257 SE Roberts, Gresham, OR 97080

Martha Louise Hartman November 27, 1926 - January 11, 2019

Resided in Troutdale

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.


Service: Celebration of Life
Date: January 16th, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Place: The Chapel located in Powell Valley Covenant Church 1335 SE 282nd Ave, Gresham, OR 97080


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    Crystal Villa says

    I have only a few memories, but the ones I do have are cherished. Grandma Marty will be missed.

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    Kris (Barstad) Kelley says

    Marty is such a special lady and shared love wherever she was planted. Truly a Proverbs 31 woman and a bright light in my life. Love and prayers for her family.

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    Sharon Goss says

    As one of Marty’s many daughters I will always remember her for her girly advise while growing up. But I really got to know her better as an adult when she reminded me often how much Jesus loved me. I often comment that she prayed me into heaven as I was almost 50 before I had my life changing meeting with God. I am so greatfull that she never gave up on me!,!

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    Michelle Detwiler says

    Mom, the sweetest person who gave up so much for me. Sound like anyone else we know? She taught us to love each other, speak with kindness, receive the poor, those who need help, orphans and widows. She was a great example of walking with the Lord Jesus all of her life. So grateful. Thank you Mom.

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    NOVA Worship Center says

    Although we never met Martha, we heard wonderful stories of what a beautiful person she was from
    Sharon. Our love and prayers are with your family at this time.

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    sultana jones says

    I only spoke to Mis. Martha on the phone her daughter is Sharon and The love and the care for others was imparted into Sharon. I would see photos of Sharon”s Different times she had with her mom in my heart Mis. Martha was simply amazing. The crafts that she made had a story behind each one she worked on. Heaven is a Beautiful place and Mis. Martha you made girl! Thank you for giving us your children and their children to carry on your vision, I’ll think of you often as I share stories with the gift you gave to me and my family….Sharon. I will see you again, face to face.

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    Lynn (Nora) Ryan new Roloson says

    I sent Marty a Christmas card this past Christmas, I hope she got it. In it I thanked her so much for all she had done for me throughout the years. I had the privilege of knowing Ed-Fred (that’s what I called him) and I loved them both so much. I had met some of her children, grandchildren over the years back in Concord, and special friends of theirs in Jacksonville OR. I am sorry for your loss, but she is again with your Dad in Heaven. She will always be in my heart, and I can’t wait to see her again. Bless all of you.

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    Kathryn Fredette-Oliveri says

    I love my aunt Marty she was so kind to me she was there for me when nobody else in my family was and I appreciate that she took the time to give me time. time for me and mine I’m glad she’s in heaven she deserves it even though I would have rather kept her here because not too many people are like her in this world and that was what made her so special..

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