Hattie "GaGa" Ioma Mindt
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Hattie Ioma Mindt, 85, of Eugene, Oregon, passed away on January 4, 2013.
The funeral service will be held Friday, January 11, 2013, at 1:00 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 777 Coburg Road, Eugene, Pastor Randy Meyers officiating. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Musgrove Mortuary of Olive Street.
Hattie was born in Clayton, New Mexico on October 8, 1927. She graduated from West Linn High School (OR) in 1946 where she was named May Queen and Miss Lake Oswego. Hattie married Almond Mindt on June 4, 1948 in Lake Oswego, where they raised three daughters and two sons. She was a Viking sewing representative and was an excellent seamstress.
Hattie and Almond moved their family to Bend, Oregon in 1973 to open the Green-Mindt Market. She was the bookkeeper and enjoyed interacting with customers until they sold the business in 1980. She was a compassionate daughter, devoted and loving wife, extraordinary mother, doting grandmother, amazing sister, and loyal friend. She enjoyed outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, crabbing, camping, skiing, and motorhome travel. She also enjoyed regular reunions with high school friends, Bunco nights, and trips to Reno. Hattie and Almond were active members of the New Hope Church in Bend, where they taught children's Sunday school.
Hattie is survived by her husband Almond, daughter Becky (Dave) Strickland of Eugene; daughter Connie (Larry) Hancock of Bend; son Steve (Cindy) Mindt of Aptos, California; daughter Joanie (Jon) Valley of Bend; and son Ken ( Julie) Mindt of Wichita, Kansas. Hattie was lovingly known as "GaGa" to her 16 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Ted Carpenter of Arnold, California and many extended family members and untold numbers of close friends.
Hattie is predeceased by her parents Theo and Marie Carpenter, brother Retired Commander Lawrence J. Carpenter and granddaughter Anna Marie Mindt.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Hattie Mindt's name to: Children's NICU at St Agnes Expansion, 9300 Valley Children's Place, Madera, CA 93636.
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Published in Eugene Register-Guard on Jan. 9, 2013