Bartos, Lola Harriet (Ruhl) (November 7, 1907 - July 29, 1977)

Mrs. Lola Bartos, 69, died

Friday at Memorial Hospital in Douglas

Douglas Budget - August 4, 1977

Mrs. Lola Bartos died Friday morning, July 29, at the Converse County Memorial Hospital. she had been a patient since Monday of that week, undergoing a check-up following a lingering illness. She was 69 years old at the time of her death.

Lola Harriet (Ruhl) Bartos was born in Douglas on Nov. 7, 1907, to Samuel Harry Ruhl and Bertha Gertrude (Thomas) Ruhl.

Daughter of a true Wyoming pioneer family, her parents arrived in Douglas in 1887. Her father worked as a blacksmith and cabinetmaker and he was later credited with being a co-designer and co-builder of the first modern sheepwagon as we know it today. Along with two of his brothers and his father, he was also a charter member of the famous early-day Douglas Coronet band, a fact Mrs. Bartos was quite proud of.

On her mother's side of the family, she was a direct descendant of the famous Civil War Union General George H. "The Rock of Chickamauga" Thomas.

For many years Mrs. Bartos worked for the Douglas BUDGET and since her retirement has continued to report the "comings and goings" of many Douglas families in her column "Round About".

She was united in marriage to Glen Roy Bartos on Oct. 31, 1929 at the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Mabel and Harry George in Douglas. To this union were born six children; Billy Gene, Donald Roy, Dorothy Ann, twins Robert Glen and Richard Lee, and Mildred Noreen.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen, in January 1979; infant son Donald Roy in 1932; and twin son Robert "Bob" Bartos who died in a logging accident in Nov. 1970. Also preceding her in death were her parents and three sisters, Edna Elizabeth Fowler, Mabel Pearl George and Winifred Ruhl, who died when still a child.

Survivors include son Bill Bartos, who lived with her at the time of her death; daughter Dorothy Ann "Dode" Ryan of Worland; surviving twin son Marine Sergeant Richard Lee "Dick" Bartos of Santa Ana, Calif.; and daughter Mildred Noreen "Mickey" Solari of Satellite Beach, Fla. Also surviving are 24 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 2, from the chapel of the Stark-Lapham Mortuary in Douglas. Burial was at Douglas Park Cemetery.

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