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Dale Vernon Gant
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Birth: Aug. 6, 1917
Indiana, USA
Death: Jul. 6, 2011

Dale Vernon Gant passed away July 6, 2011 at St. Alphonsus Hospital Boise, Idaho.

Dale was born in Franklin County, Indiana August 6, 1917 to Harold and Eva Gant.

He proudly served in The United States Marine Corps from November 13, 1943 to April 4, 1946. He received an honorable discharge and was proud to tell all of his experience.

His passion was art, where he loved to paint, draw and create sculptures. He donated multiple sculptures which included a wooden eagle sculpture to the Governor's office with others donated to the Garden City, Idaho Library.

Dale had a diverse career in sales, including working for St. Lukes Planning Giving Program, retiring from equitable life as one of its top sales managers.

Dale enjoyed his retirement spending time traveling in his motor home with his wife of 51 years, Avis Gant. Anyone who came in contact with Dale was soon smiling after he told them his favorite joke "Why does a chicken cross the road? For some fowl reason.

Dale is survived by his wife, Avis Gant, of Garden City, Idaho. He is also survived by his daughter, Gail Olson of Graham, WA; his son, Mark Gant, of Washington, MO; two stepdaughters, Hazel Norris, of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Lorraine Clements, of Elk Grove, IL, a sister in-law, Geraldine Gant, of Columbus, Ohio; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his brother, Gerald Gant, and parents, Harold and Eva Gant.

He will be remembered by family and friends who enjoyed his witty personality and loving nature.

Special thanks to Robin Henson for all of her support and friendship.

A prayer service will be held July 13, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Rosewind House Assisted Living 5815 W. Coffey St. Garden City, Idaho 83714 where he resided with his wife Avis. Services by Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City.

Published in Idaho Statesman on July 10, 2011

Created by: Barb
Record added: Jul 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73135460

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace.
- Barb
 Added: Jul. 10, 2011

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