Obituary for Ward Garrett
Ward Carlyle Garrett, born May 10, 1935 to James Eugene and Ella Ethelyn (Jesseph) Garrett in Wenatchee, WA, passed away May 11, 2017. Ward was born and raised in Wenatchee, where he attended Elementary, Junior High and high School, graduating in 1953. He entered the Army in 1954, taking his basic training at Fort Ord, California, and his advanced training as a Mobile Field Lab Technician at Brooks Army Medical Center at San Antonia, Texas. Following his advanced training, Ward was stationed at Madigan Army Hospital at Fort Lewis, Washington. After his service years, Ward attended Wenatchee Valley Jr. College and the University of Washington before going to work for The Boeing Company in 1958. In 1995, Ward retired from his job as Chief Business Systems Analyst for Manufacturing and Tooling Operations, where he was responsible for designing/documenting/certifying and implementing mainframe systems with desk top applications. His last system (On-line Tooling and Information System -OTIS), was still in use some 20+ years following his retirement.
Ward is survived by his wife, Karen; two children, Michael David Garrett (wife Tanya) of Bellevue, Washington, and Stacy Dyan Score of Auburn, Washington; three grandchildren, Kendra Conder (husband Seth), Jordyn and Kyle Garrett and step daughter, Suzanne M. Harn. He was preceded in death by his parents James and Ethelyn and his beloved sister, Marilyn.
The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at Confluence Medical Center for the excellent care and treatment Ward received in fighting his cancer, (Multiple Myeloma), from 2007 until his passing. He was able to enjoy life and his favorite activities; Senior Softball, Golf and Fly Fishing and his wonderful family and close friends during his treatment years due to their caring efforts.
At Ward’s request, no services will be held. A remembrance will be held at a future date. Anyone wishing to make a donation in Wards’ name should make it to a local charity of their choice.
Heritage Memorial Chapel, East Wenatchee, WA is assisting the family with arrangements.