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Catherine Marie Stephenson Hartnett

September 22, 1923 - November 25, 2017


Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Thursday, November 30, 2017, in The Chapel of Good Shepherd Catholic Church.

Interment: Bear Creek Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, contributions in her name may be made to Catholic Charities, 249 Thornhill Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76115 or Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 1000 Tinker Road, Colleyville, Texas 76034.

“And He will raise you up on eagle’s wings…And hold you in the palm of His Hand.”

Catherine Hartnett, a loving wife, mother, and Nana, passed from this world November 25th, 2017. She was much loved and will be sorely missed.

Catherine Marie Hartnett was born September 22, 1923 to Robert Earl Stephenson and Catherine McCartney Stephenson in Brainerd, Minnesota. She grew up in Fargo, ND, attended Sacred Heart Academy and moved to Kansas City, Missouri  to attend and graduate from nursing school. It was in Kansas City that she met her husband, Richard Vincent Hartnett and they were married September 14, 1946. The family moved to Fort Worth in 1957 when her husband, Dick, found employment with Convair, later General Dynamics. They became members of St. Andrew’s Parish and later St. Bartholomew’s. They later moved to Colleyville and joined Good Shepherd Catholic Church.

Catherine loved to fish and found joy being around water. She particularly loved the ocean in the Big Sur/Carmel area, and San Francisco was one of her favorite places to retreat.  Above all, she most loved times spent with her children and grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her son, Stephen Hartnett.

Survivors: Her husband of 71 years, Richard “Dick” Hartnett; her son, Richard “Dick” Hartnett and his wife, Glenna; her granddaughter, Erin Lewis and her husband, Adrian, great grandsons, Austen and Ethan Lewis; grandson, John Hartnett and his wife, Christine, great granddaughter, Rosemary; her daughter, Patricia Brown and her husband, Scott, grandson, Andrew Brown, granddaughter, Catherine Davenport and her husband, Todd, and great grandson, Brooks Davenport; and daughter-in-law, Sandy Hartnett, granddaughter, Dionne Hartnett, and grandson, Taylor Hartnett.