Margaret Louise Rogers Hartmann
Hartmann, Margaret Louise Rogers 1935 -2017 We have lost our beloved Marnie after a brief illness. The first born of Margaret P. and Samuel H. Rogers of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Marnie attended Kenwood School and graduated from Northrop Collegiate School in 1953. She was the only female Chemistry major in her class at Stanford University, where she received her B.S. degree in 1957. At Stanford, she met Stanley J. Hartmann, whom she married, and together they had three wonderful childrenPeg, Barb and Eric. They lived in Petaluma, Arcata and Newark, California. In addition to being a loving and supportive mother, Marnie pursued her career as a chemist at Archer Daniels Midland, the Veterans Administration, Dow Chemical, Stanford Research Institute, Dexter Midland Corporation and Jones Hamilton. More significantly, Marnie made and kept friends wherever she went and whatever she did. After retiring, Marnie took and generously supported OLLI classes in Berkeley and indulged her passion for Stanford sports. In addition to great times at Bass Lake (MN) with family and friends, she enjoyed exploring the rich cultures of the world, visiting Cuba, Peru and the Galapagos, Bhutan, Turkey, Eastern Europe, Morocco and many other other places. Moreover, Marnie took each of her eight grandchildren on a special trip of their own. She was preparing to set off for the Silk Road and Iran when she fell ill. As one of her nurses said, she was a dynamo. Marnie is pre-deceased by her parents, her ex-husband, and her brother Samuel H. Rogers, jr. She is survived by her sister Elizabeth Rogers of San Francisco, CA, her daughter Margaret Winkelman (Bruce) of Berkeley, CA, her daughter Barbara Lahaie (Howard) of Eureka, CA, and her son Eric Hartmann (Kris Schuberg) of Portland, OR. Her loss is deeply mourned also by her adored and adoring grandchildren Aimee Breazeal (John), Caitlyn and Robyn Lahaie, Megan, Jacob, and Noah Winkelman, and Eamonn and Delaney Hartmann, as well as her sisters-in-law Karla Quacken-bush and her children Dawn and Karl, and Karen Rogers and her sons Sam, Chris, Tim and John and their families, goddaughters Kym and Jenny, and countless friends. As Thornton Wilder said, "The bridge between the living and the dead is made of love." The bridge Marnie built for us is strong, wide and welcoming. She embraced us all with her heart and she will remain in our hearts forever. We will hold a memorial service for Marnie at her cherished parish church, Saint James Episcopal Church in Fremont on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Donations in Marnie's name may be made to an institution or charity of your choice or to Saint James Episcopal Church.
Published on December 17, 2017
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