By RODNEY D. BOAM
RaNae M. Bartlome, a long-time member of The Preston Citizen family, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, after a hard-fought battle with cancer.
For 15 years her accuracy and dedication to details made her a valuable member of the Citizen editorial staff. She had an engaging laugh and was always fun to be around. For 15 years, at exactly 5 p.m. her husband Don would call just to chat and check up on her. She told us he had done that from the time they were first married.
“RaNae was great person and good to work with. She was a real asset to The Preston Citizen. The paper was better because she worked there,” said Kelly Mickelsen, who worked with RaNae as a publisher of the Citizen for 15 years.
This past spring, RaNae came in after she was diagnosed with the disease and packed her stuff up and said she was going to retire due to her health concerns. She passed away at her Preston home.
She is survived by her husband Don Bartlome, of Preston; two sons, Don-Mikel (Amber) Bartlome, of Preston; and Nickolas Bartlome, of Preston. She is also survived by her mother Odetta Monson, of Preston and a “sister” Janene (Grant) Morgan, of Roy, Utah.
She was born on Aug. 1, 1950, in Preston to Axel Elvoid and Odetta Jennie Porter Monson. She married Don Bartlome on Dec. 15, 1982 in the Logan LDS Temple.
RaNae was an active member of the LDS Church where she served in the Primary for 10 years, the nursery and the library. She was a member of the DUP and served with a Bipolar Advocacy Group. She enjoyed crafts and scrapbooking and was an avid reader.
RaNae served an LDS mission to Minneapolis, Minn., and worked as a secretary at the Missionary Department at LDS Church Headquarters. She was well known at the Citizen where she worked as a copy editor.
She was preceded in death by her father, a sister Wanda Monson, and a brother Eldon Monson.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at noon in the Whitney Second Ward LDS Chapel with Bishop Jim Summers conducting. A viewing will be held on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E. in Preston, and Thursday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the church in Whitney. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com
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