September 28, 1923 - December 9, 2017
Hartley Lundgreen passed away peacefully December 9, 2017 in his home. He was born September 28, 1923 in Monroe, Utah. He was raised by outstanding parents on a farm. When WWII came his father went to northern Utah to work as a carpenter on war infrastructure, and Hartley ran the family farm growing primarily sugar beets. His sisters said that he was a kind teacher of farm responsibilities. In 1944 he answered the call of defending the world. He served in the United States Navy as a radioman and traveled all over the Pacific Ocean and to Tokyo when the treaty of peace was signed.
Hartley later served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Denmark for three years. After that life- changing church service he enlisted in the naval reserve, and a short time later, after the Korean War had begun, he was called back to active duty, working in San Francisco. It was during this assignment he met the love of his life, Vauna Davis. The couple soon realized they should be together, and married in the Manti, Utah temple. He came close to completing a master’s degree at Utah State and then had a long career at the V.A. Domiciliary serving those who served the country. Hart and Vauna dedicated their lives to raising a family and serving in the church. They had five children and have 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Vauna; daughter, Chris (Gary) Huff, Sammamish, Washington; sons, Pete (Cindy) Lundgreen, Kennewick, Wash., Drew (Nancy) Lundgreen, Tangent, Oregon, and Scott (Chris) Lundgreen, Meridian, Idaho; brother, Burns Lundgreen, Gilbert, Arizona; and sister, Janet Carlston, Salt Lake City, Utah.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3456 Bellinger Ln., Medford, OR 97501. A graveside service with military honors will be held Thursday, December 14 at Monroe Cemetery in Monroe, Utah. Arrangements in care of Conger- Morris Medford, 541-772-7111. www.congermorris.com