She was a native Washingtonian born December 7,1921 to Paul and Betty West. Known as Betty Ann in her younger years, she graduated from St. Patrick''s Academy (1939) and worked for almost 30 years at the Laborers International Union of North America.
After her marriage to John Hartman, the couple moved to Wheaton, MD and later to Rockville where she resided for the past 50 years.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Richard West; beloved husband, John L. Hartman and son-in-law, Ralph Giffin.
She is survived by her three children, John P. Hartman and wife Sondra, Judy Chakwin Giffin, Kathy Donnelly and husband Bill and her nine grandchildren, William Chakwin and wife Stacey, Julie Skokna and husband Cris, Christopher Chakwin, Emily Schmid and husband Jeff, Ethan Giffin and wife Christina, Timothy Chakwin and wife Melanie, Matthew, Thomas and Joseph Donnelly. Betty had nine great-grandchildren.
Always family centered, she was greatly loved and will be deeply missed by her family.
The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, June 22 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Blvd. West, Silver Spring, MD 20901.(Valet Parking)
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 23 at St. Patrick''s Catholic Church, 4101 Norbeck Rd, Rockville, MD 20853 at 11 a.m.
Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite100, Rockville, MD 20850.