeritus status, a high honor for skaters who have gone above and beyond.
Kim was beautiful, funny, kind, strong, and adventurous. She loved riding her bike, camping, hiking, swimming, film, and music. She inspired everyone she met with her bright and loving personality. She will be profoundly missed.
Visitation will be held Thursday, June 25 from 6-8 pm at Peel & Son Funeral Home (607 East Anderson Lane Austin, TX). Funeral services will be Friday, June 26 at 11:00 am, at the LDS chapel located at 1000 Rutherford Lane Austin, TX.
Published by Austin American-Statesman from Jun. 23 to Jun. 24, 2015.