Luna Blue Hartman
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Age 4, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Luna was born in Newark on May 9, 2009, daughter of Donald B. Hartman and Tamara A. Sepulveda. She was a beautiful and charming little girl who loved singing, playing dress up (especially as a princess!), and wearing sparkly makeup. She also delighted in decorating her arms with many fun rub-on tattoos.
She loved spending time with her brothers, her extended family and friends, and her pet Yorkie puppy Star. She especially adored her mommy and her daddy, and will always be remembered as the precious apple of her daddy's eye.
Throughout her illness, Luna never stopped smiling her adorable smile and would often encourage family and friends with these brave words: "Stop crying. I'm OK." In her short life, she gently touched the lives of many people, inspiring them with her sweetness, her courage, and her love.
In addition to her devoted parents, Luna is survived by maternal grandparents, Adela and Alejandro Sepulveda of Chile; paternal grandmother, Roberta Boutilier of Wilmington; paternal grandfather, Brian Pitts of Wilmington; great grandmother, Gail Duff; brothers, Joshua A. Ortiz, Jordan R. Hartman, and Joel A. Ortiz; aunts, Alejandra Sepulveda and Ariell Sepulveda; uncles, Pablo Sepulveda, Jamie Hartman, Jamie Chandler, and Neil Chandler; great aunt, Monica Millar Prado; and cousin, Alejandra Lara, and her daughter, Kiara Banegas.
The family extends special thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff of A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, who were like her extended family.
A celebration of Luna's life will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, July 27th, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, where visitation will begin at 12 noon.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Luna's memory may be made to The Make-A-Wish Foundation, 3519 Silverside Road, Suite 100, Wilmington, DE 19810; or to The B+ Foundation, 101 Rockland Circle, Wilmington, DE 19803.
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