July 22, 2013

Gerald Wayne Hartsburg

Jessica Lane, Staff Writer,
The Express-Star

— Funeral services for Gerald Wayne Hartsburg, 64, of Chickasha, was held at 4 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 2013, in the Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel with Lynn Walker officiating.

Gerald Wayne Hartsburg was born the son of Delbert Hartsburg and Myrtle (Joan) Hill-Hartsburg-Pollard in Phoenix, Ariz. on May 21, 1949. He died on July 19, 2013 in Oklahoma City.

Gary married Robin Israel in 1967 in Phoenix, Ariz.. They had one son together whom they raised jointly.

In 1978 he settled in Chickasha. There he met Carolyn Jaques (Bridge); they were married on June 21, 1979, and had a beautiful family together.

Gary graduated college with a degree in Business from USAO.

Gary then met and married Ann Robinson on May 8, 1989. He shared the rest of his life with her making great memories.

Gary was an entertainer, he loved for people to smile, laugh and have a great time. He was an avid storyteller. Making memories was everything to him.  

Gary was employed by the Department of Human Services for the past 24 years where he was deeply loved. He was also able to accept the role as President of the Eagles Lodge where he had an opportunity to help with the community in many ways.

Preceded in death by: parents; Delbert Hartsburg and Myrtle (Joan) Hill-Hartsburg-Pollard, brother; Donald Hartsburg, daughter; Vanessa Hartsburg.

Survivors include: wife, Ann Hartsburg of the home; siblings, Terry Hartsburg of Phoenix, Ariz., Debbie Dale of Franklin, Ind., Glen Pollard Los Angeles, Calif., Glenda Pollard-Hunt of Blooming Grove, Texas, and Jim Pollard of Springdale, AR; son, Eric & Diem Hartsburg of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughters, Jessica Hartsburg-Graham & Chris George of Chickasha and Crystal Hartsburg & Adrian Lajas of Cleveland, Tenn.; step-daughter, Lisa Robinson of Chickasha; seven grandchildren, Alysia, Brooke, Halee, Devin, Ella, Alayna and Alexandre; along with nieces, nephews, other family and friends that he loved dearly.

Services and cremation arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.