Wednesday, February 21, 2007

A Heartfelt Thank You

Today it was confirmed that the body found this past weekend was that of Jackie Hartman. Please know that the past few weeks have been extremely difficult but the days/weeks/months to come will be especially hard for the Hartman family. The efforts put forth by everyone was truly amazing and we can't thank you enough for everything that was done. Please continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this difficult time.

Since Jackie has now been found, the focus of this site is going to shift from "finding Jackie" to "remembering Jackie." So many of the articles specific to the search activities have been removed. The address to the site will remain the same. We will continue to post information to this site as the case against those involved evolves.

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know that this is a bittersweet end to this saga. My prayers go out to the Hartman family. I have 2 little girls myself. And I could not imagine what you are going through. I hope in a way this brings you closer to the impossible. Getting over a child’s death. God be with you.

Anonymous said...

I am ashamed at how fast my sorrow has turned into hate for the creep that did this...

chelsey k said...

I was a good friend of jackie, and this has been horrible for all of my friends and I, and especially her family. You can never imagine how great of a friend Jackie was. She was a sweetheart, a good listener, and didn't cause any drama. she wasn't mean to anybody, and everyone loved her. Being in tucson, I couldn't do much to help find her, but i do appreciate everybody who did. I am heartbroken that Jackie is no longer with us, but I know she is now in a better place. And she will be quite the angel.
Thanks again.

Peterson's said...

To all the volunteers Thank You!
Thank you for your time and your endless searching.

To Gary Bennett, Thank you for leading the volunteer troops, each and everyday.
You truly have the heart & soul
of cowboy, and I thank you.
God Bless you all.

Hartman Family,
You are constantly on my mind and in my prayers.
We are here for you, and always will be.
Your sweet angel will be with you always.

Anonymous said...

I have been involved in the search for Jackie over the past few weeks and having a 20 year old daughter myself, I cannot imagine the anguish you are going through. Iam truly sorry for your loss and I pray that God will give you comfort. I am glad that she has been found although I know it provides little comfort during this time. I will never forget Jackie, she has changed so many lives and she will forever be in my heart!

Anonymous said...

I don't even know what to say. I just want to tell the Hartman family that you r in my thoughts and prayers. Jackie will missed very much here at Banner. Its hard to believe that we will never see her again. Jackie we love you!!! I know that we will never forget your beautiful smile and your compassion for patients. U had a huge heart. We will always remember you.

Anonymous said...

I can't even begin to tell you the sorrow I am feeling. On another note, the hate I have for the man that did this. My God keep his arms wrapped around the friends and family of Jackie.

Anonymous said...

We are truly sorry for your loss and cannot begin to imagine your pain at this time. Just know that you have many friends praying for you and your family. Your daughter must have been an amazing young woman and a tribute to the way you have raised her. She will forever be in your hearts and a spirited angel for us all.

Anonymous said...

To Dave and Cara
I hope that being able to bring Jackie "home" and have her rest in a proper place will bring a little bit of peace to your souls. In listening to you and your families little stories and anekdotes about her, I feel like I know her a little -I just wished I would have had the privilege to know her in person -how special she has been. Just please remember that I will always be there for you guys - for whatever you need.Please know that Jackie changed my life and that of the people around me: my daughter by having to take care of her needs by herself these past weekends and her friends by realizing how important being careful in dating is (not just a thing parents say to annoy them), my neighbor by willingly helping me change my breakpads at 11pm at night so I and everybody in my car would be safe the next day...and the ripples continue endlessly. Take comfort in knowing that in her way too short life Jackie touched so many lives and made them better.
Big hugs to you all... Rambo

Kevin, Dianne, & Jamie said...

Dave, Cara, Randi, Brianna: Words just cannot express to you how terribly sorry we are for the loss your family has suffered. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you as the next phase in this tragedy begins. And like countless others, we continue to be here for you.

Lizzie said...

I'm so very sorry about your loss.

Michelle Ugarte said...

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Hartman family as well as everyone who knew her. From what I've read on this site, she seemed like an amazing woman and may she now rest in peace.

With much love and respect...
The Ugarte Family

Anonymous said...

I have to say first how much sorrow that I have. I have cried every day on the grief the family is dealing with.
I can not seem to get over it.

The guy that did this, and we know who he is should be fried. That is even to good for him.
He should be let lose and tracked down like an animal that he is.. Let all of us that know Dave and know how this should not have happened to this family show justice!
This animal that did this should know what he did and now how it has effected the HON family.

He just does not even deserve the the death penilty - he deserves worse. He needs to be tracked and suffer like Jackie did.

Since this started I have believed that there should be a Jackie's law. I think that the law should ne that you can input someones name into goole and get the stats on the person. Just like a phone number in google. At this time, you would have to pay for it. I do not think you should have to pay for a crinanal recored. I think it should be free to protect others.

As I go on with my thoughts, I can not stop crying, this is so un - right,

I am sorry Dave and to your family. I can not express enough how much sorrow that I have.

Anonymous said...

David and Family,
Our prayers go out to you and your family! We really felt like we became friends when we met you back in September. You were honest and extremely gracious. Our daughters enjoyed your youngest daughter and we pray the next few weeks/months find some sort of peace for you and your family. You will be in our prayers in the weeks and months to come. God Bless David (& family)
Shawna & David, Gilbert, AZ

Anonymous said...

I am the sister of an ex-colleague of Dave's. I am from London, England, now living in Vancouver, Canada. I will keep this very short - the ripples have indeed spread across the world and, though it must seem so difficult for them,I would be so pleased if the Hartman family were to know that in England, Europe and Canada, there are people wishing them well and hoping that they have the strength and the fortitude to see this desperate period of their lives through to a less bitter time.

I have nothing but contempt for the individual who not only took their daughter and sister from them but also had the gall to deny them the respect they and she deserved, and thus prevented them from locating her sooner.

Nonetheless, I (perhaps foolishly) believe in the decency of humankind. I would like the Hartman family to know that I send my deepest and heartfelt sympathy.

Chris Azimi said...

I thank god she has been found... Heartman family you have my condolences... Jackie you are in my prayers my Grandfather is up there with you too, he passed away just 3 day's after you were reported missing... He is a very wise man and great company he will teach you so much... To the entire Heartman family be strong If there is anything at all that I may do please just ask... Thank you for your time...

paul and sherry dean said...

It seems strange how unbelievably connected a community becomes during a time of tragedy. Complete strangers, colleagues and friends who are willing to disregard all differences to join with a family who suffers the loss of their most precious gift in this world.

My wife worked with Dave for many years, and even though I didn’t know him or his family personally, the stories she has shared of how his cubicle was plastered with photos of his wife and girls, or how kind he was when helping others during an emergency, and seeing the tears in her eyes each time the news flashed an update was absolutely heartbreaking – each and every time.

There are no words to express our condolences for the Hartman family. There are no words valiant enough to offer comfort or solace under such circumstances. However, I can say, without a doubt, that your daughter’s spirit has captured the very heart and soul of the entire community for which you live. Her beautiful smile has graced our minds more times than we can count. Through the tears and beyond the sorrow lies a sense of peace that takes a very special person who can share such a place with others, such as Jackie has done for all of us.

Be well Jackie, for God has a very special place for a smile as bright as yours.

Anonymous said...

Our deepest sympathies go out to the Hartman family. It was inspiring to see so many people turn out to help in the search and bring closure to the family.

The Goldsteins (Formerly of Maricopa)

Donna Rosselot-Miller said...

Dave and Cara (& family),
I have prayed for you to find comfort while trying to make sense of this unbelievable loss. I am glad she has been found and will be properly respected and laid to rest.
Your family is in my thoughts everyday.

Donna

Jodi O'Connor said...

Dear Jackie,
I remember when you were born and how happy your mom & dad were. They both said come look at our little Angel, you had a very big smile on your face when your mom brought you into the office at AlliedSignal now Honeywell to show you off. “Wow” was the words that left my lips. How lucky you are to have such a pretty little girl. Your dad and mom were so proud of you.
But now you have returned to God’s side to perform the duties that you have left behind when you came to earth 19 years ago.
Everyday that your mom, dad, Randi & Brianna will look up in the sky and they will know that the star that is shining above is you.
God Bless the Hartman Family during these difficult times.

Jodi O’Connor
Honeywell International

Anonymous said...

The reason Jonathan was put in prison several years ago is because I was his victim twice. How I wish the judge had listened to me when I told him to lock him up & throw away the key. Because of threats he made against my life I tracked his release date & took measures to protect myself when I knew he was out. Now I wish he had come after me instead of this beautiful young woman that had a whole life ahead of her. To her family, all I can say is peace be with you. Jackie is now with her angels & will be with you always.

Anonymous said...

We never met each other, Jackie, yet when I count my loved ones you will always be there. Wherever life may take me , makes little difference for I know your family will be forever in my prayers. Your work on earth was done baby girl. The Lord has called you home. We will meet some day. Untill then, whenever We think of you and our hearts tighten We will know you are near giving US a "Heart HUG"!
In Christ, Martina

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say to the family and friends that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I could not imagine losing a child.

Anonymous said...

OUR HEART BREAKS FOR THE HARTMAN FAMILY. NEVER HAVING MET JACKIE WE FEEL AS THOUGH WE KNOW HER NOW. WHAT A SWEET GIRL SHE MUST HAVE BEEN. BEING A PARENT OF 2 TEEN-AGE DAUGHTERS MYSELF - WE FEEL THE HARTMAN'S PAIN. MY HUSBAND HELPED IN THE SEARCH FOR HER AS WE DRIVE HWY 87 NEARLY EVERY WEEKEND FROM MARICOPA TO TONTO BASIN. THAT DRIVE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN. JACKIE HAS BEEN ON OUR MINDS FROM DAY 1 AS IF SHE WERE OUR OWN. WHAT A WAY TO BRING A COMMUNITY TOGETHER AND JACKIE DID JUST THAT. MAY GOD BLESS THE HARTMANS' AND GIVE THEM THE STRENGTH THEY NEED AND MAY JACKIE REST IN PEACE.
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES,
BURNELL & DANA VOLLAN
MARICOPA, AZ

Anonymous said...

I can not express the sadness going through me right now. I don't know Dave very well, but he is wonderful man to work with. I can't imagine what their family is going through. Having a yound child myself, it scares me to see what is going on out in the world. My thoughts and prayers are with Dave and his family. Jackie is in a better place and will be watching over them.

Anonymous said...

MAY THIS MONSTER ROT IN HELL --- EYE FOR AN EYE IS THE WAY IT SHOULD BE. I AGREE THERE SHOULD BE A "JACKIES' LAW" WHICH WOULD ALLOW PARENTS TO DO A BACKGROUND CHECK ON THEIR CHILDRENS' DATES. WITH ALL WHO CAME TOGETHER (I.E. FRIENDS, FAMILY AND TOTAL STRANGERS) TO SEARCH FOR JACKIE - I DON'T THINK YOU'D HAVE TO ASK ALL OF US TWICE TO HELP PUSH THIS LAW.

Anonymous said...

Before you is a future all unknown, a path untrod; beside you is a friend well loved and known, He is the Lord who heals all your wounds...

Anonymous said...

My prayers go out to the Hartman family.

The Katz Family said...

My daughter, Madison, is friends with Briana. There has not been a day that goes by that we didn't think about and say a prayer for Jackie and her family. May God be with you all. Jackie has touched and changed our lives forever. Please let us know what we can do to help.

Anonymous said...

I worked briefly with Jackie. She would transport patients to and from my floor. I have to say that in the short time we worked together, I never once saw her without a smile. So sweet, and cheerful. Always stopped to say hi. I will truley miss her smiling face. I know she is not suffering now and she is now blessing heaven with that sweet smile and cheerfulness. Jackie- it was an honor to have known you.

Anonymous said...

Jackie,

Thank you for being a part of our extended family for the last five years. You were a great friend and sister to Monica and Nicole. You were always kind and encouraged them to support each other because that's what sisters do. You set such a great example by the love you shared with Randi. We miss your smile, sparkling blue eyes and your sweet giggle. You and Randi stayed the night with Monica on January 26th. I remember waking up at 6:00 in the morning on the 27th and you girls were still up playing twister. You were supposed to stay the night again on the 27th and I really wish you had. You touched so many lives in a positive way and we will never be the same. We love you.

To Dave, Cara, Randi and Brianna, We're so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. As a parent, I want Dave and Cara to know that they did an absolutely wonderful job raising their girls. Both Jackie and Randi have shown us their beauty, inside and out. I'm sure Brianna is following in their footsteps. Jackie always spoke highly of her parents and had a sparkle in her eyes when she spoke of you. If there's anything we can do for you please don't hesitate to ask.

Randi,

Please don't be a stranger. You're always welcome in our home.

Hugs,

Shawn and Micheal Davidsen
Nicole and Monica Johnson

Anonymous said...

Words can not begin to express the heartache I feel for Jackie and her family. As a parent we want to protect our children from all that is evil in this world, but how can we do that without clipping their wings and pushing them away? From everything I've heard and seen, you raised a beautiful child in Jackie! I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers go out to you. May God grant you the peace and comfort you need to get through this horrible tragedy!

Anonymous said...

One chapter is over and a new one now begins. I only went out searching for Jackie once, but it was one of the toughest things I have ever had to do. Bless the family, the volinteers, and especially the Bennett family for all they did. Be strong. Our toughts and prayers are with you.

Clark

Anonymous said...

I am a HON employee in Torrance and I want your family to know that so many of us here in Torrance have kept Jackie and your family in our thoughts and prayers over the past few weeks. We may be miles away and not know you personally but we feel like extended family and this has touched us very deeply. May God bless you all and please know that we will continue to keep you in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

I am relieved that Jackie has been found. Every night I would watch the news and come on this website at least once a day for updated information. I don't know what drew me so close to this event. I didn't know Jackie or the Hartman family but when I heard about what had happened I felt that I needed to help. My mom, dad and I took a Sunday off to travel the desert roads. We spent about nine hours out there looking for any clues. I wanted so bad to find her. I wanted closure for her family. I wanted justice for Jackie.

I want to say that Gary did a wonderful job making sure everyone knew where they were going and what to do. Gary was so passionate about marking off every road and trail, making sure no stone was left unturned. He was determined to find her.

I also want to say thank you to the generous people who donated their time and money to provide the food and drinks for us. It was very much appreciated.

To the Hartman family: I am sorry for what has happened but I am relieved that Jackie can be put to rest. Please remember that you have lots of people who love you, who care about you and who are thinking of you.

Sincerely,
L.L.

Anonymous said...

Items left from the search efforts include:
- Green Coleman folding chair
- Turquoise and yellow double folding chair
- 6 ft folding table w/ last name written inside.

If these items belong to you, please contact me at below email address:
gmartingoolie@yahoo.com

Thanks so much for your help during the search efforts!

Anonymous said...

As I sat trying to think of something to write, my daughter called me on the phone, she is 15 years old, and I started crying, she asked me why, I told her that someone took an Angel (Jackie) away from her family. My daughter told me not to cry, because Jackie is in a better place, she is with God and the other Angels that were taken from us too soon. May God heal your broken hearts. Rosie

ed & Linda said...

Dave & Cara -
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, Randi, Brianna, and your extended families and friends. We came together during the search and will continue to live through this terrible tragedy together as this evil person gets his due. Kelly & Gary are phenomenally good people, and I am proud to be an acquaintance of theirs, and a friend of yours.
The few times we were fortunate enough to meet Jackie was enough to know how special she was. I hope you know there are many people anxious to help in any way they can, but it is difficult to know how much help you want as we do not want to intrude during this difficult time for your family. Not a day goes by that we are not thinking about you & Jackie and this terrible tragedy. Just know that your friends are here for you and you should not hesitate to ask for anything!

Anonymous said...

The important thing now is for the Hartman family to heal and once justice is served to move on and not let thier lives be defined by this tragic event but to grow stronger from it. We all know that Jackie is in a good place but the family needs to look past any doubts and possibles regrets and wonder if they could have done something to prevent this or to have taught Jackie to know better. I can only imagine the self blame I would feel if this happened to my family. Dave is the kind of guy who will analyze this over and over in his head but nothing can change now. So I hope he finds it in him not to hold himeself to blame (and not for what the other guy did but as a father). God will make things right in the end but today the Hartman's need to live thier lives and always remember what they had and will always have which is Jackie's love.

As for the bastard who did this, well lets just say that we can only hope that one day he actually feels remorse for his actions and that only God and the Hartman's can forgive him and if the Hartman's do forgive him, they will be better off for it and can truly have peace. Either way, let him know the pain he caused!

Godbless...

Anonymous said...

Peace be with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Where do we go, who do we email, which politicians office do we start calling to tell them letting this murderer off easy is not ok? Arizona needs to make some noise to get justice. Anyone?

Anonymous said...

I agree, let the Hartmans mourn which is what they need right now, but let the rest of us defend them.

Anonymous said...

I agree. We can probably start by e-mailing the govenor and the attorney general's offices. The more voices, the more attention they are going to give this case. Don't let them have a day without hearing or seeing Jackie's name until the trial is OVER!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Straight from the attorney generals website:
For general questions relating to the Attorney General's Office, please email us at ag.inquiries@azag.gov or contact us by phone or mail at:
Attorney General Terry Goddard
Office of the Attorney General
1275 West Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602.542.5025
Fax 602.542.4085
800.352.8431 (outside Phoenix and
Tucson)

and from the Governors office:
The Governor's office is located in the
Executive Tower at the State Capitol
The full mailing address is:
The Honorable Janet Napolitano
Governor of Arizona
1700 West Washington
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Telephone (602) 542-4331
Toll Free 1-(800) 253-0883
Fax (602) 542-1381

I'm working on my letters now! It will take you less than a half an hour to send a letter. Let our voices be heard!

Ernie Gammons said...

To the Hartman family,
There is no possible way I can express our deepest and greatest respects to you. Jen and I have your family in our hearts and prayers everyday. Knowing what wonderful and loving parents the two of you are, shows there are still those that care about family values. We will be there whenever you need our support.

Gary and Kelly Bennett,
You are amazing and it's an honor knowing the two of you. The two of you dedicated everything you had to the Hartman family and all of the volunteers during this difficult and heart wrenching time. What a way to Cowboy Up.

Anonymous said...

It was disturbing when I came home one day to see that investigators had taped off the area where I live. Getting closer to my apartment I witnessed 6 people dressed in all white going through our garbage can. Then when I went to check the mail I saw posters up of a missing women. Finally, I spoke with the maintenance man, he said,"I found a purse in the dumpster." He then told me how odd it was to find money and personal items that were still left in the bag. He said "They called the police and the purse ended up belonging to a women that had been missing." I was shocked learning about other items they found in our dumpster. It makes me leary everytime I come home. It's so close to home it makes me emotional talking about her. I hope her soul is put to rest. It's a shame there's evil people in society like Jonathon Burns. God bless the Hartman family and the pain they are suffering. Hopefully this can put some closure on her disapearance. As a parent I feel your pain. Be strong, remember the times you had with your little girl and know she will always be with you in soul and in heaven. She looks like a little angel it's such a shame this happened.

Anonymous said...

To everyone who searched for Jackie. You guys are strong.

I was friends with Jackie for a while in high school and a change in our schedules caused me and jackie to lose contact. every now and then we would talk on myspace but even then it wasn't very often. I regret that I didn't stay in contact with her. When I knew her she was an amazing girl. Super sweet. She was absolutely BEAUTIFUL. How this man could ever THINK about doing this to her in uncomprehendable. I'll never forget the last time me and jackie talked to eachother on graduation night. She touched my life even in the short time I hung out with her. I'll never forget her in all my life.. The question in my head that may never be answered is "why?" "how could this happen to someone like Jackie?"

My prayers continue to go out to her family. I know her sister was so close to her. God Bless

Anonymous said...

Jackie's Law sounds like a great idea. I completely agree!!

Anonymous said...

To the Hartman family and Jackie's Friends, I'm so sorry about the loss of Jackie. I did'nt know Her but I can tell she was one remarkable person. The world has lost a fresh good young person. Your family will only get stronger and hold each other tighter.

Anonymous said...

Feb 16, 2008 12:30 am....

It's now a year later....

The night before the Community Spirit Celebration, that is being held in Jackie's honor, and to benefit the Jackie Hartman Memorial Foundation. A Foundation set up by the Hartman's to help, offer succor to, and to help locate resources that most families never need to know are out there, and available to them in times of such overwhelming distress.

I knew Jackie as a child when Dave (proud Father that he is) would bring his girls to work with him on "Bring Your Child to Work" day at Hon. They usually did more work than he did, too. (Only because Dave is one of those rare individuals, whom everybody knows, and wants to talk to... a true Buffalonian!) While Dave, in his usual, self-effacing way, would tease his girls, and have them run errands for him, you could see the loving pride in his eyes every time his gaze fell upon them.
It broke my heart when I heard what had happened. I was out on medical leave after an accident, and couldn't move around at all... let alone drive over rough terrain that, as it turns out, I knew like the back of my hand. Many, many weekends out at Sycamore creek in the Sandrail and 4 wheeling with friends.

To this day, I can't fathom the strength, the courage, and the humanity that my friend Dave showed to me when he came back to us at Hon. I don't know how he did it. It must have been because he knew, KNEW... that we were all his family now. Yes, even those of us that couldn't help in any kind of tangible way. We had to use what was available to us... Our prayers.

So... A long year has passed. For most of us, life goes on as before.
For our friends... I know that it is still a struggle to cope with the unbelievable fact that this is a reality, and not a nightmare that one day, they will awaken from.

But this year, I can make a very small difference.
I was honored, make that EXTREMELY honored, when I was asked if I would be willing to donate a piece of my original art, which would then be put up for auction, the proceeds which would be compiled with the myriad other items that others, such as I, had proudly offered in the hopes that other families would in some way, find some sort of solace in the search for their loved ones.
To the Bennett's, the Gammon's, the Phoenix's, Sogard's, Akbari's, Nolan's, and on, and on, and on... of this extended Honeywell family, in addition to the countless neighbors, volunteers, community officials, friends, and myriad others from around the world (as you will see if you go back and read the entries one by one...).
You are making a difference.
I have read several entries from those among us who have expressed their outrage, and the darker sentiments that the evil ones that proliferate among us, bring to bear. I have my own feelings regarding that piece of offal, but will not dignify this space with such sentiments.
I speak for myself alone in that regard, and it is not, in any way, ant type of chastisement to those of us that have bared their fangs, and souls, that being the only recourse left to them. I have my own thoughts in that regard, so i fully understand.

Bid with vigor on the items put forth! Make a difference to those that we DON'T know! Many of those who volunteered last year, didn't know Jackie.

But in the larger scheme of things, with circles rotating alongside other circles, one day, your friend, your co- worker, your own family, may absolutely need the support that a community, a collective Humanity, can render.

Respectively,

Dennis R. Green

Aunt Suzanne said...

It has been 2 years now, and I came here and read through these comments. Tears rolled on down my face. It still hurts so much. My niece-my bubble belly. Jackie and I would talk while she was filling out college scholarship questionaires. She would be so exhausted and I would try to make her laugh and keep her awake so she could get them done on time. I think about her alot. I think about my brother and sister in law, and bow my head in prayer for them, cause I dont tell them I love them enough. I think about Brianna, and pray for her too. I try to call Randi and talk to her, but she never answers her phone anymore. (atleast not for me) 2 years ago was the first time I ever met or spoke to any of Davids family. I guess I miss them too. I know that justice will come soon on swift wings. I still love you Jackie, Miss you so much and hold your loving memory so dear. Dont wake up yet baby, Jesus isnt back yet, but he will be here soon-Aunt Suzanne