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1926 - 2011 Obituary Condolences

Jack Bartlett passed away in Oroville on June 9, 2011. Jack was born in Mt. Clair, West Virginia on November 14, 1926, the second oldest of twelve children born to Opal and Basil Bartlett.

He left West Virginia in 1942 to join the Navy, serving in the South Pacific during World War II aboard the USS Nashville. He received the Purple Heart for injuries received during a kamikaze attack on the Nashville in the China Sea, and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in San Francisco in 1945. There, while recuperating in the hospital, he met and married his wife, Jeanne Jensen of Oroville.

The young couple returned to the Oroville area, where Jack held a number of agriculture related jobs, and where he played baseball with the original Oroville Olives. He trained with the Purina Corporation in milling and blending of livestock and poultry feeds, operating feed mills in Lincoln and Auburn. He eventually owned and operated Freeway Feed and Seed in Citrus Heights, CA. He also owned and operated poultry ranches in Rio Linda and Burson, CA, and in Owensville, Indiana. Jack and Jeanne loved to garden, travel, play golf and pinochle, and host wonderful get-togethers for friends and family.

Jack and Jeanne returned to Oroville in 1973. While living in Oroville, Jack and Jeanne began Bartlett's Hearing Aid Center, which after 37 years continues to be owned and operated by the Bartlett family. Jack moved from Oroville to Hemet, CA in 1990, following the death of his wife, Jeanne Bartlett. He devoted much of the last 20 years working with the VFW and American Legion in Hemet.

Jack is survived by three children, Sandra Miller and Terry Bartlett of Oroville, and Darrell Bartlett of Chico. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his oldest great- grandson.

In accordance with Jack's wishes, his ashes will be scattered by the Navy in the San Diego Bay.

In memory of Jack, donations can be made to the American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Neptune Society of No CA, Chico Branch.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on June 18, 2011
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