Information for Lester Elihu Garrett

12 October, 1908 – 28 March, 1994

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

29 March, 1994
Contributed by Eellitta Stone


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Lester Garrett

    Funeral services for Lester E. Garrett, 85, of Middleton, who died Monday, March 28, 1994, at the Idaho State Veteran’s Home in Boise, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 1994, at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Reverend Don Hardenbrook of the Oregon Trail Church of God will officiate, with Lodge #52 Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Military Rites by the V.F.W. Burial will follow at the Middleton Cemetery, Middleton, Idaho.
    Mr. Garrett was born October 12, 1908, at Kingston, Arkansas, a son of Alva and Mary F. Little Garrett. He was raised in Clarksville and moved with his family at a young age to Idaho. Lester moved to Middleton in 1927 and was a sheepherder for twelve years. In 1942 he joined the Navy and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands where he was an airplane mechanic. After his honorable discharge in 1945 he returned to Middleton where he farmed and ranched until his retirement in 1974. Lester married Iva Harvey in 1981 and the couple resided in Middleton.
    Lester was an avid fisherman and waa a member of the Odd Fellows, Middleton.
    Survivors include his wife, Iva of Middleton; five stepsons, Robert Gans of Middleton, Brent Harvey of Battle Mountain, Nevada, James Harvey of Middleton, Thomas Harvey of Indian Valley, Idaho, and Claude Harvey of Valmy, Nevada; two stepdaughters, Carolyn Sparks of Battle Mountain, Nevada, and Nancy Smith of Elko, Nevada; four brothers, Colby Garrett of Caldwell, Andy Garrett of Bothell, Washington, and Alva Garrett of Middleton; 19 step grandchildren, 4 step great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
    Friends may call today from 3 until 8 p.m. at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.

 


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