Northwest NEWS

May 15, 2000

Local News

Leslie Hartman

Obituary: Leslie Hartman

   Leslie Hartman, a 31-year veteran at Canyon Park Junior High School, died May 5 at her Woodinville home. She was 52.

   Principal Roy Adler, who recently penned a column in the school's newsletter regarding Hartman's upcoming retirement in June, said her presence is already missed.

   Hartman as born August 15, 1947 in Seattle. She began her service with the Northshore School District in 1969 as the typing teacher at Canyon Park.

   For the next 21 years, Hartman taught Spanish, journalism, bookkeeping, typing, and math to 10,000 students. In addition to her many teaching duties, Hartman played an integral role in bringing the extended field trip to the district.

   In her time at Canyon Park, she attended 13 such trips, accompanying students to Washington D.C., Scotland, and Hawaii. Ten years ago, Hartman left her teaching duties to become the school's assistant principal.

   For the past four years, Hartman assisted in the planning of the school's remodeling project, Adler said. Every Wednesday, Hartman could be found meeting with the architects and making sure the project was going as planned.

   In addition to her work with the school district, Hartman was also active in supporting a number of causes in her hometown of Woodinville, including working with the Woodinville Fire Department.

   Hartman, whose husband, Jim, has been an active vounteer firefighter for many years, served as a member of the Fire District Ladies Auxilliary, was instrumental in promoting fire bond issues, was a member of the Fire Citizen's Advisory Committee, and helped collect holiday baskets for the needy.

   Hartman is survived by her husband of 23 years, Jim, Woodinville; brother Joe Murray of Seattle; sister and brother-in-law Mary and James Hernandez of Seattle; and many nieces and nephews.

   The funeral was held Thursday at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Maltby. Burial was Friday, May 12, at Floral Hills Cemetary. The service honored Hartman's committment to students and fellow teachers. In lieu of flowers, family is asking that donations be made out to the Shepherd of the Hills Memorial Fund or the Woodinville Fire/Aid Car Fund.