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Dick “Coach” Bartlett
05/30/1931 — 09/10/2018
From Kennewick, WA | Born in Pocatello, ID
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Dick “Coach” Bartlett
Richard ‘Dick’ Bartlett lived a full life and was called to The Lord on Monday, September 10, 2018 at his home in Kennewick, WA. Dick was born on May 30, 1931 to Cecil ‘Sid’ and Adele Bartlett in Pocatello, Idaho. He learned much from his parents that he passed on throughout his life coaching, teaching and mentoring others. He was the oldest of three – he is survived by his two sisters, Ellie Laney and Sharon Noesen.
Dick graduated from Pocatello High, earned his bachelor’s from Idaho State University and masters from College of Idaho, served his country for four years in the Air Force, before meeting the love of his life Sidney Eichenberger in 1955. The day they met, he declared that they would be married – four months later they were married in Boise, Idaho. Sixty-three years of marriage produced three beautiful daughters – Lonnie Chavez, Kent, WA; Tammy de Weerd, Meridian, ID; and Heidi Wilson, Kennewick, WA – two sons in marriage, Luis Chavez and Jan de Weerd; eight amazing grandchildren – Bart Huffman, Tara Mauk, Alyssa Douglas, Briana Chavez, Kaylie Small, RoAnne de Weerd, Savana Parke, Janelle de Weerd – and 14 great-grandchildren.
He had a rich career touching lives through his coaching and teaching at Borah High, Boise, ID; Mac High in Milton Freewater, OR; University of Idaho, Moscow, ID; and retired from Kennewick High School. He also was an entrepreneur at heart and businessman. He was active serving The Lord in Young Life, Walk with Christ, Steven Ministries, and more. He had many other titles – Master Gardener, golfer, lawn bowler, artist, sports fan, travel ministry at Central Church in Richland, Sergeant, Christian, competitor at everything, friend, but most important husband, father, and grandfather.
Services will be held on Sunday, September 16th at 2pm at Central Church in Richland, WA. Donations may be in Dick Bartlett’s name to Teen Challenge, Young Life, or ministry of your choice.