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Joretta "Jo" Hartley


Last updated 11/15/2018 at 4:50pm

Joretta "Jo" Hartley

Joretta "Jo" Hartley, 86, passed away on Nov. 8, 2018 at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane.

Jo was born on March 16, 1932 in Galena, Mo. to Hardy Holt and Viola Crabtree. She moved with her family to Kendrick, Idaho in 1939. Her brother, Bud, could not pronounce "Joretta" so she grew up as "Babe" to all her Idaho kin.

Joretta graduated from Kendrick High School in 1950 as salutatorian of her class. She attended North Idaho College of Education in Lewiston, Idaho, then transferred to Eastern Washington State College in Cheney. It was there that she met the love of her life, Harold.

They marri...

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