Hattie Hart

Hattie M. Hart, 83, died in Klamath Falls, Ore., April 28, 2014. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. in Eternal Hills Funeral Home Friday, May 9. A rosary is scheduled for Saturday, May 10, at 8:30 a.m. with a mass of Christian burial in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Klamath Falls at 9 a.m. Interment will be at Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens following the mass a reception will follow the interment in the funeral home. Hattie was born Nov. 22, 1930, to William Couture and Evelyn Bigelow in Lyndonville, Vt. She grew up in Lincoln, N.H. She married the love of her life William L. "Bill" Hart Dec. 21, 1953. Bill's career in the United States Air Force took them to Tacoma, Wash., as well as Chico, Calif., and Weatherbeals Air Force Base in England, among other places. When Bill left the Air Force, Hattie and Bill eventually settled in Klamath Falls, where Bill worked for the United States Postal Service until his retirement. Hattie was a devoted homemaker throughout their marriage and the matriarch of the extended family. She faithfully and regularly attended mass wherever she was until her health and Bill's made that impossible. In her younger years, Hattie enjoyed scrimshaw, camping, collecting rocks, snowmobiling, water skiing and everything in the outdoors. She made the best pecan pie in the family. In her later years, she enjoyed family get-togethers (in particular the family celebration of Bill and Hattie's 50th anniversary) and her soap operas as well as her yard and garden, especially her lilacs, roses and birds. She always had a soft spot for her pet dogs and cats - and even strays. Hattie is survived by Allan Hart (Ruth) of Minnesota; whom she and Bill adopted when Allan was 11; her grandson, Philip Hart; her sister, Ramona Mathews of Texas; Bill's siblings, Harold (Judy) Hart, Richard Hart, and Judy (James) Thompson; and many nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband, Bill. Eternal Hills Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations are preferred to Operation Smile, a charity that provides medical treatment to children with cleft palates and lips.

Funeral Home

Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens
4711 Highway 39 Klamath Falls, OR 97603
(541) 884-3668

Published in Herald And News on May 8, 2014