Obituary: Janice Gaye Bartell

Janice Gaye Bartell

Janice Gaye Bartell, 78, of Dallas, died Jan. 3 in Dallas.

She was born in Dallas to Chet and Doris Dodson.

She grew up on the family’s farming homestead as a fourth-generation Oregonian. She had fond memories of bottle feeding lambs and was a star volleyball player at Perrydale High School, class of ’55.

She married Dr. D. Robert Bartell, M.D., on April 7, 1956. She raised their family in Albany.

They began living part time in Palm Springs, Calif., at various country club settings. They retired to a waterfront home on Devils Lake in Lincoln City, where they lived until moving to the Dallas Retirement Village.

Her favorite joys were making her famous snickerdoodle cookies and crafting special cards for all the important people in her life. Creating beautiful gardens and Disney were her passions.

She had a flair for decorating every holiday and season perfectly.

Survivors include her husband of almost 60 years, Donald Robert Bartell; children, Terri Bartell (Thomas) Cafazzo, Pam Bartell (Brian) Vaughan, and Susan (Bill) Loomis; siblings, Shirley Bird, Darlene Seeger, and Dean Dodson; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and extended family.

Celebration of life is Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Belcrest Memorial Park, Salem.

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