Harriett Kathryn LaMar, 93, passed away Jan. 1, 2015 at her home in Naples, Florida. Henry G. “Hank” LaMar, her loving husband of 72 years, preceded her in death.
Born Aug. 25, 1921, in Poseyville to Roy E. and Farrie Gwaltney, she and her family later moved to Princeton where Harriett graduated from Princeton High School. She and Hank (also of Princeton) married on June 15, 1942 in Washington D.C.
Upon their completion of Hank’s service in the U.S. Navy, Hank and Harriett returned to Princeton to establish their home and family business, City Motors, Inc. In addition to raising her two children, Stephen C. (Cindy) LaMar and Susanne (John V Jr.) Barnett she participated in many community activities; the Cub and Girl Scouts, Pink Ladies, PEO and Psi Iota Xi. She was an avid golfer who also, while in her sixties, learned to play tennis.
In 1985, the LaMars moved to their retirement home in The Wilderness Country Club, Naples, Florida. In their ensuing 30 years they made many new and dear friends and played many rounds of golf, which they both so enjoyed.
In addition to Steve and Susanne, Harriett is survived by her four grandchildren; Jeffrey L. (Meghan McDonald) Barnett; Callane N. Barnett; T. “Toby” Grant LaMar; and Lili K. LaMar, as well as great granddaughter Mischa O. Dincer.
Harriett was preceded in death by siblings, Phyllis Humphrey, Robert Gwaltney, Joyce Kennard, Sue (Hemmer) Andrews, Peggy Jackson and Jack Gwaltney. She is survived by sister Doris Mattingly of Lafayette, and Max Gwaltney of Port St. Lucie, Florida as well as several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held in Princeton this summer.