Annie J. Hartung, 83, of Napa, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, February 1st, 2018. Born April 19th, 1934 in County Cork, Ireland to William and Nora McCarthy Duke, she spent her youth in Ireland until her completion of school when she then moved to England where she worked for several years before meeting and marrying Don who was stationed in England with the U.S. Navy.
In a career spanning nearly 20 years as a Navy family, the Hartung’s resided in numerous foreign countries as well as both the East and West coasts of the United States before Don’s retirement in 1971 when they once again made Napa their home. Both Don and Ann were active in bowling, the F.R.A and enjoyed many years of camping, especially in the Reno and Lake Tahoe areas. As part of the journey Ann became a citizen of the United States after years of dedicated effort and study.
Ann additionally was a voracious reader, an avid gardener, enjoyed sewing and knitting as well as her routine daily walks and occasional gambling forays. She was a devoted wife, mother and friend as well as a fierce patriot and supporter of local and national charities.
Ann is survived by her children, David and wife Barbara, Donald Jeffrey and wife Chris, Steven and wife Christie, Christy and husband Kelly, her grandchildren, Patrick and wife Jennifer, Ryan, Jonathan, Brandon, Carly, Bryan and wife Roni, Thomas, Samantha, Katelynn, Christopher, Brady, her great-grandchildren, Colin, Caroline, Levi, Logan, Everett, Elliot, her siblings Christie Duke, Theresa Wall, Kelly Falvey, Doris Black, Angela Duke, as well as many other family members and Jennifer Hartung, mother of Ryan and Jonathan.
Ann is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Hartung, parents William and Nora Duke, and several siblings and other family members.
Ann will be greatly missed by all her friends and family. She will be remembered for her laughter, her boundless kindness, great love of reading, always humming a tune and her passion for family, law enforcement, the military, for Ireland and her naturalized home country of the United States.
Ann will be laid to rest with Don at a private graveside ceremony and service at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon on Monday, February 12th. A memorial gathering for friends and family will be held on Sunday February 11th, 2018 at 49 Falcon Crest Circle Oaktree Vineyards beginning at 4:00 pm. Donations can be made in Ann’s name to the American Cancer Society or the Wounded Warrior Foundation, as well as any of the other numerous non-profits she supported in her lifetime.