Hartzel, Eloise, a 66 year resident of Inglewood, CA. passed away on Monday, December 24, 2007 at her home. Eloise was born in 1924 in Lincoln, Nebraska and was 83 when she passed away. She is survived by her husband of 64 years Herman Hartzel; her daughter Carol (Walter) Lowry and her son Karl Hartzel; along with her two miniature Schnauzer Silver and Ruby. A gathering of friends with visitation will be held Friday, December 28, 2007 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at McCormick Mortuary, 635 So. Prairie Avenue in Inglewood. Services will be held Saturday, December 29, 2007 at 11:00 AM at McCormick Mortuary in Inglewood. A reception will follow in the mortuary's Lighthouse Reception room. Burial will follow at Inglewood Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Miniature Schnauzer and Friends Rescue: www.msfr.org.

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  1. Eloise Hartzel was the sweetest woman I knew. She was full of life, laughter and fun. I volunteered with her at the Historical Society of Centinela Valley. I was honored to share my Mondays with her. She was like an angle on earth: compassionate, giving, caring and supportive. When there were requests for historical information she was like a detective. She hunted every file and book until she found the information and she enjoyed learning about the information, as well. She was a beautiful person inside and out and I will miss her immensely.

  2. The sympathy of the members of Nova Star Chapter is extended to the Family. I believe she was a member of our beautiful Order of the Eastern Star. Please inform me if this is correct information.

  3. Dad “Chuck” and I send our condolences to this very special Inglewood family, as does the rest of our family. A very special life and family… How many times since Dad and Herman were at Inglewood High School at the same time has Herman done photo work for us, for our old church, for our family, gorgeous classic black and white film/emulsion/and photo paper black and whites of historic family images, a classic film and paper media too warm and too sweet to be fully captured by modern mere “ink jet” printers no matter how snazzy and fast they are. And how many hours did Eloise GIVE to her community and friends, and family? Countless. We send our warm condolences upon her homegoing; a life so richly lived is truly a magnificent legacy. Respectfully, “Rick” Heath and Elaine.

  4. I first met Eloise at the Centinela Adobe, during one of the many Historical Society-hosted events at which she volunteered. I was fortunate to share moments of fun with her — fashion shows, fiestas, luminarias, barbecues. Life isn’t all fun and games, and when life would throw a curve ball at Eloise, she was the embodiment of “grace under pressure”. Eloise was resourceful and courageous in the face of small and large difficulties. She was hard-working, generous. Her vitality shone through her eyes — twinkling eyes, smiling eyes. There was an aliveness, a spiritedness in her that reflected her heart of gold. She touched my daughter Sparky’s life; she touched my husband John’s life. She’s such a treasure. My heart goes out to her family. If I, who knew her for such a short time, could be so affected by her passing… My condolences to her husband, Herman; her daughter, Carol; her son, Karl. May you all feel the warmth of her love come showering upon you as this old year ends and the new one begins. Cecil Carpio

  5. Eloise was truly a warm and beautiful person. Her compassion for animals and people was amazing. She touched many and all she touched will miss her. I will always remember her with her gentle smile and little chuckle, she was always so cheerful. My heartfelt condolences to her family, Herm, Carol and Karl.

  6. Carol, Karl and Herm I am so sorry to hear about Eloise. I hope everything is going well for all of you. She will be missed and cheerished by alot of people. I know that you have alot of memories. God Bless all of you and take care. My mom Evelyn and dad Kieth and my sister Brenda and Richard all said to give you there condulences. Take care and email me or call me if you get a chance. your number was in my phone that I lost but would love to hear from you. Take care and again I am so sorry for your family. Linda and Dennis Melaney also David Christian and Kelly Kristie Kylee and Keira.

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