Wendell Hartley

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Wendell Hartley, age 90, died peacefully in his home surrounded by friends and family Friday, April 17, 2015.

Hartley was born March 25, 1925 in Roanoke, Indiana to Wendell and Chloe Hartley. He left school in 1943 to serve his country in World War II as a "30- heavy" machine gunner in the 70th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army and was temporarily detached to serve under the General George Patton during his time in the service.

In 1946, Hartley returned to Indiana and worked as an auto mechanic. He married Jacqueline Van Meter in 1949 and had two children, Randy Allen Hartley in 1952 and Vicky Lynne Hartley in 1954.

Hartley and his family moved to Texas in 1957 and had a 30-year career as an air conditioning and new car make-ready mechanic working for Sam White Oldsmobile and Sam Montgomery Oldsmobile of Houston. Hartley retired in 1995.

Hartley was active in military veterans programs and was on the first trip arranged by Lone Star Honor Flight, a program honoring local veterans with a trip to Washington D.C. to see military monuments built in their honor & minus; particularly the World War II Memorial.

He was also an active member in the weekly programs at Storage 105 in Conroe for World War II and other veterans. His family is appreciative to all those who helped support that program that meant so much to Hartley in his later years.

Preceding Hartley in death are his parents, his wife Jacquie and seven siblings.

Surviving Hartley are his children, Randy Hartley (Judi), Vicky Goetz (Henry), grandchildren Tammy Helms (Glen), Michael Wilkerson, John Goetz, Brandon Goetz, Sherry Suder (Chuck), Shawn Hodson, and seven great grandchildren.

Visitation for Mr. Hartley will be Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Cashner Funeral Home, 801 Teas Rd., Conroe, Texas. Funeral service will be Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. in Cashner Colonial Chapel. Interment will follow at Garden Park Cemetery, Conroe, Texas. Condolences may be left online at www.casherconroe.com

Published on yourconroenews.com from Apr. 19 to May 3, 2015
Arrangements under the direction of:
Cashner Funeral Home
801 Teas Road | Conroe, TX 77303 | (936) 756-2126
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