Jack Arthur Bartell passed away at his home on November 5, 2014 surrounded by family.
Jack was born August 8, 1923 to Bernard and Jeanette Bartell in Portland, Oregon. The family later moved to Warren, Oregon, and in 1941 he graduated from Scappoose High School. Immediately after graduating at age 17, he joined the U.S. Navy. As soon as he completed boot camp, he was stationed at Pearl Harbor, where he witnessed the attack and helped rescue survivors. During the war, he received many medals, including the “Distinguished Flying Cross - 3 Stars.”
In 1949, Jack married Shirley Alice Drake, and they had three children. Jack worked as an electrican at Northwest Aluminum, where he later retired in 1985.
He always loved the outdoors, fishing, camping and traveling. He had a long list of hobbies over his lifetime, including gardening, carving wood and polishing rocks, to name a few. He was a member of The Dalles Rod & Gun Club and a past member of the Elks. He also loved to write letters to the editor for The Dalles Chronicle.
Shirley passed away in April of 1995 from cancer. After Shirley’s death, Jack was able to find his childhood sweetheart, Judy Sivers, through a class reunion at Scappoose High School.
Jack and Judy married in 1998, both members of The First Christian Church since 1999.
Survivors included his wife, Judy Bartell; sons, Michael and wife Maron of Portland, and Steven and wife Tempie of Imbler; daughter, Debra Morgan and husband Bob of The Dalles; three stepchildren, Judy Robbins of Salem, Jackie Rose and husband Glenn of Washugal, Wa., Robin Raitanen of Astoria; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Services will be held on November 22 at 11 a.m. at The First Christian Church, 909 Court Street, The Dalles.
Memorials may be made to The First Christian Church or the Oregon Veteran’s Home.
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