Gary Lewis Hartman
Gary Lewis Hartman, born in 1943, to Marvin and Gladys Hartman in Alexandria, MN, went to be with the Lord on August 7, 2013. Gary grew up in Minnesota and California. Always responsible, he was chosen for crossing guard at age seven, started working nights at age 14 and was chosen for a Madrigal Singers Ensemble in high school that sang at Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm. He attended Riverside City College, California Baptist University, University of California, Riverside, and the University of Phoenix. Gary owned a beauty shop for 15 years, then worked as an interior designer in Palm Springs and Riverside, CA for five years. He became a hospital administrator for 15 years for American Baptist Homes of the West, serving MT. Rubidoux Manor, Grand Lake Gardens, Piedmont Gardens in CA, and Harborview Manor in Tacoma. He joined Kiwanis and helped raise money for pure water wells in Africa, and many projects for the needy in the USA. He belonged to an Elegant Cooking Club. He served the Lord in many ways, teaching Old Testament Survey Classes to new believers, as a deacon, adult choir president, and head chef for 500 plus people for holiday banquets. He led monthly care groups in his home. He built sets, designed costumes, supervised sound and lighting for graded children’s and youth choirs from Cherubs (ages two to four) to college age choirs. Besides landscaping and remodeling huge projects for ABHOW, from roof to ground, he remodeled 22 private homes, several stores, and redecorated churches. He achieved his dreams in retirement of owning two antique and gift stores in Gig Harbor and Cashmere, WA.
Gary is survived by his mother, Gladys Campbell, age 90; his wife, Lucy of Wenatchee; his daughter, Shelly (Eric) Brugger of Dublin, CA; his son, Andrew Hartman and Javier Anica of Vista, CA; two brothers and a sister, Larry, Greg, and Denise; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Gary truly left the world a more beautiful place. The family thanks the wonderful doctors and staff at Confluence Health, for their loving care.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Free Methodist Church, Prayer Chapel, 1601 Fifth Street, Wenatchee, WA on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at 1:00 p.m.