Alvin D. Bartels 76, died Monday January 2nd, at his home in Vernal. Alvin served in the Army in 68 and from there he worked the oil fields and mines. It was not until his sister Lucy taught him to drive truck, that he found his true love and passion. He always had a story about the road or some dang driver to fill the silence, as well as a hat collection to go with every place he'd been.
He married Ilene Arroyo, but later divorced. They had three children Duane, Tabitha and Stacy.
He then married Mary Campbell, taking on her three girls Hannah, Misty and JoWanda as his own.
He was preceded in Death by son Alvin Duane Bartels Jr., daughter Stacy Childers, brother and sisters Eldora Wolf, Elvera Serfoss, Arnold Bartels and Lucy Ehrler.
He is survived by his wife Mary, daughter Tabitha Bartels, stepdaughters Hannah Kandle, Misty Campbell and JoWanda Jensen, brother Leondard Bartels, sister Loretta Straw and beloved nephew Daniel Bartels. As well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was loved by many and will be missed.
A viewing will be held Thursday, January 5th at the Blackburn Vernal Mortuary from 6-8 pm. Military Honors by the American Legion will follow. Services are under the care of Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.