Delores Yvonne "Dee" Hartman

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Passed away at her home in Windsor on March 24, 2011. Dearly beloved wife of the late Charles "Charlie" Hartman; loving mother of Yvonne Lee, Charles Hartman Jr. and his wife Laura, Jo Ann Hartman, and Jeri Holmes; adored grandmother of Dawn Smith (Bryan), Lisa Corley (John), Michael Thelen (Lisa), Jennifer MCulloch (John), Bryan Hartman, Daniel Holmes, and Andy Holmes; great grandmother of Brenden Smith, Jillian and Reid Corley and Michael Thelen and two more on the way; dear sister of Jim (Pete) Schrage and his wife Gladys, Dorothy Deamer and half brother Fred Schrage; also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. A native of Los Angeles and more recently a resident of Windsor, age 86 years. She was a member of the Madonnas at Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority: Delta Xi Delta Chapter, longtime member of the Santa Monica Yacht Club and Channel Cruising Club. Dee was a skilled and avid sailor who promoted the need for women to know how to handle boats, as proficiently as their husbands. She completed over 12,000 miles of blue water sailing in a 45 foot boat. Delores RV'd the Continental US, Alaska, and Canada with Charlie. Dee performed and toured with the Los Angeles Master Chorale under the direction of Roger Wagner, traveling to Moscow for the first performing arts good will tour by Americans in the Soviet Union. She also sang at the Presidential Inaugural Ball for Richard Nixon. Mom was 25% German and wasn't wild about cooking. An Italian friend once accused her of making "German spaghetti". Her motto was "You can never have too many shoes". Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Monday, April 4, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 8400 Old Redwood Hwy, Windsor. Private inurnment. If desired donations in her memory may be made to St Jude's Children's Research Hospital,262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Daniels Chapel of the Roses Funeral and Cremation Services 525-3730
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Daniels Chapel of the Roses
1225 Sonoma Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95402
(707) 525-3730
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Published Online in the Press Democrat from Mar. 31 to Apr. 3, 2011