Jeanne Marie Braniff Hardey

May 10, 1957 ~ October 18, 2010

Jeanne Marie Braniff Hardey, 53, of Moss Bluff, LA, died on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 6:20 AM, at home, surrounded by her family.

She lost the battle against metastatic pancreatic cancer. Mrs. Hardey was born May 10, 1957 at Nasseur Air Depot in Morocco, Africa to John Paul Braniff, Sr. and Genevieve Marie (Moran) Braniff of Oklahoma City, OK (OKC) during U. S. Air Force career assignments, also later lived in Shreveport, LA, Wichita Falls, TX, Roswell, NM, Marquette, MI and OKC where Jeanne graduated from Mount St. Mary's High School in 1975. She received her associate's degree from St. Gregory's University, Shawnee, OK, 1978, Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree, Texas Women's University, Denton, TX, 1980. Jeanne married David W. Hardey, Sr. in OKC on August 4, 1979. She traveled with David through medical school on the island of Montserrat and to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The couple lived in Baytown, TX, Lakeland, FL, Birmingham, AL (Residency), Baytown, TX and Moss Bluff, LA. Jeanne David established Stat Family Care Moss Bluff where she was a Registered Nurse and Business Manager for 17 years.

Mrs. Hardey is survived by her husband David of 31 years and six children: Jeanne Braniff Hardey and fiance' Jude Sonnier; Seminarian David W. Hardey, Jr., John Paul Hardey and wife Kari and their children Lucia and Joseph; Elizabeth A. (Hardey) Lyons and husband Charles J. Lyons, Jr.; Patrick F. Hardey and Catherine G. (Hardey) Clement and husband David Clement. She is also survived by her parents and brothers; John Paul Braniff, Jr. and wife, Tess of OKC; Phillip C. Braniff and wife Silvia of St. Louis, MO; Michael S. Braniff of Minot, ND; James Mark Braniff and wife, Joanne of OKC; Francis A. Braniff of Memphis, TN. Surviving sisters include Rebecca Ann Russo and husband, the Honorable Judge Michael Russo of Cleveland, OH and Phyllis Braniff of OKC. Jeanne is also survived by 14 nieces and nephews and one great nephew.

Mrs. Jeanne Hardey was preceded in death by her grandparents, Marie (Mimi) and Paul R. Braniff, co-founder of Braniff Airlines, OKC, Genevieve and Joseph P. Moran, Sr., of Tulsa, OK, Mary (Moran) and Bill Armiger of Tulsa; Joseph P. Moran, II also of Tulsa, OK.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, October 22, 2010 at St. John Bosco Catholic Church. Monsignor Charles Dubois and Father Albert Borel will officiate. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Westlake, LA. Visitation will be at Johnson Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Thursday from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a rosary and eulogy at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Friday at the funeral home from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

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  1. Anthony and I express our deepest sympathy for your loss. We pray you feel God's loving presence through your sorrow. May God bless each of you.

  2. Brad and I are so sorry for your loss. Ms. Jeanne was always such an inspiration to me with her stories of raising the children and working. She always showed such a gentle, loving spirit with her beautiful smile. I know you will miss her deeply and my prayers for your comfort and peace will continue for you and your family.

  3. Dave and family, I consider it a great honor to have met and spent time with your wonderful family when I was growing up. I always loved spending time with Jeanne who always had such a sweet spirit about her. She was one of the few people that I have known to always have a smile on her sweet face…and she trusted ME to babysit all of her children. My heart is just breaking for your family and the tremendous loss of such a wonderful wife, mother and friend. You are in my prayers. Im sorry that I cannot be there in person. Melissa (Missy) Miller-Burns

  4. Dave and Family,You have my deepest sympathy and prayers. I just found out that Jeanne was sick a week ago and have been praying for her. I will continue to pray that you and your family find the strength to weather this bereavement. Jeanne was such a bright bubbly person who was a simple joy to be around. May God Bless you with Peace and Love. Joyce

  5. David and Family, I first met Jeanne when we were in Nursing school together at TWU. Jeanne was such a good friend to me and was always there when I needed her. She was one of the sweetest people I have probably ever known. I remember when David and Jeanne met and how perfect they were together. We will all miss her, yet I know in my heart that Jeanne is with Christ and is watching over all of us. With deepest sympathy, Angie

  6. David and family, our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. We were truly honored to have known Jeanne.Sincerely, David and Carol Family

  7. David and FamilyMay the memories you cherish fill your heart with peace today and bring you comfort through the days that are ahead. Jerry and I are praying for all of you. LoveCarmen and Jerry

  8. David, and family, we are very sorry for your great loss. We loved Jeanne. She was a good friend to our Julie. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. David, Kids, and Family,I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Jeanne. She was such a wonderful and sweet person. I have lost touch with yall since you moved to LA, but have very fond memories of the babysitting hours that I put in. Praying for comfort and peace to guide you through this dark hour. God Bless.

  10. David, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I remember well your special wife and children at St. Jude's in Highlands, Texas. Please extend my condolences to your Mom and Dad as well.Gennie Loggins

  11. David,Grief only comes in one size…EXTRA LARGE!!! Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family comes in that same size. A life shared together holds many memories. May those memories keep you company during this time of sorrow. Jeanne will be deeply missed by all that knew her. June Larry

  12. David,I am sorry for your loss. I am a friend and classmate of your sister, Sherry. My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. God Bless.

  13. David,Our sympathies for your loss of Jeanne. I know she was the love of your life and is greatly missed by your whole family. Life is just too short but her passing was just much too early. You have some beautiful children and now grandkids, I see. I am sure they all loved and will miss their special mother and grandmother. Your family is in our prayers.

  14. Dear Dave and Children, Your precious Mother is in heaven now. You must find a way to go on. But, you will find a way. She has taught you very well. Let her love and her light guide you as you walk out the days that God gives you. Remember her graciousness. Remember her love for you. Much love, Kay Hathaway

  15. Dear Dave, children and family. There are no adequate words to express our feelings of sadness over your loss of Jeanne. I will always remember the first time I met Jeanne at the clinic. She crossed the hall and she smiled, how it captivated me. It was warm, tender and sweet…it was Angelic. We had 5 children she said she had 6… with pride ! Our family watched you all grow up working with Mom and Dad. We are so very sorry. We want you to know that our Love and Prayers are with you all. Roy, Gail, Alesandra Reale and family

  16. Dear Dr. Hardey Family,Jeanne was one of sweetest most caring ladies I have ever known! Her presence in Moss Bluff will be greatly missed! May God's Grace and Mercy be with all now and forever!Love,Pat Kathy HarperII Corinthians 5:7-8 For we walk by faith, not by sight. We are confident,yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.

  17. Dr. Hardey family, So sorry to hear about Jeanne, she was such a soft spoken a truly caring person. We will keep you in our thoughts prayers. God bless you your family.

  18. DR. Hardey I'm so sorry for your lose of your wife. she will be miss by her family and friends. and your family will be in our prayers .

  19. Dr. Hardy: I express my deepest condolences for you and your family through the time of grief. I never had the honor of meeting Mrs. Hardy, but just for having had you as my doctor for over a decade, I know she must have been very special, just from the character you and your children have shown. My baby, Waylon and I hold your family in our hearts and prayers. Teddy Nall

  20. Everyone loves Jeanne! Growing up, after she left a few bruises on my arm! I never tested the envelope of her temper again! lol Seriously, I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to experience her send off with all of you. She touched so many lives. Thanks! If I didn't have an angel before, I have one now!

  21. I am deeply saddened, for your loss. Ms. Jeanne was a wonderful woman. She trusted me with the lives of her children, while I worked for her and her family. She was one of the first people that showed me trust and I will never forget that. She will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family! If you need anything, contact me!With love and deepest sympathy,Shontesa

  22. I still remember the days when your mom would drive up in the parking lot at Holy Family. So many kids….fussing and fighting….and she never raised her voice! I would think, This woman has the patience of a saint! I know she loved her children and was very proud of how each of you has grown and flourished. Sorry for your loss, she was much too young. I imagine she is now some other young mother's guardian angel, riding shotgun in a van.

  23. I was so sorry to hear about your loss.You are in my thoughts and prayers.I was a patient of Dr. Hardy for years.

  24. Jeanne was a wonderful person. I met her when we were freshmen in high school at Bishop McGuinness. She was always so kind and giving, soft-spoken, a real jewel of a person. She was strong in her faith. She will be greatly missed.


  26. Jeannie was a classmate of mine when the family lived in the Marquette, MI area. She was a special peron. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  27. My days will not be as bright knowing that Jeanne is not with us on this earth any longer. Her gental way and sweet ready smile will be so very missed. I know that the Everlasting Light of Jesus is a bit brighter now that Jeanne is cradled in His loving embrace.My love and prayers to all of her Family.Darci

  28. So very sorry to hear of Jeanne's passing. I went to TWU with her, your mother and wife. Couldn't believe that she got engaged and married so soon!!! And look, had sooo many children, and by the way, knew her when she was pregnant with the first. Didn't know her for long, and knew her when she was young, but I do know that she had a wonderful and loving spirit.God Bless you Jeanne

  29. To all of you, we are so very sorry for your loss. Jeanne was exceptionally kind and a beautiful representation of gentleness. We know you will miss her terribly, but her legacy will live on in your wonderful family. Our prayers are with you all at this time and will continue to be.

  30. We are sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers as you go through this time of sorrow. Jeanne was a very special person. She will be greatly missed.

  31. We were so sad to hear the news of Jeeanne. What a great mother, wife and friend to everyone!She will be missed dearly by all. Our thoughts and prayers to your whole family. Love, Wendy, Dennis,Adison, and Mackenzie

  32. We will miss Jeanne's sweet smile and gentle spirit. We enjoyed her visit to Tulsa and were glad that we had an opportunity to visit and get caught up.

  33. Why should I walk in sorrow, Thou art ever by my side… We've never met but by our kinwe're family far remov'd,brought to this place, faryet near, by keyboard, screen and blood;O Holy Spirit, dwell with usas distant miles collapseand you are bid comeclose and searour hearts to greater graspall you call uson this orbto do and be and ask;We ask for greater heartto follow,greater will to bearthe burdens of your mysteries, as we doubt your care;Teach us to run into your arms,LORD, in every trial and curse,that our joy would beYOU, and in You,like Jeanne,we'd serve trustnurse.

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