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Martin D. Hartman- Marty

Martin D. Hartman- Marty went to be with the lord on Feb. 16, 2024, at the age of 72.
He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend. His memorial service will be held at Holland & Lyons on February 27, 2024, at 10:00 A.M.

Marty Hartman

Marty was born on Sept. 9, 1951, to Martin A. Hartman and Helen Faith Bosserman in St. Paul, Minnesota. Marty Graduated high school and went on to attend California Polytechnic State University.  He Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in ornamental Horticulture in San Luis Obispo, California, on Dec. 13, 1977.  In 1987, Marty began dating and eventually married Vera Lynn Ogle.  They moved to Ridgecrest along with their son Micheal Holzworth in 1988.  Marty began working for the Parks and Recreation Department of the city of Ridgecrest.  In 1997, Marty moved up to the Parks and Recreation Supervisor position for the County of Kern.  Marty and Vera Lynn were big staples in the community by being a part of various clubs, including the Desert Planters.  They also attended various Baptist churches in the area. Vera Lynn passed away in 2003 due to complications of Diabetes. Marty met Margaret Murphy in 2004, and they had an instant connection; they were married in 2005. Marty was stricken with grief once more when Maggie passed on January 18, 2009, due to complications from breast cancer.  Marty met Beth Lawlin in 2010, and the two began a relationship along with her two sons, Thomas and Shawn.  Marty and Beth were married on February 22, 2015.  Marty retired through Kern County to take care of Beth due to her health issues.


Marty enjoyed a long life of ranching, horseback riding with his son Micheal, and traveling with Beth, Thomas, and Shawn. He was a free spirit who was wise beyond his years.  He was always open to helping people and giving advice was a specialty for him.  He loved telling jokes and teasing his grandkids.  Marty was predeceased by his two wives, Vera Lynn Hartman and Margaret Hartman, as well as his Father, Martin A. Hartman.  Marty is survived by his wife, Beth Lawlin, and her two sons, Thomas and Shawn. His son from a Previous Marriage, Michael Holzworth, and his wife Missy; His Brother Kurt; his Grandkids Destinie, Trinity, Oriah, Liberty, Carley, Harmonie, and Maddie; as well as numerous Friends and acquaintances all over Ridgecrest. He will truly be missed by all, and the pain of his loss will resonate with us all.