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Weller Funeral Home

327 North MacLeod Ave, Arlington, WA

OBITUARY

Linda Katherine Kackman Hartley

December 25, 1940February 7, 2011

Linda Katherine (Kackman) Hartley, 70, passed away peacefully in her home care at April House in Marysville, Washington on Monday February 7, 2011 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Linda was born in Arlington Washington on December 25, Christmas Day, 1940 to Loyd and Clara Kackman. Linda loved the outdoors, nature and flowers. She could often be found working in her garden where she proudly displayed her flowers, vegetables, and fruit trees. She was a beloved member of the Marysville community and served her community as the owner of Marysville Floral for 27 years. She served as an officer of the Marysville Moose Club for many years as well as a leading member of the Soroptimist club. Linda was a special person who reached out to others. She loved children and was involved in mentoring special needs children from Marysville High School to be active community members and citizens. Linda is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Rickard Hartley, who cared for her the last seven years of her life. She leaves 3 sons: Scott Hartley, Jay Hartley (Donalyn Hartley), and Tracy Hartley (Jana Hartley), 4 grand children Autumn Hartley, Cortney Hartley, Holly Hartley and Grant Hartley. Linda is also survived by her sister Elsie Pryor (Jack Pryor) and brother Lloyd Kackman (Margie Kackman, deceased). Linda leaves 3 great grandchildren, and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Special thanks go to Virginia Cook for her loving care and friendship. Virginia holds a special place in Rick and Linda’s heart. Thank you also to Robin and Greg Erke of April House for their outstanding care and love for Linda in the last days of her life. Funeral services scheduled as follows: Viewing only: Saturday February 12 from 12:00 to 3:00pm Wellers Funeral Home 327 N. MacLeod Ave., Arlington Services: Tuesday February 15 at Peace Lutheran Church, 1717 Larson Rd., Silvana WA with a viewing at 11:00 am, Memorial service at 12:00pm, Reception 1-2:30pm. Private graveside services will be held at 3:00pm at Loyal Heights Cemetery for close family members. Arrangements under the direction of Weller Funeral Home, Arlington, WA.

Services

  • Viewing Saturday, February 12, 2011
  • Viewing Tuesday, February 15, 2011
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 15, 2011
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Memories

Linda Katherine Kackman Hartley

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March 12, 2011

As she faded away to nothing
(Based on a true story)

As people come and go, they always leave one thing behind. That one thing is memories. Happy or sad memories, we will always remember them. One memory I will never forget was a story about my Grandma Linda.
About seven years ago my grandma was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Before she had Alzheimer’s she was a sweet lady who loved beautiful things. She loved flowers and nature. My Grandma loved orca whales, dolphins, eagles and swans. My grandma also loved children and she loved me.

Last October my Grandma Linda came to spend the night. She whimpered all day and all night long. The next day my friend came over. My grandma said, “Shhhh! You have to be quiet. There is a little girl in the house!” That night we put some music on and she danced and laughed but then she said “you come up and dance” to my dad. He said, “Not right now”. She said, “What, you don’t dance? Well, you better get with the program”. It was hilarious and we all laughed. Then she jumped up and plopped right on the couch. She showed a little bit of her old, fun self that night.

It began to get hard to take care of her. We had to put her in a retirement home so that she could get good care. One day I came home and I went straight to the piano and played a piano piece. After I was done, my dad was crying and said he just received a phone call from my Uncle Scott saying that my Grandma had just passed away. We all cried and hugged each other. I texted all my friends and told them what happened.

We got ready for the funeral by finding the casket and my mom made pictures and posters. We went to the funeral and it was sad at times and happy too, but mostly sad. The chapel was filled with flowers, which she would have loved. I saw so many different people there, almost 400 people came to say goodbye to her. And now Grandma Linda is in heaven.

March 11, 2011

As She Faded Away to Nothing
(Based on a true story by Holly Hartley)


As people come and go, they always leave one thing behind. That one thing is memories. Happy or sad memories, we will always remember them. One memory I will never forget was a story about my Grandma Linda.

About seven years ago my grandma was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Before she had Alzheimer's, she was a sweet lady who loved beautiful things. She loved flowers and nature. My Grandma loved Orca Whales, dolphins, eagles and swans. My grandma also loved children and she loved me.

Last October my Grandma Linda came to spend the night. She whimpered all day and all night long. The next day my friend came over. My grandma said, "Shhhh! You have to be quiet. There is a little girl in the house!" That night we put some music on and she danced and laughed but then she said, "you come up and dance!" to my dad. He said, "Not right now". She said, "What, you don't dance? Well, you better get with the program". It was hilarious and we all laughed. Then she jumped up and plopped right on the couch. She showed a little bit of her old, fun self that night.

It began to get hard to take care of her. We had to put her in a retirement home so that she could get good care. One day I came home and I went straight to the piano and played a piano piece. After I was done, my dad was crying and said he just received a phone call from my Uncle Scott saying that my Grandma had just passed away. We all cried and hugged each other. I texted all my friends and told them what happened.

We got ready for the funeral by finding the casket and my mom made pictures and posters. We went to the funeral and it was sad at times and happy too, but mostly sad. The chapel was filled with flowers, which she would have loved. I saw so many different people there, almost 400 people came to say goodbye to her. And now Grandma Linda is in heaven.

February 18, 2011

With my visits to see Linda and Rick in Marysville with Charleen

Bill Berke

February 14, 2011

Rick, I was saddened to learn of Linda's passing. Those cherished memories of all the "good" times we had at the Moose and those Husky Football Bus rides to and from the many games throughout the years. Deepest condolences to you and family.

February 13, 2011

Rick and family,

We were so sorry to hear about Linda's passing.

Harry and Lynda Taylor

Jackie Colburn

February 13, 2011

In loving memory of a wonderful neighbor and friend.

February 13, 2011

HI Rick
Sorry for your loss, enjoyed visiting
her at the flower shop. Take care of
yourself and family.
Gary & Rosa Pederson
class of 59

MATT MOSBRUCKER

February 13, 2011

RICK & FAMILY: SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OF LINDA. MY FIRST WIFE WAS A CLASSMATE WITH LINDA. RICK, I REMEMBER THE FUN TIMES WE HAD WHEN WE WORKED AT SAFEWAY.

Sue Galde

February 11, 2011

Rick & Family,
So sorry to hear of Linda's passing. She was a very sweet lady. I first met her at the floral shop and years later our families were joined via a marriage. I have fond memories of all of you. May you share smiles and stories for many years to come, keeping her alive within you. God Bless your family.

Les Anderson

February 11, 2011

Rick, Scott, Jay & Tracy....
My heart is heavy for your loss. Linda was always a bright light and touched many lives. Know that she will be in your hearts forever and that she is now in a better place and will have life ever after. Keep strong and live your life in her honor. I have many great memories of her and am proud to have known her.

Peace to you...

FROM THE FAMILY