Rock Springs, WY - Keli Jo Hardy-Shook, 50, passed away July 23, 2011 at the Salt Lake City Regional Medical Center. She died from a sudden illness. Keli was born April 22, 1961 in Ogden, Utah to Val Dean and Carol Lee Hardy. She was a graduate of the Morgan High School class of 1979 and soon after met the love of her life, Dale Shook. Her and Dale wed on August 2, 1980 and moved to Wyoming following Dale's work. Their daughter was born in 1984 where they became "three together forever". They lived in Lyman and Evanston and later moved to Rock Springs where Keli worked various jobs until she earned her Associates Degree from Western Wyoming Community College. With that degree she began her career in office management and administrative assistance. These jobs included working at the local college, hospital, Schlumberger, and most recently IPS. Keli was a hard worker and valued her jobs and the people she worked with. During her time off she loved to be in the comfort of her home with her husband and her three Airedale Terriers. She loved her dogs as if they were her children. Keli was involved with the local Humane Society and helped any and all Airedales get rescued even if that meant she transported them to their new home across state lines. Keli also enjoyed camping and spending time with her family and friends.
Keli was proceeded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents, Lester and Thelma White and Richard and Jennie Hardy. She also follows her mother Carol Lee White Hardy, her nephews Caleb Nelson and Brigg Gines, and her Airedale Shyann in passing.
Survivors include her husband Dale Shook, daughter Koral Shook, father Val Hardy and her five sisters and four brother-in-laws, Janette and Bill Larsen, Lori and Randy Bice, Val and Jim Nelson, Kris and Pete Vel, and Holly Erhart. She also has many close nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews that will forever remember her. Her dogs Chloe, Pepper and Sara and her grandpuppy Olee will greatly miss her.
Services will be held Friday July 29, 2011 in Morgan, Utah at the LDS Stake Center at 11:00 a.m. with a viewing 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Walker Mortuary will host a public viewing at their facility on Thursday July 28, 2011 in the evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Directions to Walker Mortuary as well as a place to send condolences can be found at www.walker-mortuary.com. Family and friends are welcome to attend or call at anytime. Interment will be at the North Morgan Cemetery.