James Francis Bartlett
January 28, 1950 – August 10, 2015
James Francis Bartlett, 65, died August 10, 2015, at his home in Los Angeles, CA. He is survived by his wife, Annette, his two children, Jameson and Caitlin, his sister, Kate, and brother, John.
James was born on January 28, 1950, in Mt. Edgecombe, AK to Pauline (Knudsen) Bartlett and Jack Bartlett, pioneer educators in the Territory of Alaska where they lived in rural villages before moving their family to Fairbanks. James was widely known in Fairbanks, having been part of many successful and popular music groups and theater productions. James was once selected to perform at the Kennedy Center as part of a national collegiate competition in theater arts.
James attended the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, where he studied Theatre Arts. In 1980, he moved to Los Angeles where he attended and graduated from the University of Redlands with a degree in Business Management. He also obtained paralegal certification and had a successful professional career in the Los Angeles area.
He married Annette (Schaff) Bartlett on December 28th, 1982, while living in Santa Barbara, CA. They have two children, Jameson William Bartlett (25) and Caitlin Dakota Bartlett (23), plus two dogs – Lily (15) and Jake (2). He loved his family deeply and enjoyed the many fulfilling, busy days they shared while raising their family in the small town of Culver City, CA, surrounded by the adventurous big city of Los Angeles, CA.
James will be deeply missed by his many friends and family including his sister Kate and husband Bill Lacher, New Orleans, LA—their children Janna (Dimitri) Karnezis, Rancho Mission Viejo, CA and Ben (Caitlin) Lacher, Baton Rouge, LA—and his brother John Bartlett, and his children James (Cecilia) Bartlett and Jesse Bartlett, who all reside in Fairbanks, AK. A memorial service is planned for his many friends and family in Fairbanks. James made annual visits to New Orleans and made many friends there who have expressed their love and wish to be counted in the number who will miss him dearly. A casual gathering of friends and family will be held Friday, August 14, from 3 pm to 6 pm (until sundown) at Lindberg Park, 5041 Rhoda Way, Culver City, CA 90230. Please stop by – eulogy and moments of sharing at approximately 4 pm.
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