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Margaret Claracy Hartzell

July 24, 1925 — December 21, 2010

Margaret Claracy Hartzell, 85, of Union, died Dec. 21 at Grande Ronde Hospital in

La Grande. Her funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Loveland Funeral Chapel. A viewing and family visitation will run from 9 to 10 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will be at Deschutes Memorial Gardens in Bend.

Margaret was born July 24, 1925, to Herbert and Alvina (Hagen) Sturdevant in Gresham. She lived in Portland and in Vernonia for 40 years where she graduated from high school. She lived in Bend for 25 years and Union for 20 years. On June 1, 1945, Margaret married Edgar Hartzell.

Margaret worked at Perry Sports Camp as a cook in the 1970s. In her teens and early 20s, she pumped gas at her father's station. Margaret was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and High Valley VFW Post 4060 Ladies Auxiliary. She was a regular attendee at the city council meetings.

She enjoyed working in her yard, collecting rooster and chicken items, and attending sporting events. She was an avid fan of the Oregon Ducks and the Minnesota Vikings football teams. She loved spending time with her family and friends.

Margaret is survived by her children and their spouses, Kathleen Brotherton and Claracy Hancock of Union, Nancy and Vance Baker of Bend, Herb and Lori Hartzell of Sunburst, Mont., and Raymond and Susan Hartzell of Bend; her brother and spouse, Ralph and Barbara Sturdevant of Vernonia; a cousin; 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and four nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar; and grandson, Lester Baker


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