Nancy and John Bartlit were married in 1961 and became Los Alamosans in 1962 after Nancy returned to the US from her job teaching English in Japan. They built their home in Pajarito Acres and raised their children there while involving themselves in volunteer work on a huge scale. John's interest was air quality and he became an advocate for stringent emission requirements. NM Citizens for Clean Air and Water was formed in the Bartlit's living room and he and Nancy spent the 70's at air quality hearings. Nancy won 3 terms on the Los Alamos County Council, serving as chair one term. She has worked extensively with Historical Societies in Los Alamos and the state. Some of her achievements are the Sponsorship of Art in Public Places, guiding the purchase for preservation purposes of the Oppenheimer home, working towards a Manhattan Project National Historic Park and recognizing women?s contributions to Los Alamos history with a marker at the Pond. John and Nancy are both authors. For 40 years, John has written an environmental column for the Monitor and Nancy co-authored "Silent Voices of World War II". John and Nancy have been important contributors to the quality of life in Los Alamos.
Written by T.J. Taub, copyright ©