Pomeroy Washington Downtown National Historic District
Denzil Lee Bartels of Bothell, Washington, a former Pomeroy resident, died of cancer Tuesday [July 26, 1994] at Bothell. He was 66.
He was born Nov. 5, 1927, at Pomeroy and graduated from Pomeroy High School in 1944. He enrolled at Washington State College (now Washington State University) at Pullman in 1945. In 1948, he entered the U.S. Army, serving in Japan.
He married Beverly Danielson Aug. 25, 1950, and graduated from WSC with a degree in pharmacy in 1953. He worked at White's Pharmacy in Pullman for three years. He later managed Hulsey's Drug at Oroville, Wash., for two years.
From 1958 to 1979, he owned Brown's Drug at Pomeroy. He was employed by M & R Drug at Walla Walla until retiring in 1991. He and his wife later moved to Bothell.
Prior to graduating from college, he worked at the cannery in Pomeroy and in farming and television repair.
He enjoyed bowling, golf, gardening, reading, listening to Dixieland music, watching TV, snowmobiling, boating, spending time in the outdoors and traveling across the country with his wife in their mobile home. He also had a pilot's license and owned an airplane with his two brothers, Darrel and Duane.
He was a member of the Masons, Elks, and the Washington State Pharmaceutical Association.
Survivors in addition to his wife of Bothell are two daughters, Kathleen Ryan of Maple Valley, Washington, and Constance McLean of Sun Valley, Idaho; a son, Steve "Craig" Bartels of Spokane; two brothers, Darrel and Duane Bartels, both of Pomeroy; a sister, Phyllis Stallcop of Pullman; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Monday [August 1, 1994] at Pomeroy Christian Church.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or Memory Manor Nursing Home in Pomeroy.