Karl E.“Gene” Garrison, 87, of Prairie City passed away June 10, at his home. A private family memorial will be held at a future date.
Garrison was born to Karl S. and Ruth R. (Kellerhals) Garrison in Tulare, California, on Sept. 25, 1929. He graduated from Tulare Union High School and later joined the United States Navy. He married Carole (Morrison) Ellis in 1998.
Garrison worked as a rancher and feedlot manager, horse trainer and farrier.
He enjoyed team roping and fly fishing. He was a lifetime member of the United States Team Roping Championships.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Robert Garrison.
He is survived by his wife, Carole Garrison, of Prairie City; daughter, Karla Sue Bullock of Visalia, California; sons, Michael Garrison of Queens Creek, Arizona, Cliff S. Garrison and wife, Lynn, of Visalia, California, Wade A. Garrison and wife, JoCarol, of Tulare, California, Karl Cody Garrison and wife, Estella, of Rancho Santa Margarita, California, and Clay A. Garrison of Twin Bridge, Montana; step-daughter, Lisa Ann McNair and husband, Corey, of Albin, Wyoming; sister, Joey Keiser of Alhambra, California; 15 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Mountain Hospice through Driskill Memorial Chapel at 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.
To leave a condolence for the family, visit driskillmemorialchapel.com.