Laurence Wood Bartlett obituary

Laurence Wood Bartlett Obituary

charlotte, New Mexico, United States

February 04, 1928 - October 06, 2017

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Laurence Wood Bartlett obituary

Laurence Wood Bartlett Obituary

Feb 04, 1928 - Oct 06, 2017

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Laurence (Larry) Wood Bartlett, Jr. died in Las Cruces, NM on October 6, 2017 at the age of 89.Laurence is survived by his wife of 69 years Virginia Hardesty Bartlett of Las Cruces; his daughter, Judith Bartlett Humphreys and husband Doug of Las Cruces, NM; his son, Laurence Wood Bartlett III and wife Debra of Ft. Worth, TX, his daughter, Donna Bartlett Bochnowski and husband John of Anthony, NM; grandchildren Mark Bochnowski, Sara Humphreys Neel, Christopher Bartlett, Daniel Humphreys, Amy Bochnowski Muro, Jeff Bartlett, Ryan Bochnowski, Tracy Bartlett Darbonne; and 19 great grandchildren Jordan Bochnowski, Taylor Bochnowski, Aydan Muro, Madison Muro, Ivy Bochnowski, Kaylynn Bartlett, Annalee Bartlett, Sophie Bartlett, Rebecca Bartlett, Charlotte Darbonne, Samuel Darbonne, James Neel, Charity Neel, Catherine Neel, Zoe Neel, Natalie Neel, Isaac Neel, Ayanna Humphreys, Asa Humphreys; and his brother Donald Henderson Bartlett and wife Helen of San Antonio, TX. He is preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth Bartlett Caramanico.Major Bartlett (retired US Army) was born on February 4, 1928 at West Point, NY to Colonel Laurence W. Bartlett and Helen Bartlett. He graduated from Army Officer Candidate School, Ft. Sill, OK in 1951. He retired from the U.S. Army as a Major after 23 years of service. He was a Korean War Veteran, an FAA Designated Flight Examiner, Flight Instructor, and co-founder of Lube-N-Go, Inc – Convenient Car Care. Major Bartlett was a member of the Military Officers Association and a Founding Director of the Order of the Indian Wars Club.Major Bartlett was a Designated Pilot Examiner for the following ratings: Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Instrument Pilot, Flight Instructor, Instrument Instructor, and Airline Transport Examiner. He received numerous FAA Flight Safety Awards including The Wright Brothers "Master Pilot" Award. Major Bartlett is listed in the El Paso Aviation Hall of Fame.Major Bartlett had many hobbies and interests including photography, the history of the Civil War, History of the U.S. Army in the west, shooting and reloading, and he was a historical reenactor of the 1830-1840 western fur trapper period.Major Bartlett was a member of Grace Covenant Church of Las Cruces, NM and a faithful and dedicated Christian. He gave to many ministries including the Salvation Army.A funeral is scheduled for Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Grace Covenant Church with a reception to follow at Good Samaritan Village, Las Cruces, NM. Pastor Doug Coyle will be the officiator of the ceremony. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Salvation Army and/or the War Eagles Museum, Santa Theresa, NM. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Mesilla Valley Hospice for their care.
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