Lisa J. Hartman

October 14, 1953March 29, 2012

Lisa J. Hartman, 58, of Victoria passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012. She was born October 14, 1953, in Victoria to the late Dr. Robert Hartman and Jean Morris Hartman.

Lisa earned her Bachelor of Science at the University of Houston Victoria Center and her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law Center. She was Board Certified in Family Law and a Certified Attorney-Mediator. She began her law career with Woody, Gumm, Heintz and Villafranca; was an Associate and Partner at Marr, Meier & Hartman; then opened her own practice. After moving to Houston, Lisa practiced with Davenport, Hartman & Novotny before returning to her home in Victoria and joining the firm of Johnson and Brown. She had recently joined Kliem and Rodriguez. She served as President of the Victoria County Bar Association from 1993 to1994.

On the personal side, Lisa had a lovely singing voice and was an excellent musician. She loved music of all kinds and was a long-time member of the bluegrass band, Pat Fagan and the San Antonio River Coyotes, where she played mandolin and guitar and sang.

Survivors include her sisters, Nancy James and her husband, Dwight James, of Locust Grove, VA, and Susan Fagan and her husband, Pat Fagan, of Tivoli; nieces, Molly Fagan and Julie Hartman Murrah; nephew, Walker Hartman. She is also survived by Murray Dipple, her newly found love; Sterling, her beloved dog; and her many friends.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Hartman, Jr.

In lieu of flowers you are invited to send donations to the Dorothy O’Connor Pet Adoption Center, 135 Progress Drive, Victoria, Texas, 77905, or to the Lisa Hartman Medical Fund at Victoria National Bank.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 pm Sunday, April 1, 2012, at Rosewood Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be at 2 pm Monday, April 2, 2012, at Rosewood Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will follow at 4 pm at the Hartman Family Cemetery in Arneckeville.

Words of comfort may be shared at

Arrangmenets are under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapels, 3304 Mockingbird Lane, Victoria, Texas, 77904, 361/573-4546.


  • Funeral Service Monday, April 2, 2012
  • Visitation Sunday, April 1, 2012

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Jackie Dick

April 3, 2012

Dear Family and Friends of Lisa,
My heart goes out to you and I am so very sorry to hear of your loss.
Lisa was a precious person and she will be dearly missed.
I was acquainted with Lisa since the 80's. when she had her Dad, Dr. Hartman, in Retama Manor North. She and the San Antonio River Coyotes would come sing for the residents. It was a lovely time.
The Lord bless you and keep you all...

April 2, 2012


My sincere condolences to you and your family during the loss of your loved one. May God Bless all of you!


Terry & Andy Rocha (Refugio)

Gary Janicek

April 2, 2012

Sorry to hear of Lisa's passing; another classmate gone ... I knew Lisa in middle and high school when we were growing up and she was a good friend... condolences to her family and friends....

Nancie Alkek

April 2, 2012

Family and Colleagues
I am sorry for your loss. May God comfort you, heal your pain and prepare a path to eternal life so that you may again see your loved one.

April 2, 2012

My condolences go out to the family of Ms. Hartman. May you be comforted by looking to a time when all causes of death and the heartaches will be gone forever.

Betsy Heard

April 1, 2012

Lisa's death shocked me. As a child, I saw the Hartman family as my second family. I have many memories of Lisa, a funny, cute, sweet girl. Sometimes, because I was older, I considered her a pest only because she was YOUNGER than I and I wanted to play with the "big" girls. Her achievements show she grew into a great person. My heart goes out to Nancy, Susan, her family, her friends, and her new love.
Betsy (Echols) Heard,

Greg Goodner

April 1, 2012

A couple of years ago, I was on a job driveing along the highway, when I saw a lady on the side of the road. She had hit a dog and damaged her car so that it was not driveable. I fixed it to the point so that she could drive it. I told her I would be glad to fix it for her at no cost. She said she was an attorney and if I ever needed help to give her a call. And that was the way I met Miss Lisa Hartman. There did come a time when I needed her services, and what she did for me changed my life for the better. She wouldn't let me pay her, and I called her regularly to bring her car to me for tune ups, oil changes just for anything. I know one thing for sure, God put her in my life, she was a blessing, and I will always remember her. To her family, God bless and comfort you.

Greg and Rhonda Goodner

Jan Wright

April 1, 2012

Susan and family, I am so sad at hearing of the loss of your sister Lisa. Just know that all of us are praying for you and the entire family.

Jobby McClanahan

April 1, 2012

The stars at night go twinkalink-the 1st verse to a little song that Lisa taught me.
I will always cherish her memory. The stars will twinkle brighter now that she is up there.

March 31, 2012

Our condolence goes out to you and your
family for the loss of your loved one.
We pray for comfort and God's Blessing.

Our love,

Ann and Ernest Embry