Obituary of Dell “Bart” Bartlett Oliver Jr.

Dell “Bart” Bartlett Oliver Jr. died on July 11, 2022, with his wife of 52 years by his side. Bart was born on August 8, 1944 in Muskegon, MI. to Dell Oliver Sr. and Marilyn Thill Oliver. Growing up in Michigan, Bart enjoyed the many lakes, hunting, fishing, and boating.

He is a graduate of North Muskegon High School, Ferris State University and the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Bart married Sharyl Machovsky on August 9, 1969. The couple first settled in Houston, TX, then career changes took them to Grand Junction, Co. Finally, they moved to Gilbert, AZ, where Bart and Shary raised their daughters Kortney and Blaise. The two started and ran a successful business, retired and lived there for almost 40 years.

Bart was not a man to sit on, he was an avid cyclist, riding at least 20 miles a day. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with his friends and family. He was known to throw a wicked game of pool volleyball or bocce at every family event. Bart loved going to his home in Mexico to soak up the beach life with his family and friends. Additionally, he has also given back to the Puerto Penasco community by donating and repairing bicycles for local children. Bart’s quotes were words to live by and his simple but powerful advice. He was a perfect father to his daughters, always! Most enduring of Bart was the grace in which he lived his life. His heart was huge, kind, forgiving and loyal. His empathy is deep and his work ethic is second to none. To his family, he was the best example of a father, husband, grandfather, man, and everything in between. There will never be another man like him, and he will be dearly missed every day.

Bart is survived by his wife: Sharyl Oliver, his daughters: Korteny Oliver, Blaise Jorgensen (David Jorgensen), his grandchildren: Dax, Elle and Gray Jorgensen. Brothers: Clint Oliver (Marsha), Perry Oliver (Janet), half-sister: Susie Beristain (Nahum), half-brother: Mike Westley (Sharon). Sisters-in-law: Leann Smith and Jill Mastee Brother-in-law: John Mastee and several dear nieces and nephews

Bart is predeceased by his parents Dell Oliver Sr. and Marilyn Oliver Westley (Jack Westley), father-in-law and mother-in-law: Frank and Leatrice Machovsky Sister-in-law: Kay Horvath (Joe Horvath), brothers-in-law: Frank Machovsky and Scott Smith


The Queen of Heaven Catholic Funeral Home

Rosary: ​​11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Funeral service: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.



Directly next to Blaise and David Jorgensen

2527 E. Beechnut Court

Chandler, AZ 85249

Posted on July 20, 2022

Posted in The Arizona Republic

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The Queen of Heaven Catholic Funeral Home

July 22, 2022 at 11:30 – 12:00


House of Blaise and David Jorgensen 2527 E. Beechnut Court

July 22, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.

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The Queen of Heaven Catholic Funeral Home

July 23, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.