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Gordon D. Garrett

Modified: Thursday, Apr 18th, 2013


Gordon D. Garrett


Gordon D. Garrett, 68, of Waldport, passed away at his home on March 31, 2013 of heart failure due to Myeloma Cancer. He was born June 4, 1944 in Portland, Oregon to Joseph Dale Garrett and Theda Ferres. He graduated from Benson Techman High School and Portland Community College.

He served as a Radar Specialist in the Navy for 3 years during the Vietnam War 1962 1965. He worked for Tri-Met Transportation for 38 years as a machinist. Known as Mr. Clean at the three bus garages. During this time, he served 13 years as a volunteer fireman for Oregon City Beaver Creek Station. He was the Local District President for the Moose Association, Governor of the Moose Lodge #396 in Waldport and the chairman for the Waldport Beachcomber Bed Races. He was a Member of Portland Triumph Car Club and enjoyed a good round of golf, billiards, and loved camping & fishing as a kid. Most recently traveling across country to Moose Conventions with his wife Sue Ann.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Ann of Waldport, Oregon; a son, Troy of Waldport, Oregon; a daughter, Dawna of Newport; step-daughter Lorna Parmentier of Moline, Illinois; a step-son, Lyle Jenkins of Fremont, Indiana; a sister, Mary Rawley of Hubbard, Oregon; 5 grandchildren; 4 stepgrandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; 7 step great-grandchildren and several nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Dale; his mother, Theda and his brother, Harry.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 27th at 1:00 pm at the Waldport Moose Lodge on John Street in Waldport, Oregon. There will be an Honor Guard Ceremony.

In lieu of flowers, please make your donation to your local hospice or theWaldport Moose Lodge.

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