In Memoriam: George ‘Bart’ Cross (Aug. 13, 1931– Feb. 13, 2022)

April 2022 Posted in Obituary

George B. “Bart” Cross, DMD, passed away peacefully on Feb.13, 2022 at the age of 90. He was born in Corvallis, Oregon on Aug. 13, 1931. He was the only son of Jess O. and Donna E. (Robertson) Cross. 

Bart had a long and successful career in dentistry. After graduating from Halsey High School, he attended the University of Oregon and OHSU School of Dentistry (then the University of Oregon School of Dentistry). 

After dental school, he entered the US Navy, serving in the dental corps aboard the USS Forrestal and at St. Albans Naval Hospital in New York. That is where Bart met and married his first wife, Carol Houck. Following his discharge, they moved to Portland where Bart returned to the dental school as an instructor. In 1962, Bart entered private dental practice in Lebanon, Oregon. In 1996, he retired after 34 years of community dentistry. 

After his retirement, Bart and his second wife, Sandra Cloyd, traveled extensively in their motorhome. Bart and Sandra enjoyed their retirement years in Mexico, Silverton, and Mount Angel. 

Bart was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Sandra. Bart is remembered by his daughters, Karlan (Ken) Meithof, Susan Weinhardt, and Alison (Mark) Dillon; grandsons, Eric Weinhardt and Jacob Weinhardt; great grandchildren, Caleb and Camilla Weinhardt; stepsons, Greg and Andy Cloyd. 

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, April 15 at The Oregon Garden in Silverton from 1- 3 p.m. Gifts in his memory can be made to Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. The family wish to thank Ali Maldanado at Benevolence Care Home in Salem for the care and dignity shown to Bart Cross. Arrangements by Unger Funeral
Chapel – Silverton.

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