Baker City, Oregon
Jimmie Owen Garrett, 58, of Baker City, died April 17, 2002, at his sister’s home in Baker City.
His memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. The Rev. Ed Niswender of the Baker Calvary Baptist Church will officiate. The eulogy will be given by Duane Ewing, Aerie past president, and prayers by John Price, Aerie chaplain.
Visitation will be for family only.
Disposition was by cremation by Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Crematory. Inurnment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery.
There will be a reception afterward at the Eagles Lodge, 2935 H St.
Jimmie was born on June 25, 1943, at Harriman, Tenn., to Harlan and Mayme Garrett. The family moved from Tennessee in 1953 to Baker City where they became involved in the logging industry.
In the early 1970s, Jimmie and several of his brothers began working on the Alaskan pipeline. Their work was performed under harsh conditions and with unique machinery such as Rolligons and other equipment designed for specific tasks and the sub-zero environment.
Jimmie will be remembered as a kind and generous man and a wonderful, caring father.
Among his most endearing qualities were his perseverance through chronic illness and the positive, optimistic demeanor he maintained.
His unconditional love and empathy enriched the lives of those he touched.
Survivors include his mother, Mayme Garrett; his identical twin, Jackie; his brothers, Ray, Bobbie, John and Ken; sisters, Unafay McAdams, Thelma Elliot, Lenny Rasmussen, Debbie Haris and Amber Emery; numerous nieces and nephews; his five children, Mayme Stromme, Michelle Vercruysse, Christina Witham, James Garrett and Mandy Masterson; three grandsons and five granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harlan Garrett; and his brother, Clifford Garrett.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 19, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor