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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Former Tekoa farmer Bartlett to celebrate 100th birthday


February 13, 2020

Roy Bartlett

Roy Bartlett

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...

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