Carolann Hartmann

April 19, 1965July 5, 2014

Carolann Hartmann lost her battle with cancer on July 5, 2014. Considerate to the end, she took her last breath when all had left the room so no one would live with the guilt of being helpless at such a heart wrenching moment.

Carolann was born on April 19, 1965 to Cheryl (O’Dwyer) Hartmann and Ross Hartmann in Glendale, California. She spent her early years in Burbank and then Sun Valley. In High School, she was in the All City Band for the City of Los Angeles, as well as an accomplished softball player for Polytechnic High School.

Following high school, she went to vocational school and became a medical assistant, which lead to her career in vocational education. This path took her to UEI. UEI became her second home. As she moved up the ranks at UEI, she educated and mentored many. She continued to work at UEI until close to the end of her time with us. She loved the school, staff and students.

Carolann’s greatest accomplishment is her daughter Hannah Hartmann. Hannah is her pride and joy. Carolann’s desire for success has rubbed off on Hannah and will be with her for all of Hannah’s life. Carolann showered her daughter with love, guidance and the tools that all parents wish to pass onto their children. Carolann’s legacy has helped Hannah develop into the loving daughter that she has become. Throughout Carolann’s illness Hannah was a pillar of strength for her mother, family and extended family.

Carolann is survived by daughter, Hannah, her wife, Appoline her mother (Cheryl), Father (Ross), step parents (Patrick O’Dwyer and Susan Hartmann); her partner Appolline Couprie, her sisters and brothers: Mary “Katie”, Renee, Michael, Patrick and Ross; step sisters and brothers: Claudina, Bernadette, Shannon and Brandon.

Carolann had a positive, loving impact, on all of us. We love her and will miss her. Arrrangements under the direction of Pierce Brothers Valhalla, North Hollywood, CA.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 12, 2014
  • Reception following Memorial Service Saturday, July 12, 2014

Carolann Hartmann

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August 31, 2014

My darling Carol Ann.
My oldest daughter and my best friend, oh God how I miss you.

Deirdre Berru

July 17, 2014

Dear Mary,
I never knew your sister but it sounds like she was a great person, and we are sorry for your loss! Deirdre and Chris

Lisa VanBuren

July 17, 2014

Carolann had so many endearing qualities: sarcastic, smart, funny, loyal, hard working, and a loving mother, friend and cousin! It's hard to believe she's gone, and I miss her already! I am honored to have been in her world, even for a short time!! Love you Carolann, you will be missed terribly!!! xoxo

Jennifer Trotta

July 17, 2014

Carolann, where to were my family, a big sister and my boss, you where my advisor, mentor and tought me to be a strong independent woman. I wish I had taken the time to tell you how greatful I am for you. You provided an opprotunity that I will be forever thankful for. Thank you for believing in me and trusting me. Thank you for all the challenges you presented me with and seeing me succeed. I couldn't have completed my education at UCLA if it wasn't for your flexibility. Thank you thank you Carolann. Random things that will always remind me of you, French vanilla creamer, generic office supplies, and the famous words "not my problem" and "figure it out" which I find myself using quit often too. Oh, and the time the items on your desk at the office that where rearranged, and wonder who the heck did that...that was me. You are an amazing mother, daughter and sister. You will forever be remembered.

Mary Berru

July 17, 2014

I miss Carolann more everyday. Everything I do, see and hear remind me of her. I still catch myself picking up my phone to call her. She was the glue that held our family together. I am going to miss driving to work with her, having lunch with her, driving her crazy, arguing with her, laughing with her, doing laundry at her house and spending time, and coming for barbeques and swimming. The Holidays is going to be to be very hard. She always made sure we had a joyous holiday.I wish I had hugged and kissed her on the cheek more; even if I was pushed away. I couldn't tell her I loved her enough and how much I appreciated what she has done for me. I am who I am today because of her. Carolann protected me, guided me and was a listening ear; with feed back of course. Now it is time for me to learn to do this life thing on my own and before I make any decisions I will think "what will Carolann do". I love you and miss you big sis.I will see you on the other side of the rainbow. XOXO

liliana sedano

July 12, 2014

Today I say goodbye to a 20 year old friendship, I will miss our honest conversations, your spirit but most of all your ability to say it exactly as it was. Thank you for always providing strength when it was mostly needed.

I will see you soon amongst the clouds.

Jenna Chiu

July 12, 2014

Carolann was such a big hearted, positive, firm but humorous educator. She always had time to listen to her staff and students. She was clear on her focus and followed through. She will be missed. I especially will miss her friendly hugs and bright smile.

Monique Litchfield

July 11, 2014

Carolann is the reason I got onto my career. She saw something in me that I didn't even know I had and for that, I'm eternally grateful. She was a very strong, hard working woman who was very genuine. I was so blessed to have worked both for and with her. You will be missed but never, ever forgotten.

Charisse Phillips

July 11, 2014

Carolann was an amazing woman. She set the example of how a woman, mother and friend should be. I am so thankful to have had her as my friend and I will truly miss her. She will forever be in my heart.


July 9, 2014

Carolann's,il est toujours trop tot pour quitter ses amies , il est toujours trop tot pour quitter ses amours , que dieu donne la force a ceux qui restent de poursuivre leurs route sans crainte, tu seras là , presente dans leur coeur , là , presente pour les aider a continuer le chemin sans toi , ton amour les guideront , ta gentillesse les appaiseront .
repose en paix , dit nous c'est quoi l'au-dela?....
avec toute mon affection , pour toi , avec tout mon devouement pour appolline , hannah , mary, et toute sa famille .
extremement affectée de ne pouvoir etrec a vos cotés dans ce douloureux moment ....
appolline , courage
hannah courage pense a vous , je vous aime.
mikaela /jesusa