Serena Gayle Hard

San Luis Valley resident Serena Gayle Hard, 37, passed away on March 5, 2024, surrounded by her loving family at San Luis Valley Health in Alamosa. Serena was born on June 18, to Donald and Shannon (Wells) Hard in Alamosa, Colo.

While the sadness of her passing is felt by many, Serena's life was marked by her unwavering love for her children and the immeasurable joy she found in simple pleasures. She was a beacon of creativity, often found sewing, reading, engaging in arts and crafts, capturing life's moments through photography, or crocheting beautiful pieces for her loved ones including beautiful blankets. Serena relished the freedom of swimming, the thrill of singing, and the excitement of traveling to new places.

Serena's life was a journey of exploration, both of the world around her and of the depths of her own artistic talents. She was a gentle guide to her children, teaching them the importance of embracing life with open arms and a curious mind. As the sixth child in her family, Serena's place was unique, and her siblings will hold onto the memories of their collective adventures and the unity they shared.

Serena is survived by her daughters Emma Bell Anderson-Hard of Blanca, Colo., Eva June Anderson-Hard of Blanca, Colo., son Peytin Riley Anderson-Hard of Blanca, Colo., father and mother Donald and Shannon Hard of Blanca, Colo.; siblings Charity (Lito) Gomez of Blanca, Colo., Coleasha (Dave) Gonzales of Fort Garland, Colo., Ethan (Elizabeth) Hard of Blanca, Colo., and Evan Hard of Dickinson, N.D.

Serena was preceded in death by her child Angel Rose Anderson-Hard, and her siblings Amberina Hard, and Douglas Hard; her Grandma and Grandpa Hard and Grandma and Grandpa Wells.

Her passing leaves a void in the hearts of all who knew her, but her spirit continues to inspire those she touched.

A Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2024, followed by a Funeral Service at 11 a.m. both at Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa, Colo. Interment will take place at the Blanca Cemetery with a meal to follow at the Fort Museum.

Rogers Family Mortuary is in care of the arrangements. To leave online condolences, words of comfort and tributes for Serena’s family, please visit