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Garth Geddes Eames Obituary
1927 ~ 2011
Garth Geddes Eames, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away the morning of Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at home. He was born May 10, 1927 to David Greaves and Pearl Lorena Geddes Eames in Preston, Idaho.
He graduated from Preston High School in 1945 and joined the Merchant Marines. Later he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force and was stationed on Okinawa. He was called on a mission to England, where he came to love the country and its people. Returning to Preston he met Shirley Rae Robinson and they were married in the Logan Temple on April 4, 1951. In 1954, on a Veteran's Homestead Draw, they moved to Rupert, Idaho to farm. He found great joy serving in the L.D.S. Church. He blessed many lives through missionary work. He and Shirley served a mission in Charleston, West Virginia. She became ill and passed away in 1984. In 1987 he married Edna Lou Harper-Smith in the Los Angeles Temple and they served additional missions to Boise, Idaho; Spokane, Washington; and Adelaide, Australia.
Garth Eames was a man of faith. He will be remembered for his fine example of service, love, a soft spoken voice, good humor, and obedience.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley; his parents; three brothers and four sisters. He is survived by his wife, Edna Lou Eames, his sister Dora Deane Hall, and 10 children, 41 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 17, 2011, 11:00 a.m. at the Acequia 2nd Ward on 5th Street in Acequia, Idaho. Viewings will be held Friday 6 -8 p.m. at Hansen Mortuary 710 6th St. in Rupert, Idaho and Saturday 10 - 10:45 at the Acequia Church.

Published in Deseret News on Sept. 15, 2011
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