In memory of
David John Garrett
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In memory of
David John Garrett
David John Garrett July 31, 1930 - Oct. 9, 2019 David was born in Seattle, July 31, 1930 to Clarence B. Garrett and Ruth F. Thurston. David had two sisters, Virginia Allen (John), both deceased and Charlotte Kennedy (Charles). After living some years in Montana and North Dakota, on Indian Reservations, David's family settled in the Portland area, where he and his younger sister were raised. Just before graduating from US Grant High School in 1949, David helped with the sand bagging at the Memorial Day Vanport flood. He then entered the Air Force of the U.S. where he trained as a jet engine mechanic at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona and was part of the 127th M&S GP Field Maintenance Squadron. Following his military service David attended Oregon State University ('53-'56) and earned a BS in Business and Technology-Business Administration. David married Marjorie "Midge" Kay (deceased) in 1964 and after trying out a few cities (Olympia, Salem, Seattle and Idaho) they put down roots in Portland to raise their three children. Following a successful career as a computer programmer, David focused on his true passion and became a Master Gardner through the OSU Extension Service. In the mid 90's, he started growing tomato starts on a dare, which in 2001 he turned into a nursery business, The Red Pot Spot. David grew hundreds of varieties of heirloom tomatoes every year up until 2016. During this time, he was also instrumental in the expansion of the Clackamas County Spring Garden Fair held every May. David was always full of optimism and lived his life looking forward, choosing to see the best in people. He leaves behind his children, John Garrett (Andrea), Bruce Garrett (Laura) and Kay Ceserani (Paul); nine grandchildren, Emma, Hanna, Abigail, Grace, Meredith, Aaron, Monique, Lucy and Evie; and four great-grandchildren, Emmett, Millicent, Atticus and Lincoln; and his beloved dog, Tipper. A Celebration of Life brunch will be held at 11 a.m., Dec. 1, 2019, at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds, Horning Hall, 694 N.E. 4th Ave., Canby, OR 97013. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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In memory of
David John Garrett
David John Garrett July 31, 1930 - Oct. 9, 2019 David was born in Seattle, July 31, 1930 to Clarence B. Garrett and Ruth F. Thurston. David had two sisters, Virginia Allen (John), both deceased and Charlotte Kennedy (Charles). After living some years in Montana and North Dakota, on Indian Reservations, David's family settled in the Portland area, where he and his younger sister were raised. Just before graduating from US Grant High School in 1949, David helped with the sand bagging at the Memorial Day Vanport flood. He then entered the Air Force of the U.S. where he trained as a jet engine mechanic at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona and was part of the 127th M&S GP Field Maintenance Squadron. Following his military service David attended Oregon State University ('53-'56) and earned a BS in Business and Technology-Business Administration. David married Marjorie "Midge" Kay (deceased) in 1964 and after trying out a few cities (Olympia, Salem, Seattle and Idaho) they put down roots in Portland to raise their three children. Following a successful career as a computer programmer, David focused on his true passion and became a Master Gardner through the OSU Extension Service. In the mid 90's, he started growing tomato starts on a dare, which in 2001 he turned into a nursery business, The Red Pot Spot. David grew hundreds of varieties of heirloom tomatoes every year up until 2016. During this time, he was also instrumental in the expansion of the Clackamas County Spring Garden Fair held every May. David was always full of optimism and lived his life looking forward, choosing to see the best in people. He leaves behind his children, John Garrett (Andrea), Bruce Garrett (Laura) and Kay Ceserani (Paul); nine grandchildren, Emma, Hanna, Abigail, Grace, Meredith, Aaron, Monique, Lucy and Evie; and four great-grandchildren, Emmett, Millicent, Atticus and Lincoln; and his beloved dog, Tipper. A Celebration of Life brunch will be held at 11 a.m., Dec. 1, 2019, at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds, Horning Hall, 694 N.E. 4th Ave., Canby, OR 97013. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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Sunday, Dec 1
11:00 AM
Clackamas County Fairgrounds, Horning Hall
694 N.E. 4th Ave., Canby, OR 97013
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