A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 2, at the Church of God, 246 West Chestnut St., in Exeter, for Lois A. Hartman, who passed away April 27, 2007, at the age of 88.

Lois Alfreda Hanson was born in Coquille, Ore., March 26, 1919. She was one of four musically talented daughters born to Herman Albert and Angie Belle Parham Hanson.

Lois attended Maricopa and Exeter grammar schools; graduating from Exeter Union High School in 1936. She was an adventurous young lady and left home after high school; continuing her education toward a teaching career in Oregon and California. She married Robert Goodspeed, in 1939, and lived in New York a number of years. When that marriage ended she returned to Exeter.

Lois taught grammar and high school throughout California and ended up teaching business and home economics in Visalia and Lindsay. After her retirement as an educator, she continued to work in Exeter, seasonally, as an accountant.

Lois married Jonah Hartman, Dec. 23, 1967 in Carson City, Nev. and they continued to make their home in Exeter for the next 40 years. Lois loved to travel abroad before and after her retirement. Traveling with tour groups and her sisters, Elva Cunningham and Vera Solomon. She enjoyed many trips to Europe, the Far East, Africa, England, the Holy Lands, Spain and Hawaii. Her life was spent working and worshiping in the Church of God. Her last years, she spent teaching Bible classes in the Church of God in Exeter. She loved to accompany her husband, Joe, on the guitar, by playing the piano and organ. She also loved dogs, was an avid seamstress and made most of her clothes. She was also known for her cold slaw and enchiladas.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jonah and two sisters, Elva Cunningham and Vera Soloman. She is survived by one sister, Arlene Beardsley of Lodi, Don Cunningham and Sally Swearingen of Three Rivers, Ken and Lucille Hartman of Exeter, Audrey, Keith, Darrell and Bobby Hartman of Visalia, Teresa and Stanley Williams and children, of Lodi, Maxine Moore of Santa Ana, Jeannie and Jerry Root, of Las Vegas, Peggy Thompson of Clovis, and several nieces and nephews in Missouri and other areas. Online condolences: www.smithfamilychapel.com. Arrangements by Smith Family Chapel, Exeter.

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