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Rachel Grace Hartman

02/20/1934 - 01/27/2022
Service Date: 02/04/2022
Service Time: 10:00 am
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -1483 N. Driftwood Dr., Gilbert, AZ 85234
Visitation Date: 02/04/2022
Visitation Time: 9:00 am
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -1483 N. Driftwood Dr., Gilbert, AZ 85234
Interment: Forsyth Memorial Park Cemetery

Rachel Grace Hartman left this mortal life and peacefully slipped through the veil to be with her beloved sweetheart Buddy Hartman Thursday January 27,  2022.

Rachel was born February 20, 1934 in Yadkinville, North Carolina.
She was one of 11 siblings. She met then married her sweetheart Buddy Hartman at the tender age of 16. She and Bud moved their family of 7 from North Carolina to a 5 acre ranch in southeast Arizona in 1967.
Rachel’s life centered around her family and her faith. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she selflessly served in many capacities two of which were Young Women’s President and Relief Society President to name only a few.
She was mother to 6 children, one who died in infancy and her oldest who passed away 15 yrs ago.
Rachel was a wonderful ‘southern’ cook, an expert seamstress, a gardener, an avid reader and a great storyteller. To our delight, she would often share the most fun and colorful adventures of her past. She loved working crossword puzzles and she was one of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ biggest fans.
But she was a greater fan and champion of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who she loved and supported fiercely.
Rachel joyously lit up when visited by anyone of them.
Our sweet matriarch along with her Christlike love and example will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her two sons David and Keith and her sweetheart Emory Monroe (Buddy) Hartman.
She is survived by her 4 children and their spouses: Brian Kent Hartman (Myrian), Craig Holder Hartman (Cricket), Tracy Juanita Hartman and Brent Emory Hartman (Heidi).
17 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren with 2 more on the way.
A heartfelt thank you to all who loved our sweet mother.

Funeral services will be held on
Friday February 4, 2022 @
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
1483 N Driftwood
Gilbert AZ 85234

Visitation 9-9:45 am
followed by the funeral service
at 10 am

Rachel will be laid to rest at
Forsyth Memorial Park Cemetery
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Wednesday February 9, 2022
@ 2 pm


Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.



  • She was the sweetest lady, she always, just lite up with a big beautiful smile and a great hug. I sure loved her, and will miss her very much.

  • Stan & Tia Rowley

    Rachel always had plenty of smiles & love to share. We will miss her kind words and funny stories. Our lives have been blessed having had the opportunity to know & love her. We will miss seeing her smiling, welcoming sweet face at our grand daughters birthday party’s and other events. We had such pleasure spending time with her every time we saw her. She is with her sweetheart now & we are happy for her.
    Many prayers and blessings go out to her family.
    With much Love,
    Stan & Tia Rowley

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