Robert O. Hartley

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Memorial services were Friday, January 20, at Terpening & Son Chapel for Robert O. Hartley of Artesia, New Mexico. Jim Barnett will officiate at the services. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Mr. Hartley, 83, passed away on January 15, 2017 at Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad, N.M. Bob was born August 21, 1933 in Big Spring, Texas; the son of Glen H. Hartley and Bessie Elizabeth (Fitzgerald) Hartley. He married Betty June Stanton on November 23, 1951 in Carlsbad. They had just celebrated 65 years of love this past November. He retired from Marathon Oil Company in 1986 after 33 years of employment. Bob and Betty moved to Ozona, TX in 1993 and came back to Artesia in 2012. Bob was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed spending time with family and the outdoors. He is survived by wife Betty of the family home; 4 daughters Cathy Houghtaling and husband Ronnie, Karen Kelsey and husband Ed both from Artesia, Susie Maples and husband Pancho of Roswell, N.M. and Karrie Garver from Clifton, Texas; eight grandsons, one granddaughter, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-greatgrandson and another due in March 2017; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and grandson Casey Jo Maples. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Terpening & Son Mortuary. Please remember Mr. Hartley at
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