Kenneth James Hartnell

Kenneth James Hartnell U.S. Veteran

September 17, 1931 - April 10, 2013

Kenneth James Hartnell, formerly of Payson, passed peacefully into eternal life on April 10, 2013 in Lake Havasu City, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Sept. 17, 1931 in Santa Maria, Calif. to George William Hartnell and Mary Magdalene Storm. He was raised in Salinas, Calif. and served in Korea with the United States Navy.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Shirley Jean; sisters, Dolores Seydel and Eileen Morrison; children, Catharine (Tim) Branson, Benjamin (Laura), William, Janet (Tim) Haffey, Rebecca (Kevin) Branson, Paul (Kami), Mary Lindstedt and John (Stefanie); 30 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, George and Jimmy; sisters, Marie, Jean, Pat and Joanne; son, Michael; and grandsons Kenny and Darin.
His rosary will be said at 7 p.m., Friday, April 19 at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel in Flagstaff. His funeral Mass is at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 20 at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Flagstaff, followed by a Celebration of Life.
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Arrangements are under the direction of Norvel Owens Mortuary.