Bobby Edd Garrison, 63, died June 3 at his Canyon City home. A memorial service was held June 7 at the United Methodist Church in John Day.
Mr. Garrison was born Sept. 9, 1948, in Port Angeles, Wash., to Edd and Ruth (Wise) Garrison. He graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in 1966, and worked as a self-employed contractor.
On Aug. 1, 1970, he married Susie Campbell at the United Methodist Church in John Day.
He left some thoughts: Enjoy life; worship God; be a loving father and husband; go fishing; tell jokes; practice friendly, good-natured teasing; dont be afraid to let your hair down; play; watch the sun rise; drink coffee together in the morning; pet your dog; revel and spend time in the great outdoors; talk to friends; watch high school basketball and baseball; build things; travel; obey the law; tell the truth; and have fun.
Survivors include his wife, Susie, of Canyon City; daughters, Katy (Riccardo) Cardinale of Kings Park, N.Y., and Kristen (Myk) Clark of Portland; son, Daniel Garrison of Canyon City; mother, Ruth Garrison of Prairie City; brother, David (Lori) Garrison of Mt. Vernon; sister, Bonnie (David) Atkins of Everett, Wash.; grandsons, Robert and Andrew Cardinale of Kings Park, and Gabriel Clark of Portland.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Mountain Hospice through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.