OBITUARY

Donna L Hartley

February 15, 1935September 11, 2018
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Donna L Hartley, age 83, of Wheat Ridge, Colorado passed away on Tuesday September 11, 2018. Donna was born February 15, 1935 in Denver, Colorado.

Donna is survived by her husband, Gene Hartley; son Tim Hartley; son Todd Hartley; and daughter-in-law Susan Hartley; sister Diane Quarantino; grandchild TJ Hartley, grandchild Beau Hartley and grandchild Bella Hartley; and several nieces and nephews.

Donna was preceded in death by her daughter Gina Hartley, grandson Cameron Hartley and sister Darlene Carrington.

Donna and Gene's 61 year wedding anniversary is September 25, 2018. They were married in Denver after only seven dates! Gene's memory of their first date is Donna running faster than him all over Lookout Mountain. Donna and Gene shared many adventures over those 61 years, including their first year of marriage living in Antigua West Indies. Donna was quite an athlete and loved to run, ride bicycles, ski and spend time outdoors. She was an avid gardener, cook, and seamstress. Donna travelled to many countries including Portugal, Italy, Germany, Ireland, France, Costa Rica and Russia. Donna loved her family and was always using her creativity to make life fun for them. She would organize family plays at Christmas time, make crafts, take them skiing, and bake special treats. We will always remember the "Lamb Cake" she made at Easter time.

Donna also has many lifelong friends from her "travelling" tennis club, and the Veraldi Vultures Cycling Club. Their motto was "We ride to eat". Her friends will miss her dearly.

A recitation of the rosary for Donna will be held Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM at Saint Dominic Catholic Church, 2905 Federal Boulevard, Denver, Colorado 80211. A mass of christian burial will follow at 10:30 AM. The reception will take place at the church immediately following services.

  • FAMILY

  • Gene Hartley, Husband
  • Tim Hartley, Son
  • Todd Hartley, Son
  • Susan Hartley, Daughter-in-law
  • TJ Hartley, Grandchild
  • Beau Hartley, Grandchild
  • Bella Hartley, Grandchild
  • Diane Quarantino, Sister

Services

25 September

Recitation of the Rosary

10:00 am

Saint Dominic Catholic Church

2905 Federal Boulevard
Denver, Colorado 80211

25 September

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 am

Saint Dominic Catholic Church

2905 Federal Boulevard
Denver, Colorado 80211

25 September

Reception

11:30 am

Saint Dominic Catholic Church

2905 Federal Boulevard
Denver, Colorado 80211

REMEMBERING

Donna L Hartley

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Marie Cardinale

September 20, 2018

I first met Donna when Susan and Todd were married. I thought she was so elegant and charming. Over the years she proved my theory correct. She was always dressed so stylishly and she always had the perfect dish or dessert for family dinners. She was way ahead of Martha Stewart when it came to making everything adorable and homemade. I could ask her how to do anything in the garden or kitchen and she always had the answer. We even talked about reupholstering a chair, and she was full of advice. Donna just knew how to do everything. I will miss her sweet smile.

Annie Pomponio

September 20, 2018

You will be so missed Nana! You touched so many lives with your energy and beautiful smile. You were courageous, confident and talented in so many ways. We are so grateful to have you in our lives for so many years. Love Annie, Roc, and Gigi.

Evelyn Penn

September 17, 2018

Dear Hartley Family

Donna will always be remembered as the lady with the beautiful smile.
It was a smile that expressed love and kindness.

To know her was to love her.

Jason Anderson

September 16, 2018

We are sorry to hear about the passing of Donna. She was my father, Walter Anderson's, cousin. We spent many wonderful holidays together when I was a child. Love and blessings for all those who loved her, may she Rest In Peace.

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Biography

Donna L Hartley, age 83, of Wheat Ridge, Colorado passed away on Tuesday September 11, 2018. Donna was born February 15, 1935 in Denver, Colorado.

Donna is survived by her husband, Gene Hartley; son Tim Hartley; son Todd Hartley; and daughter-in-law Susan Hartley; sister Diane Quarantino; grandchild TJ Hartley, grandchild Beau Hartley and grandchild Bella Hartley; and several nieces and nephews.

Donna was preceded in death by her daughter Gina Hartley, grandson Cameron Hartley and sister Darlene Carrington.

Donna and Gene's 61 year wedding anniversary is September 25, 2018. They were married in Denver after only seven dates! Gene's memory of their first date is Donna running faster than him all over Lookout Mountain. Donna and Gene shared many adventures over those 61 years, including their first year of marriage living in Antigua West Indies. Donna was quite an athlete and loved to run, ride bicycles, ski and spend time outdoors. She was an avid gardener, cook, and seamstress. Donna travelled to many countries including Portugal, Italy, Germany, Ireland, France, Costa Rica and Russia. Donna loved her family and was always using her creativity to make life fun for them. She would organize family plays at Christmas time, make crafts, take them skiing, and bake special treats. We will always remember the "Lamb Cake" she made at Easter time.

Donna also has many lifelong friends from her "travelling" tennis club, and the Veraldi Vultures Cycling Club. Their motto was "We ride to eat". Her friends will miss her dearly.

A recitation of the rosary for Donna will be held Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM at Saint Dominic Catholic Church, 2905 Federal Boulevard, Denver, Colorado 80211. A mass of christian burial will follow at 10:30 AM. The reception will take place at the church immediately following services.

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