Regina Anne Hartland

Regina Anne Hartland, age 52, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on May 20, 2015, at her home in Sedro-Woolley. She was born on July 8, 1962, in Long Beach, Calif. Regina was a nursing assistant for many years; she also was a youth minister for most of her life. Regina was married to Robert Harland on Jan. 30, 2000. For the last few years, Regina attended Christ the King Church in Sedro-Woolley and Mount Vernon.

Regina Ann Harland (Gina) was one of those people that if you met her, you wouldn’t forget. She had one of those hearts that would light up your life. She grew up unsure to a point because her life over the years was not easy by any means. Although she had only two kids by birth, Regina took in many kids over the years, most of whom still call her mom; she loved them all like they were her own.

Regina never had a lot of the things that most would want out of life. She never cared about the name brand things or having a big house or super nice cars. Her idea of a perfect life was simple. In the last couple of years, she got to find her long lost sisters Ruth Anderson and Linda Owens. I was so happy when they found each other after so many years.

One of my mom’s only dreams was to open a place for at-risk teens and young adults to learn life skills and help them back on their feet. Most who knew her would say she was kind but firm. She would sit there for hours talking to you to make you feel better about anything, or would give you everything she had if it was what you needed. My mother has touched the hearts of so many over the years. I know a lot of us will miss the sound of her singing, and that smile she would give no matter how hard times were for her. That light of God’s love through her eyes is the one thing I think we will miss the most.

Gina had many hobbies and interests. We will always remember going out singing with her and the way it would light her up inside. We can always remember how she loved to cook all the yummy things she would make, or the outfits she would make for the Renaissance Society, the jewelry she made, or the quotes she put so much love into. Her biggest hobbies till the day she died were helping those in need, even when I would get mad because she didn’t have everything she needed or would put herself last no matter how badly she needed whatever it was at the time.

Gina is survived by her son, Brian Keith Jeffries of Mount Vernon; grandsons Brandon, Aaron, Logan, and James; daughter Mandy Lynn Lockrem of Concrete; granddaughter Kayley; father Edwin Rinn; brother Ernest Rinn; and sisters Ruth Anderson, Linda Owens, and Lana Rinn.

A viewing will be held at Kern Funeral Home on Fri., June 5, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sat., June 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Graveside services will be held Mon., June 8, 2015, at noon at Hawthorne Memorial Park, with a reception to follow at Hillcrest Park. You may offer your condolences and share memories of Gina with her family online at www.kernfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home.

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