John Ellsworth Garber

John Ellsworth Garber

Death 4 Apr 2006 (aged 82)
Burial Ninety-one, Clackamas County, Oregon, USA
Plot 19N-5
Memorial ID 36582552 · View Source
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Garber, John Ellsworth, 82, of Hubbard, OR died April 4, 2006 at Hubbard, OR of natural causes. He was born November 14, 1923 at Alpha, Minnesota to Lewis & Olive (Miller) Garber. Olive was born April 29, 1899 and died May 1, 1996.

On 1946 John was married to Vera Lais, who survives.

Surviving are children, Phyllis Early, Paul Garber, John Garber, Mary Garber-Saleh, David Garber, Joy Yoder, Ruth Claassen, Richard Garber, 26 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are siblings, William and Donita Garber, Richard and Elsie Mengershausen, Alice and Harold Bender, Goldie and Keith Heyerly, and Jewell and Les Nelson.

He was predeceased by siblings Wayne Garber, and Hugh Garber.

The funeral was held April 9, 2006 at Zion Mennonite Church, Hubbard, Clackamas, Co., OR with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

John attended schools in Woodburn and Molalla and worked in the woods until he was drafted and served as a conscientious objector in the Civilian Public Service, 1944 - 1946. His CPS service included smokejumping in Idaho and maintenance work in Glacier National Park.

The following 40 years John worked as a farm hand, factory laborer, construction worker, residential contractor, and excavator. He also owned a small farm. John actively participated with Christian missions and organizations devoted to helping others. He organized relief trips and traveled to Columbia, Mexico, Honduras and to various states in association with Mennonite Disaster Services.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

father Lewis Jacob Garber 5448296
mother Olive Mae Miller Garber 66893062

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  • Created by: Tom Crago
  • Added: 30 Apr 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 36582552
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Ellsworth Garber (14 Nov 1923–4 Apr 2006), Find a Grave Memorial no. 36582552, citing Zion Mennonite Cemetery, Ninety-one, Clackamas County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Tom Crago (contributor 46845398) .