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Joan Margaret Melton Bartay
Birth: Apr. 1, 1922
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
Death: May 27, 2007
Azle
Tarrant County
Texas, USA

Joan M. Bartay, 85, an entrepreneur, died May 27, 2007.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Survivors include her son, Louis A. Bartay III and wife Sheri; granddaughters, Leah Bartay, Lori Turnbow and husband Billy; grandson, Louis A. Bartay IV; and seven great-grandchildren.

(Obituary from the Azle News Online in Azle, Texas.)

Visit Joan's homepage here, which contains an archive of her genealogy research.

Joan was also a long-time active member of the Hollywood Underground grave hunting Yahoo group, a valued and beloved contributor since 1998. On September 30, 2004 she wrote to the group the following regarding her burial place:

"I got out of the hospital, my head is not clear yet from them putting me under. By the way, that growth on my liver that they did a biopsy on is NOT cancer. Isn't that wonderful?!! I was so sure I was a goner that I went over to Mt. Olivet
and purchased my funeral. I have had 10 lots there ever since my grandmother (Joan Margaret the first, I am the 2nd, and my great granddaughter is the 3rd.) She gave them to me when I was 16 and I am 82 now."

She is missed and remembered fondly.

Thank you to Allen Wheatley at teafor2.com for supplying the image of Joan's marker, pre-burial.

Special thanks to Hollywood Undergrounder Colleen Tebo for visiting Joan's grave in person in May 2008, taking her flowers and supplying the current photo of her headstone! 
 
Burial:
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 14 Companion Garden, Lot 107, Space 8
 
Created by: Lisa Burks
Record added: Apr 25, 2008
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In honor of our Eagle Mountain chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution member Joan Melton Bartay. Joan was a proud member of DAR since 1960, and is fondly remembered by her DAR sisters.Deborah HinckleyOrganizing Regent, Eagle Mountain DARAzle, Texas
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 Added: May. 19, 2013
With Fondest Memories~
- Melissa
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