Bonnie Crouch Bartell
1/22/1925 - 12/24/2020
Bonnie Crouch Bartell, 95, passed away peacefully of natural causes at Fox Hollow Residential Care, Eugene OR, December 24, 2020. "She was a peach," said the Director, and that described Bonnie's attitude throughout life.
Bonnie grew up in Pittsburg Kansas. She was a cheerleader in high school. A favorite hobby was tap dancing. In 1947, Bonnie graduated in clothing design at the Kansas City Art Institute. She taught at both the Institute and the Kansas City Art Museum. In Kansas City, Bonnie met her future husband Army Medic James Bartell, and they soon moved to far away Oregon. In a lifelong union, they designed and built 11 houses in Eugene.
Bonnie was a fashion illustrator for Department stores in Kansas City, Portland, and Eugene. Throughout her life, Bonnie produced artwork in various media, including soft fabric sculpture, clothing, paper sculptures and decorations, lighting fixtures, ceramic sculpture, stone and metal collages, graphic design, and wood panels.
Bonnie's works are cited in two books, and she received 4 awards in art and advertising. Her works were displayed in 9 exhibits. Bonnie also had 4 commissions for large decorative translucent panels plus one 16' x 40' drapery panel at the Carson City Legislative Building.
Bonnie is sorely missed. She is survived by son Aaron, daughter-in-law Chris, grandsons Stefan and John, nieces Linda and Carol, along with close friends Barbara, Deb, Germain, Marilyn, Peg, and "D".
Arrangements entrusted to Musgrove Family Mortuary. Please access the obituary and you are invited to sign the guestbook at musgroves.com
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