Bernice Bartel passed away in November of 2006 in Olympia, Washington. Bernice was the librarian for the section of the library in Cardwell Hall that housed much of the physics collection. She provided 19 years of service to the university library and the physics department, retiring in 1983. According to an article in the Manhattan Mercury, the highlight of her retirement years was traveling with husband Roy in their Airstream all over the United States and Canada.
Bernice was a
native Kansan growing up in Hillsboro and leaves behind a large family including
five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.