Anna and Tom Hart Sr.
Hart Jewlers, Grants Pass Oregon
By Edward Snook
Josephine County, Oregon – On June 15, 2009, 911 and a hospital couldn’t save Thomas Hart Sr. of Grants Pass, Oregon. Mr. Hart died on this day.
Mr. Hart owned Hart’s Jewelers located in downtown Grants Pass for many years and built his dream of selling fine jewelry into a very successful business that resulted in his building quite a substantial estate.
Living as a widower, during the few short years prior to his death, Thomas Hart Sr. struck a relationship with Anna Boyles, they fell in love and were married on May 19, 2007.
Shortly after Hart and Boyles struck their relationship, Anna states she started hearing of statements coming from Hart’s children that she felt were threatening, but figured that the children were just being a little possessive of their father and that this attitude would pass.
The attitude didn’t pass. According to court documents, letters written by Thomas Hart Sr., testimony of witness’s involved and other information received by the US~Observer Anna Hart has suffered alleged extreme abuse, threats and legal actions from her newly acquired step children. Many of these alleged actions actually occurred while Thomas Hart Sr. was still alive. The US~Observer obtained the following letter that is reported by a credible witness to be hand written by Thomas Hart Sr.
What Did Thomas Hart Sr.
Have To Say?
To my family
Tom Hart Jr. – Photograph – Mark B. Mann
You all know the circumstances regarding the death of your mother Mary Ann. It’s something I will never forget. I have a very good memory and I will always remember every year -every month -every day. I will always think I was a good husband and will always be grateful for the many years we had together. For 57 years we shared each decision and each one was made together. Many of them involved each of you. You can never doubt that we shared a deep love for one another and for our life together and for our family. I wish it had been me that died but it was not to be and I lost my beloved Mary Ann to death. My life will never be the same but I must accept that and I have done so. Life must go on.
As you know I have since done everything I could to protect the assets Mary Ann and I worked so hard to accumulate and to pass them on to the ones she loved in life. I am however alive and must continue to live. To this end I have attempted to do the best I can to enjoy the time I have left. I believe it’s better to do this than to spend all my remaining days in mourning. Perhaps when your time comes you will feel the same. I hope so. As you know I have a new person in my life. You may now believe that it is impossible to love another after so many years with a perfect wife and mother and yet it is true and it has happened to me.
Anna and I are deeply in love and I have found new meaning in my life. She had a hard life and had always dreamed of a family to enjoy life’s pleasures with together. Instead of this when she accepted me and we joined in marriage she doomed herself to a life of people who hate her for joining
with me in an attempt to enjoy the time we have left. There is no use in detailing all of the living hell she has gone through since she has been with me. You all know about it since you are the ones who brought it about. The supposed detective agency. The poisoning of her beloved Annie. A dog she had rescued from the pound and raised from a pup. Visits to all of her neighbors and resulting lawsuits. The loss of her Social Security benefits and medical coverage. The gossip that has been told about her and the attempt through senior services to get her away from me by a restraining order. The hate that has followed her in every attempt to reconcile the differences with you and be accepted as my wife. Indeed in spite of all of this you have been rewarded by still remaining my heirs and at this point still in my will etc. I still love you but for the life of me cannot understand why, my wife is not welcome in your homes and your lifes. Even my grandchildren and my own brother have been poisoned against me. Anna has gone through a hard time that she did not ask for and did not deserve. Incidentally Anna has been a very good and loyal wife. She takes care of me in every way. Makes sure I take my medications- eat correctly and is trying to preserve my life and make what time I have left a happy time. I have been blessed in life with two wonderful women. I have to accept the fact that I apparently also have a selfish family that either through greed or for some other purpose wish to absolutely control my life. Someday perhaps one of you will have children who attempt to have you declared incompetent in order to control your assets. I hope not. I write this letter with pain in my heart but with a wife who truly loves me and wants nothing from me but my own love.
In his letter Mr. Hart refers to a “restraining order” that was filed against Anna before her marriage to Hart. This reporter has listened to the tape of the hearing held before Judge Michael Newman on November 21, 2006 and we find, just as Thomas Hart Sr. did that Mr. Hart’s children gained the help of Phil Newton, an investigator with Senior Services to assist them in filing the bogus restraining order against Anna. The Observer has received numerous complaints regarding Newton being involved in corruption and he is currently facing criminal charges in Josephine County, Oregon. Newton and Hart’s children clearly didn’t want Mr. Hart having a relationship with Anna and in our opinion it is all about money. Judge Newman found that there was abuse based on the vague, manufactured lies told to him and he issued the restraining order. In fact, there was no abuse whatsoever, but plenty of lies, false accusations and groundless innuendos…
On January 12, 2007 Thomas Hart Sr. filed a new motion before Newman to have the coached and deceptive order lifted. During this hearing Hart told Newman about the lies that were leveled at Anna during the hearing when the order was issued. Hart stated, “I have a real problem with Phil Newton influencing my family.” Hart basically indicted his family and Phil Newton during this hearing and the restraining order was rescinded by Judge Newman after he thoroughly questioned Hart.
On August 7, 2008, Thomas Hart Sr., “with a broken heart,” revoked Tommy Hart Jr’s (Hart’s son) position as trustee. I should note that Tommy is still acting as trustee to this very day.
On May 1, 2009, Hart Sr. finally filed an elder abuse suit against his children Tommy and Cheryle Hart. In his complaint Hart Sr. laid out how his own attorney James Dole of Grants Pass, Oregon assisted his children in gaining control of his estate. In my next article I will provide more information from the elder abuse suit and the serious problems that attorney Dole is currently having with the Oregon State Bar.
On June 15, 2009, the day that Tommy and Cheryl Hart were to file a response in court to the elder abuse lawsuit Mr. Hart filed against them, Thomas R. Hart Sr. died. Subsequently, Ashland attorney Gary Turner curiously withdrew the elder abuse suit. Turner has failed to return our call to him, which leads me to believe he has something to hide – my readership will definitely read more about Turner in my next article…
It is sad that Thomas Hart Sr. had to endure such pain during his golden years and it is so, so sad that Anna Hart has been forced to endure the traumatic experiences that she has faced – one after another. One person close to Anna stated that the title of this article should be “For the Love of Money.” I assured this person that this title will indeed be used, but on my second article in which I will expose devastating evidence concerning the actions of all involved, including attorney malpractice and what I consider to be actual criminal offenses that have taken place in the case of Hart v. Hart. All involved can look forward to seeing their names and actions in the future bright lights of the US~Observer.
For the time being, Anna Hart has finally found an attorney who will file the appropriate motions needed to bring the truth out regarding Thomas Hart Sr. and the intentions that he clearly had, not only for his estate, but for his wife Anna Hart. I would urge Anna and her attorney Foster Glass to carefully look at the facts in this case and then start filing some much warranted lawsuits against some very bad people.
In our next edition we will explore in detail how our courts have been used to distort justice and those who have attempted to destroy Anna Hart wrongfully, including her own attorneys. I will also share alarming facts regarding Medford, Oregon attorney David B. Paradis and his role in this tragic story.