Former Tekoa farmer Bartlett to celebrate 100th birthday
February 13, 2020
Roy Bartlett, a longtime Tekoa resident who married the farmer's daughter he worked for the summer after high school graduation - and once washed money at the Davenport Hotel - will turn 100 on Feb. 19.
A celebration will be held four days before for family and friends. He now lives independently at Bishop Place in Pullman.
Bartlett farmed 2,500 acres outside Tekoa; wheat, bluegrass, lentils and barley.
"I was more a city guy than I was a farmer," he said. "All the work we could get was farming."
He went to Latah High School, graduating in 1938. His future wife, Fern, a member of the Tekoa...