Thomas Fredrick Bartlett Jr.

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Thomas Fredrick Bartlett Jr. Thomas Fredrick Bartlett Jr. age 80 of McKinleyville Ca., Died February 22nd 2014. Tom Bartlett was born in Eureka CA on September 22, 1933. He was the son of Tom and Helen (Ross) Bartlett. He lived all of his life in Humboldt County except for the time serving his country in the United States Air Force. Tom was especially proud that his father's family who were among the early settlers of Humboldt County. Tom spent his early life on his parents homestead on Redwood Creek and Grouse Mtn. He graduated from Fortuna High School while working on the family ranch. He served in the Air Force as a mechanic on the Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas NV. While he was stationed in Nevada he met and married his wife Lois. Tom brought his new wife back to Humboldt County where he remained and raised his family. Tom was a passionate man about many things but what he enjoyed more than anything was deer hunting on the old family homestead with his brothers and a few close friends. He passed on his love of the mountain to his beloved daughter Lisa and Granddaughter Rachel. When Tom was at the cabin with his two girls he became a boy again playing games, building things, hiking, fishing and teaching them to love the outdoors as he did. He was truly happy at his cabin in the mountains. Tom is survived by his daughter Lisa Defouri; granddaughter Rachel Defouri; his brother Grant Bartlett, seven nieces, one nephew and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife Lois of 56 years, his parents-Tom and Helen, sister Delia, sister Gwen Downard, and brothers Jerry Bartlett and Bill Bartlett. He will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved him. Graveside service will be at Ocean View Cemetery, Eureka on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. Arrangements under the care of Sanders Funeral Home, Eureka. Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com and click on obituaries.
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Sanders Funeral Home - Eureka
1835 E Street  Eureka, CA 95501
707-442-2941
Published in Eureka Times-Standard on Mar. 5, 2014
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