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Donald Harry Bartee

1927 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Donald Harry Bartee Obituary

57 year resident of Grand Terrace, CA, passed away on Oct. 11, 2017 at the age of 90. Born Aug. 11, 1927 in Riverside, California. Don graduated from Riverside Poly High School in 1945 and served in the Navy at the end of WWII.
In 1950 he married Mary Lou Kretz and moved to Ontario CA, where they had two sons, and Don worked as a commercial printer. In 1960 they moved to Grand Terrace were Don worked for A&D Printing in Colton and later owned the business, retiring in 1986. He was a director in the Colton Chamber of Commerce and a 40 year member of the Colton Kiwanis Club where he served a year as President.
For the past 16 years Don and his companion Arlene Weaver, have traveled the world and have been on several cruises. Besides traveling Don liked to garden, cook, play bridge, and volunteer at the Grand Terrace Senior Center, where he had been the Treasurer for the past 17 years. He is also a member of Eagles 997 and the Fontana Rialto Elks 2013.
Don was preceded in death by his wife of 51years Mary Lou and son Jeffrey. He is survived by son Gary; daughter- in-law Leda; 2 grandchildren Michael and Heather; 2 great grandsons Brandon and Tyler, and loving companion Arlene.
Friends and family are invited to attend a viewing on Oct . 25 from 4pm to 8pm and service at 1pm on Oct. 26 at The Valley View Chapel, Montecito Memorial Park, 3520 E Washington St., Colton, CA 92324. A Celebration of life to follow at The Grand Terrace Senior Center from 3:30pm to 6pm. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the or The .
Published in Press-Enterprise on Oct. 22, 2017
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