Today the Edgewater community lost a Saint. Longtime Edgewater resident Gina Hartley passed away on the morning of April 13, 2017 at the age of 54.
Regina Maureen Hartley was born February 20, 1963. She attended local Edgewater schools and graduated from Jefferson High School as a Saint in 1981. She then attended University of Denver, graduated with an Elementary Education degree and started her career as a school teacher.
In recent years, Gina owned Edgewater Coffee Company which served as a hub for the community. Edgewater Coffee Company was located in the space which is currently occupied by Coda Coffee on 25th Avenue between Ames and Sheridan. Gina hired local students from Jefferson High School and saw her business as a community hub. She served much more than coffee as she listened to people’s stories and connected them with local resources and people. Local art from school children and aspiring artists filled the walls. The stage in Edgewater Coffee hosted many local musicians and launched the career of Tomara Conrad.
Here’s a glimpse of Gina at Edgewater Coffee Company:
Gina will be remembered for her big smile and large heart for her family, education and the Edgewater community.
Celebration of Life Service
Monday, April 24
Saint Dominic Catholic Church
2905 Federal Boulevard
Denver, Colorado 80211
Arrangements are being handled by Olinger Moore Howard Chapel. Click here for more details.
Feel free to leave your thoughts and memories of Gina and her impact.
Gina Hartley Scholarship Fund
In lieu of flowers Gina would love for people to donate to a scholarship fund that has been set up in Gina’s name. This was one of Gina’s deepest wishes, that she could continue to help the Edgewater Community that she loved so much.
She wants to help Jefferson High School students, who just like her needed grants and help in order to go to college.