Harriet Hultquist

By From page A4 | July 13, 2014

Harriet Hultquist

Oct. 19, 1930 – July 2, 2014

Harriet Hultquist passed away on July 2, 2014. She made her home in Tucson, Ariz. Harriet was afflicted with ovarian cancer at the beginning of 2014, which was the reason for her demise.

She was born Oct. 19, 1930, to loving parents, Lt. Col. Harry V. and Jane Cargar.

Harriet attended numerous high schools, but graduated from George Washington High School in Alexandria, Va. She married SMSgt. Kenneth A. Hultquist in 1950 in Tripoli, North Africa. They had four children: Kenny, Kirk, Jane and Gail.

She worked at the county courthouse for 19 years. Harriet was a great mother. Being the wife of an airman, the family was often low on money, so she taught herself to sew. She had some serious seamstress skills. Her daughters reaped the benefits of numerous homemade dresses.

Harriet was also a talented writer and painter. Not officially a comedian, she found the funny in everyday life. She was known for her keen wit and humorous observations on life. For a while, she dabbled in writing greeting cards and also a column for the Sunflower Community, which developed quite a following. One of Harriet’s favorite things was happy hour with her close friends in Tucson.

Harriet had six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was surrounded by her close family and was in high spirits until the end of her life.

On the way to Sacramento from Tucson, she told the lady sitting next to her on the plane, “I’m going to my daughter’s house to die.” Thanks, Mom! She has left a huge void in our lives. RIP.

Harriet’s wishes were to be cremated. There will be a life celebration at a later date.

Nancy Green


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  • Jeanne HanleyJuly 23, 2014 - 6:37 am

    Gail, Jane, my family is saddened by Harriet's passing but joyed by the fun (and so funny) that she filled our family with. I was out of the country and was just told by my son of her death, he had emailed her but had no response. Please let us know when you have planned a service. Jeanne Hanley, Steve, Nick, and Eric

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