Susan HARD
HARD, Susan
"Some say I am outrageous, outspoken, loved, funny & nice. Others don't. HAHA"
Author: Susan Hard 2-7-91.
The day started out like any other day. Susan Hard got up, had coffee, checked email and then showered and dressed for the day. She wore her trusty jeans, Telluride sweatshirt and favorite yellow & pink Merrells. Susan had a doctor's appt. at 11:30 and then she was meeting her twin sister, Judy Doran, for lunch. Right before she left she spoke with Judy on the phone to confirm the time; then she put on her brand new coat and headed out the front door for the last time. 20 minutes later a distracted driver ran a red light and our world changed forever. Susan never regained consciousness after the accident and finally passed from our lives forever on March 9, 2016. Susan was 72 years old.
Susan always surrounded herself with bright colors that mirrored her personality. Everyone she came in contact with commented on her warm smile and her cheerful presence. Her self-evaluation written over two decades ago was spot on, Susan was independent and outspoken - a true force of nature.
Those who knew Susan have to smile when they think about what is happening now that Susan has moved on to the next realm. Just imagine tales that are being told as Susan reunites with her parents, George and Dolores Bunch, and her sisters April Morgan and Mimi Boyd. One can easily envision the tears of joy that will be shed when Susan sees her 'Baby Girl', Carrie Hard, once again.
However, when the bright colorful person that was Susan Hard left she took some of the color from this realm with her. We all will keenly feel the vacuum she has left in her wake. Susan's son, Rhett Hard, will no longer have the chance to learn just how much his mother truly loved him, a love so large it went past Susan's ability to truly show it. Moving forward will bring unique challenges to Judy Doran, Susan's twin, who now has to learn how to live life without the one person who has literally shared every second of her existence with her. Susan's youngest sister, Holly Davis, will be thinking about Susan every time she stands up for an injustice, especially those times she finds herself standing alone. Susan's brothers-in-law, Larry Sauer (Judy) and Brent League (Holly) have lost a worthy verbal sparing partner. Her niece Raven McMullen and nephews Doran Sauer and Gene Curtin have lost their quirky fun-loving Aunt who always had time to sit and listen when they needed someone to talk to. Susan also leaves behind grand nieces and nephews who will never get a chance to know her.
For Susan, all is good; she is at final peace. Please join us to celebration Susan's life on Sat. May 7, 2016 at 3:30PM. The gathering will be at the North Hills Club, 6527 Valleyside Road, Austin, Texas 78731. Wear bright colors and come prepared to tell tall tales.
Published by Austin American-Statesman from Mar. 20 to Mar. 21, 2016.
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Celebration of Life
North Hills Club
6527 Valleyside Road, Austin, TX
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Rhett, I'm so sorry about your mom. I just learned of her passing. As you will recall, I had a wonderful friendship with you mom which involved the "flamingo" Bunko group. Twelve ladies got together once a money to play Bunko; but we were more than friends, we were sisters. Do many wonderful memories!

She was a delight to be around and we will all miss her laughter and great smile.

I miss you and wish we could have continued to stay in touch.

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time.

Sheila Perry
Sheila Perry
May 14, 2016
Oh Rhett I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was special and I wish I could jump through the phone and give you a big hug. Bleak and I are so upset that we can't be with you on Saturday. This is so important. Please know that our love and prayers are with you and we hope to see you soon.
Much love, Millicent
Millicent Mason
May 4, 2016
I had the sincere pleasure of knowing Susan in one of her favorite places with her "favorite people", Rhett and Charlie back in 1989 on the golf course. Memories I'll treasure because she was her "true" self. And 1 other adventure the 4 of us shared...NY'E in Laredo. She loved those 2 with all she had in her little, big self. I saw it for myself.
All blessings to Rhett and her family.
Bleakney Ray
May 3, 2016
Will miss her laughter. We'll take good care of Rhett. See you on the other side
Melissa Adams Craig
March 26, 2016
Susan was my first ever employee at JGeary Leasing in 1978.. She was most capable and an integral part of the company. There were no dull minutes with Susan. She was a joy even when she was on a "tear"... Many, many fond and loving memories that bring a big smile. Rhett and family, may The Lord be with you and know that you were loved with every part of her being..


Jim Geary
March 24, 2016
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