Gloria Mae Hartman passed into the presence of the Lord Jesus on May 17, 2023 at 91 years old.

Gloria was born in Alton on March 4, 1932, to Evelyn and George Shreeve. She lived in Scotia until the family moved to Eureka, where she attended Eureka High School. While living in Scotia, at the age of 12, she spent a summer working at her aunt’s restaurant in Rio Dell. As a senior in high school, she fell in love with Carvel Hartman, and they were married on June 21, 1950. They were married for almost 73 years and loved each other very much.

Gloria and Carvel had four children: David Hartman, Dennis Hartman, Rebecca Younger, and Randall Hartman. While raising a family, Gloria worked as the secretary at First Covenant Church in Eureka for many years. She also worked in the admissions office at College of the Redwoods for a short time.

When Gloria was in her early 20s, she made a life-changing decision while attending First Covenant Church. She asked Jesus to save her, and He did. Her life changed and she served the Lord in many ways over the years. She was part of Sunday School in Samoa, led by American Sunday School Union. She faithfully took her family to church and taught her children to love the Lord. Her family was introduced to Jesus because of her faithfulness. She taught Good News Clubs in her home through Child Evangelism Fellowship. She attended many Bible studies and was a leader in Bible Study Fellowship and then Church Bible Studies.

Gloria and Carvel were instrumental in helping others in need. There were times they gave funds to couples serving in local ministries so they could take much needed breaks, without anyone knowing.

Gloria loved music and passed that love onto her children and grandchildren. All it would take would be one word and she would break out singing a song. Her wealth of music spanned from the years of her life, often hearing her sing songs from the ‘40s and 50s, as well as many songs that were reflective of her relationship with God and how much He meant to her. One of the family’s favorite memories is sitting around the campfire on their property at Cook’s Valley, singing songs and laughing. She also sang in the church choir for many years and her voice was a favorite familiar sound to her grandchildren.

Another favorite memory is time the family spent gathered around their kitchen table for family dinners. Gloria was a wonderful cook and passed her love of cooking on to her grandchildren. Christmas dinners were a favorite time of gathering, but on many other occasions, Gloria’s table was full of family and friends.

In Gloria’s later years, the challenges of arthritis and cancer caused her much pain, but she kept looking to the Lord for her strength and joy. Her family is thankful that these pains have passed, and she is in Heaven with her Lord.

Gloria was a friend, teacher, encourager and helper.

Gloria is survived by her husband of almost 73 years, Carvel Hartman. She is survived by her children, David Hartman (Lee) of Eureka, Dennis Hartman (Daphne) of Medford, Rebecca Younger (Kevin) of Nampa, Idaho, and Randy Hartman of Topeka, Kansas. She is also survived by her grandchildren, whom she dearly loved- Kevin Hartman, Gwen Hartman, Sharie Cook, Matt Hartman, Connie Hartman, Angela Hansen, Jay Younger, Jennifer Pearsall, Randy Hartman, Jr., Aubrey Kolbeck, Trisha Delp and Stephanie Bivens. She is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gloria was predeceased by her parents, Evelyn and George Shreeve, and her brothers, James Shreeve and Larry Shreeve.

The family would like to thank Karen of Visiting Angels for her care and kindness to their mom.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. If you would like to be notified, please email Rebecca at

Through It All

“I’ve had many tears and sorrow
I’ve had questions for tomorrow
There’ve been times I didn’t know right from wrong
But in every situation
God gave me blessed consolation
That my trials come to only make me strong.

And Through it all
Through it all
Oh, I’ve learned to trust in Jesus
I’ve learned to trust in God.
Through it all
Oh, through it all
I’ve learned to depend upon His word

So I thank God for the mountains
And I thank Him for the valleys
And I thank Him for the storms He’s brought me through
For if I’d never had a problem
I’d never know God could solve them
I’d never know what faith in His word could do
That’s the reason I say that

Through it all
Oh, through it all
Oh, I’ve learned to trust in Jesus
I’ve learned to trust in God.
Through it all
Through it all
Oh, I’ve learned to depend upon His word”


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