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Monday, June 16, 2014
Dear Marian and family - We were sorry to find out abut Garth's passing after returning home from our 46th anniversary trip in Oregon on the 15th. We would loved to have been with you all again to celebrate the wonderful man we knew and loved, as well as holding each of you once again. We look forward to meeting up again some time and hope it will be soon. Our love to you always, Dave and Sharon Manookin.
Friday, June 13, 2014
David, Stevie and the Mangum Family, please accept our sincere condolences at this very sad time.

What a shame we did not know Garth. According to his obituary, he was an extraordinary person!

Sincerely,

Your next door neighbors,
Bob and Georgia Gorringe
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Dear Marion and family,
As we are still in NYC finishing up our mission, we were unable to attend Garth's funeral. When he was called as bishop of the newly formed University 21st Ward, we were not only blessed with a marvelous bishop but also were blessed with the entire Mangum family: Marion making quilts for every new baby, and Steve, Dave, Mary and Susie loving our children in the nursery. You graciously welcomed us into your home not only as young married students but also throughout the years since.
Bishop Mangum was a wise and caring bishop as well as a great leader and speaker.
Love,
Larry and Janet Peterson
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Marion et. al.;

So enjoyed the funeral yesterday and the grave side end of it as well.
Had opportunity to visit with Macleans A. Geo-JaJa at the cemetary.
He credits Garth with so much in his career and life.

For some years I was involved with Garth, first, with gathering data
for a paper or two that he wrote and so graciously gave me credit as
a co- author; second, as I involved myself with the State legislature he
would tutor me on my efforts and experiences there. The particular
issues involved now either escape me or are distant memories. But
interacting with Garth on one thing or another is fresh in my mind and
was always such a positive experience.

In the course of our involvement, my youngest daughter Jenny applied
for an internship with Ted Kennedy just before his passing. When Garth
found this out he had me bring her out to visit with him and then wrote
a strong letter of recommendation to Kennedy et. al. It worked! She even played
Ted Sox softball that summer. I still have the tee-shirt. Ted died before
the year was out.

Subsequently, Jenny went to Thomas Jefferson Law School in San Diego
and graduated just 4 Saturdays ago. Meant to let Garth know that,
but procrastinated too long. He always encouaged others to grow and I
know he would have rejoiced with me in her progress.

More personally, after working as a Labor Economist and then a Health
Research Analyst I digressed to working as a painting contractor. Although
I have been successful as a contractor, this was hard on my self esteem.
Interacting with Garth restored my self esteem as an economist and made me
feel I could still use my training for good purposes. His example was priceless.

Thanks Garth, & thanks Marion for sharing him with me as you did for so many
others.

Sincerely,

Don Perkins, MS Labor Economics

P.S. I know he worked on his personal history in recent years. I am active
LDS and would very much like to have a copy. I would be glad to compensate
you for it, run copies for you for others,or whatever. If this request is too bold
of me feel free to egnore it. DP
e-mail: donaldperk@yahoo.com
address: 5349 Robinwood Circle
Taylorsville, Utah 84129
phone: 801-209-1486 mobile
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Dear Marian and your family,

We were so saddened to learn of Garth's passing. We had a flood of fond memories come to us. We have been acquaintances and friends for over half a century starting in the 50's in the Eastern States Mission. Bob and Garth were companions for a time as were Marion and Rulene. Marian and Rulene have had a close relationship from our missionary days. Rulene even sang a special song at Garth and Marian's wedding and we managed to drop in on their 50th wedding anniversary celebration. We've had many, many choice experiences together. We love you, Marian and we pray that the Lord will bless and comfort you and your family at this time.
Love,
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