Robert L. Garr

Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2003

Kenai resident Robert L. Garr died peacefully in his sleep Thursday, April 17, 2003 at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 88.

A private viewing will be held followed by cremation.

Mr. Garr was born on June 10, 1914 in Index, Washington. He graduated high school and attended Gonzaga University. He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged as an Alaskan Scout, serving in the Aleutian Islands on June 21, 1945.

He lived in many areas of Alaska, beginning in 1928. He lived in Juneau, Fort Richardson, Anchor Point, Seldovia and Kenai. He also lived in Ferndale, Wash., and Eugene, Ore.

Mr. Garr was a Presbyterian and enjoyed fishing, hunting and woodworking.

"He was a loving husband and father. His children and his wife were his life," his family said.

Mr. Garr is survived by his wife, Elizabeth of Kenai; daughter, Marlene Clark of Portland, Ore.; sons, Edward Garr of Kenai and Billy Garr of Ferndale; grandsons, Robert and Ryan Garr of Ferndale and Chase Clark of Portland; granddaughter, Shannon Garr of Ferndale; brother, Abe Garr of Colusa, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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