Martha Louise Hossack Hartman, 92, returned to her heavenly home on January 11, 2019. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her throughout her lifetime, giving her peace.
Martha was born to John and Katie Hossack, an electronic technician and a homemaker respectively, in Porterville, CA on November 27, 1926. As a young adult she found the Lord Jesus Christ as her savior and her life was an expression of that faith. Martha was an ordained minister with a Bachelor degree in Theology, and she taught the Bible for 50 years.
Martha was blessed with a large and loving family. She married her sweetheart, Edwin Lawwill Hartman Jr. in 1943, in Oakland, CA. Martha raised her seven children and many special “adopted” kids and grandkids, with patience, discipline, love and humility. She dedicated her children to God and encouraged them to know and follow the Lord.
Martha was a crafter at heart. She spent many hours on her gifts of personalized wedding cakes, embroidered quilts, wall hangings and designer clothing. Her different sewing, quilting, and embroidery machines were always holding the next project. These special items were always given with warmth and love to the receiver. She is dearly missed by her loved ones, who celebrate the fact that she is dancing in the presence of the Lord.
Martha is survived by her sister; Gayle Hossack, daughters; Sheila (Clint) Fries, Sharon Goss, April (Norman) Klamm, Michelle (Jeff) Detwiler and Tracey (Rueben) Vargas, her sons; Stormy Hartman, James (Jan) Hartman, 18 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband; Edwin L. Hartman, Jr., her sister, Jacqueline Thomas, brothers; Ross and Russell Mack Hossack, her parents, granddaughter; Emily Detwiler and grandsons; Alan Hartman and Aaron McDonald.
There will be a celebration of Martha’s life will be held at 2:00p.m., Wednesday, January 16 at The Chapel located in Powell Valley Covenant Church 1335 SE 282nd Ave, Gresham, OR 97080. Martha will be laid to rest next to her husband, at the Eagle Point National Cemetery, in Eagle Point, Oregon.
The family request your prayers, condolences and fond memories in lieu of flowers and donations.