Lois Hardy Memorial Fund

Celebrate a Life

Celebrate Life with a Memorial Gift commemorating loved ones and beloved equines. Your generous tax deductible gift helps WMERR assist equines in need. 

Lois Elaine Hardy  1927-1996

Lois Elaine was born in 1927 in Fort Bidwell, California. When I read the book "The Faraway Horses" Buck Brannaman with William Reynolds, his story reminded me so much of my mother. Moving to a ranch near the town of Ely, Nevada, physical, mental and emotional abuse started at the tender age of seven. Hard for some to imagine and believe that she started working with horses at that age but she did, taking on horses that grown men had given up on. This provided not only an avenue to help her cope with the abuse, but also enabled her to become an extremely skilled horse woman for the rest of her life.

The horses she owned she kept for life, while rescuing others along the way as she could. When I was three years old I rode her horse Chief, a 6 year old, 16 hand quarter horse gelding, all by myself in the Reno Rodeo Parade. No one was leading me, no one was walking along side, just my mom behind me on another horse, "talking" to Chief.  That is the horse woman she was, gaining a horse's trust and understanding.  Chief was with her till the end. 

Shannon Alexander
Founder WMERR




Please send us the name(s) of your Loved One and/or Beloved Equine. Donate in their honor using the PayPal button on the right side of this page. If you would like WMERR to mail a sympathy card please provide us with your phone number and the names and address of the recipient(s). 

Contact us at wmerescue@gmail.com or mail the information to:

P.O. Box 1168
Corvallis, MT 59828

Upon receipt of your generous donation your Loved One and/or Beloved Equine will be honored on this page.

Thank You


Donor Loved One Beloved Equine
Wendy Audiss NA Grace
Brian and Leanne Vreeland Bob Laing NA
Barbara Scott Bob Laing NA
Marilynn Taylor Ronnie Anderson NA
Rod Freeman Susan Freeman Buck - Kiddo - Sophie
Marilyn Taylor NA Sirhana
Heinz & Rikki Feldmann NA Sarah
Christie Anderson Frank Anderson Chico burro - Sushi mule
Cathee Watson Smith NA Rose



Lois Hardy Memorial Fund