George White Bartlett, Jr – 08/26/1987 – 05/18/1908
who lived in California for 70 years and Ukiah for 50 years, died Wed., Aug. 26 at a local hospital. He was born in Fairbury, Nebraska on May 18, 1908. Bartlett, a past Master of Abell Lodge, was the retired owner of Bartlett Oil Co. He is survived by his wife, Zella Bartlett, daughter Jean Schoen of Ukiah and numerous nieces and nephews. Bartlett and his wife would have celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary.
Bartlett building dedication slated Nov. 15 George Bartlett By FAE WOODWARD Community News Editor The late George Bartlett, who served as executive director of Ukiah Senior Center from 1976 to 1984, will be remembered by appreciative senior citizens Sunday when the center’s activities building is given his name. The Bartlett Senior Activities Building dedication ceremonies will begin at 1:30 p.m. There will be entertainment, the ceremonies themselves, a light buffet and dancing to the Happy Jazz Band. The event is expected to last until 5 p.m Jack Simpson, president of the Senior Center’s board of directors, and Mayor Colleen Henderson will be speakers during the ceremonies dedicating the building. Bartlett was born in Fairbury, Neb., May 18, 1908. In 1917, he moved to Santa Rosa where he attended high school and junior college. At a community dance in 1929, he met Zella Wolfe. They were married in October, 1931. The couple had one daughter, Jean, who later became Mrs. Gary Schoen. Jean Schoen today works in the library at Ukiah High School. As a young man, George Bartlett worked as a teller in the Exchange Bank and then in accounting at Ukiah Pioneer Oil. The family moved to Ukiah in 1937, and in 1938 Bartlett founded his own business, known as Bartlett Oil & Burner Company. He retired as its owner and operator in 1977. The business was located in the building now occupied by the Samoa Club. Bartlett, an Eagle Scout, was on the Council of DeMolay, past president of the 20-30 Club in Santa Rosa (Spring 1935), and past master of the Masonic Lodge in Ukiah. He took a deep interest in the Ukiah Senior Center from its beginning, when it was located on the corner of Clara and State Street. He continued his active interest in the center, even after his retirement as its executive director.
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