Jerre Dean Garvin


(January 27, 2003)

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31 at First Christian Church in Casper for Jerre Dean Garvin, 68, who died Monday, Jan. 27 in Casper.

He was born Nov. 12, 1934, in Gurley, Neb., son of Arthur L. and Hannah E. Garvin.

He graduated from Powell High School in 1952. After graduation, he pursued a career in the oil fields and uranium mining.

He married Shirley I. Davis July 19, 1953, in Powell.

In 1960, he went to work for Snap On Tools. In 1972, he started Jerre's Muffler Shop and Automotive Repair.

An avid outdoorsman, he loved fishing and hunting and taught all of his children and grandchildren how to fish in his big, blue boat. He enjoyed sculpturing and casting his own bronzes with the lost wax method.

He was a member of First Christian Church and the Pathfinder Boat Club. His favorite hobby was spending time with his loved ones.

Survivors include his wife Shirley of Casper; three daughters, Cheryl, Cathy and Connie and her husband Roy, all of Casper; one son, Gary and his wife Cindy of Casper; two brothers, Jim Garvin and wife Collette of Glenrock, and Rod Garvin and wife Louise of Powell; eight grandchildren, Travis and Heath Cortez of California, Ryan Harkins, Rachel, Stevi and Kurtis Buck and Cory and Benjamin Garvin, all of Casper; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bill Garvin; and a sister, Doris Beasley.

Memorial contributions may be made to Central Wyoming Hospice, 319 South Wilson, Casper, WY 82601, or Jason's Friends Foundation, 1022 East 2nd St., Casper.