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“I worked with Janet for many years at the City of Austin Budget Office. In asdditional to being professional and competent at all times, Janet was...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Mike Abkowitz - Austin, TX

“We arrived in Texas January 28, 1986 after leaving Minnesota in a blizzard. It was a hot day here in Texas so we put on shorts and washed our truck....Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Bonnie LeMere - Cedar Park, TX

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Carolyn and Edra Hanson ”
3 of 23 | Posted by: Carolyn Hanson - Austin, TX

“Our thoughts and parayers are with you all this week. ”
4 of 23 | Posted by: Daniel & Cori Stooksberry

“Gil, We are thinking of you and yours. Our condolences to you and the family. We can understand what a tremendous loss this was. I think of you...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: John and Liza Thrift - Bastrop, TX

“Linda and I are new friends in Gil and Janet's life although in the short time we have come to know Janet she was inspiration to us. Janet always had...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Steven & Linda Kuzins - Leander, TX

“I am so saddened to hear of Janet’s passing. I had the pleasure of serving with her on the parks board here in Cedar Park. I looked to her for...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Mike Tangorra - Cedar Park, TX

“Janet always brightened our day. I remember doing the prayer study with her and both of us waiting and hoping we wouldn't have to pray out loud as...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Debbie and Les Shaw - Georgetown, TX

“For all who served with Janet on the Cedar Park City Council, she will always be remembered as the fiscal conscience of the city. "How are we going...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Phil Duprey - Cedar Park, TX

“My husband was blessed to have known Janet for about 25 years. He lived down the street from them & Gannon is one of his oldest friends. They grew...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Amy & Jeff Niemann - Burnet, TX

“Janet was my contact for compliance of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Not only was she one of the most conscientious persons when this law was...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Dolores Gonzalez - Austin, TX

“I had the opportunity to meet and spend time with Janet and Gillis on several occassions while visiting my Aunt Bonnie and Uncle Tom as a child. She...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Kelly Crosby - Blaine, MN

“Dear beloved family: You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love Janet and Gil so much. We miss Janet and she will be in our thoughts forever. ...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Betty & Fred Chatham

“I met Janet only 4-5 times and what I remember is her big smile, good humor and always thinking of others. On my most recent visit, she brought me...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Pat Urtel - Stillwater, MN

“Our prayers are with you. ”
15 of 23 | Posted by: Pat and Bob Hilbig - Manchaca, TX

“I have many fond memories of my Goddaughter, and will miss her very much. My prayers are with you. ”
16 of 23 | Posted by: Gladys Hanson - Austin, TX

“Janet was more like a sister to me. We decided last year that that word more accurately described our relationship.She was the bravest person I have...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Cari Daugherty - Cedar Park, TX

“Janet was a beautiful person and a wonderful friend. Our love goes out to her family in this time of loss. She will be missed greatly ”
18 of 23 | Posted by: Jim and Jean Price - Austin, TX

“I have so many wonderful memories of Janet that it's impossible to pick just one. Do you remember when we were at the Capitol during the vigil, and...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Lyn von Roeder - Austin, TX

“Gillis - my prayers have been said for you and your family. Take comfort in the Lord and know that Janet is standing with him smiling down on you...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Caren Lee - Round Rock, TX

“Gillis, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. We all know what a special woman Janet was and how involved she was in the...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Lynne Wernli - Cedar Park, TX

“She will be missed. God bless ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Charles Joe Bartles - Louisville, KY

“May Mrs. Janet Bartles rest in peace! She was a phenomenal woman and will be missed. Although we did not have an opportunity to meet her in person,...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Ana and Santiago Gonzales - TX


Janet Elaine (Skoglund) Bartles, passed away after a long fight with cancer Monday March the 12th 2012. She did so with dignity, her son and husband were at her side as she let go of this earthly existence.

Janet began life May 28th, 1947 and as a little girl lived on 37th street in Austin just off the drag. Her parents were Swen and Dorothy Skoglund. She attended the old Baker elementary and junior high schools and was a graduate of McCallum High School. Janet attended what is now known as Texas State University. She married Gillis Bartles, August 19, 1967 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church.

Janet had a long and productive career at the City of Austin, beginning as a clerk typist, for the water and waste water department, and steadily advanced her position. She worked for many years in the budget and financial sections of the City, and often addressed council on budget issues. She retired recently as her health began to fail. Janet was elected to the City of Austin employee's retirement board several times. She held public office as an elected member of the City of Cedar Park City Council, and did so without the thought of furthering her political career. Her chosen career was public service - first and foremost. She believed the public was to be held always in high esteem. After her service to the community as a city council member, she continued to serve on several boards and commissions and was very active as the treasurer of the City of Cedar Park Veterans Memorial Park Fund Raising committee, until her health began to decline. She attended New Hope First Baptist church, of Cedar Park, and was active almost to the end with teaching children's Sunday School.

Janet is survived by her son, Gannon Bartles and his wife Sylvia of Pflugerville; and her husband, Gillis Bartles of Cedar Park. She is also survived by cousins, David Skoglund of Austin, Jim and Joe Gameson of Mission, Kansas, and Pat Hilbig of Manchaca. She impacted many lives in Austin and Cedar Park and will be sorely missed but not forgotten.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14th at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Palm Valley Lutheran Cemetery in Round Rock. There will be a memorial service at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20th at New Hope Baptist Church in Cedar Park.