Nancy Bartlett

Nancy Bartlett 1959 – 2022

Nancy Bartlett passed away peacefully at her log cabin on September 11 as a result of radiation side effects on a brain tumor in 1996. She was born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania on July 7, 1959, and was the youngest of three children. She was preceded in death by her parents and survived by her husband Patrick Bartlett, a sister Linda Ramis and a brother Charles Rothrauff.

Her family moved several times during her early years before settling in Potsdam, New York in 1966. She attended the Campus Elementary School and graduated from Potsdam Central High school in 1977 where she played high school soccer and track and started dating her husband Patrick in 1974. She attended Radford College in Virginia, Morrisville College in New York, and finished at Castleton College in Vermont with a Bachelor’s degree in Art in 1981. She married her high school sweetheart, Patrick, in 1982 and moved to Mt. Hunger road in Barnard. She and her husband began cutting trees for their log cabin in 1984 while on Mt. Hunger and in 1986 purchased 11 acres on Greengate Road in South Barnard to build their log cabin on. They moved into their cabin in the fall of 1987 where she lived out her life.

She began work in Vermont at Killington Peak restaurant, Gillinghams Store, Woodstock Pharmacy, McDonald Real Estate Appraisers, Bartlett Forestry & Wildlife, and Taftsville Country Store. While working for Bartlett Forestry in the 90s she was one of the pioneers in learning and teaching many Vt consulting foresters, that had little computer knowledge, the Arc View forest computer mapping program. That was the beginning of the end of the paper-hand drawn forestry maps era to the very accurate GIS -GPS computer-generated forestry maps era.

Her love for the outdoors began in Potsdam where she took up fishing on her own as a teenager on the Raquette River and taught herself how to clean and cook her fish. She became an avid bow hunter in her 20s with her husband and harvested many deer with her bow and arrow in N.Y., Vt., and Ohio right up to the fall of 2021 in a wheelchair. She was also a crack shot with a rifle also filled many tags with her 30-06 and 50 caliber muzzleloader. Her middle name was Anne and many of us that hunted with her called her Annie in the woods, after the famous Annie Oakley. She rarely missed. She loved every form of fishing – year-round, foraging for morels in May, hunting wild turkeys, gardening, and raising dozens of pets over her lifetime.

Donations may be sent to: “GMCC (Green Mountain Conservation Camp) Endowment Fund” to help purchase equipment for the young adults that attend these camps to learn about the Vermont Outdoors and how to be an ethical hunter. Please mail your donation to: VT Fish and Game; Att: GMCC Endowment Fund; 1 National Life Drive Davis 2; Montpelier, Vt. 05620.

The first celebration of her life party will be held at the Barnard Town Hall in Barnard on Sunday, October 2nd, from 11 am to 3 pm. The second one will be held at the Firemen’s Field Day hall in Parishville, N.Y on Saturday, October 29th from 11 am to 3 pm.