Baker City, Oregon
Clifford Bertran Garrett, 56, of Baker City died April 14, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Services after a long battle with cancer.
His funeral will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Ed Niswender of the Calvary Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be today until 8 p.m. at Gray’s West & Co.
Mr. Garrett was born Jan. 31, 1945. to Harlin L. and Mayme G. Garrett.
He worked in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, for more than 25 years. Most of his summers, though, were spent logging in Eastern Oregon and Idaho with his brothers John, Bob and Jack.
Mr. Garrett loved the woods and spent much of his time just enjoying the outdoors. That is, unless the car races were on television, he wouldn’t miss a NASCAR race. He enjoyed laughter and conversation with friends and family. He took pride in his work, and it was said he was the best “loader operator” on the North Slope. He enjoyed giving his sons and nephews advice on the job, especially if they didn’t need it.
Mr. Garrett always enjoyed a good joke. He got a big kick out of his great-nephews, Bailey and Tank, and Tank’s dog, Pedro. He wished he had more time with his daughter and grandchildren. The Garretts are a large and close family, and he loved them all. His many friends will greatly miss him.
Mr. Garrett is survived by his mother, Mayme T. Garrett; his wife, Lillie Jean Garrett; his sons, Harlin L. Garrett II, Justin Jon Garrett and Grover T. Garrett; his daughter, Carolyn Shebesta; his grandchildren, Kyle and Krystal Shebesta; his siblings, Euna Faye and Henry McAdams, Ray and Mary Anne Garrett, Bobby and Kate Garrett, Jack and Colleen Garrett of Durkee, Jim Garrett, John and Marge Garrett, Thelma and Dan Elliott of Grays Lake, Ill., Lenny and Pat Rasmussen, Ken and Arlene Garrett of Portland, Debra Garrett, Amber and Doug Emery of Salem; and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Garrett was preceded in death by his father, Harlin L. Garrett.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, Ore. 97814.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 20, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor