Alice Bartelt Obituary, Death Cause – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a remarkable individual, Alice Bartelt. Alice’s sudden departure has left a void that will be deeply felt by the Zonta International Board and the entire global Zonta International community. We mourn the loss of a trusted advisor, a cherished friend, and an unwavering advocate for women and girls. Alice’s journey with Zonta began in 2011 when she joined the Zonta Club of Corvallis, embarking on a path of dedicated service and leadership. Her commitment to the cause was evident as she assumed the role of club president from 2016 to 2018. Through her tireless efforts, she made a lasting impact on her club and the wider Zonta community.
Beyond her local contributions, Alice served as District 8 Parliamentarian for many years, offering her expertise and guidance. She further extended her role as Parliamentarian to the Zonta International Board, serving from 2016 until her recent passing. Her insights and wisdom were invaluable to the organization’s decision-making process. Alice was not only a dedicated Zontian but also a professional registered parliamentarian, belonging to esteemed organizations such as the National Association of Parliamentarians and the American Institute of Parliamentarians. She generously shared her expertise as a parliamentarian with various organizations, including the Women First Fund, American Association of University Women in Oregon, Oregon Association of Parliamentarians, Episcopal Diocese of Oregon, Sons of Norway, and League of Women Voters of Oregon.
In addition to her service within Zonta, Alice was an active member of the American Association of University Women and served on the boards of the Women First Fund, Oregon Women Lawyers, the Columbia Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and the Diversity Section of the Oregon State Bar. Her dedication to a multitude of causes reflected her unwavering commitment to justice and equality. Alice’s professional career was marked by 25 years of service in the field of worker’s compensation law. Her retirement in March 2007, after working as a staff attorney at SAIF Corporation, allowed her to dedicate even more time and energy to her passion for advocacy and service. As we mourn the loss of Alice Bartelt, we celebrate her enduring legacy of dedication, service, and advocacy. Her profound impact on the lives of women and girls, both locally and globally, will be remembered with gratitude and admiration.