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Joan Margaret Melton Bartay
Birth: Apr. 1, 1922
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
Death: May 27, 2007
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 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! 
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
Find A Grave Memorial# 26393332
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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
 Added: May. 19, 2013
With Fondest Memories~
- Melissa
 Added: Jun. 11, 2011

- PaulineNozerosBabyGirl
 Added: Feb. 16, 2010
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