Bert Asel Garner, 85, of Mesa Ariz., passed away peacefully on Feb. 21, 2013. Born Oct. 17, 1925, to True and Gladys Garner in Rupert, Idaho.
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Bert graduated in 1945 from Emmett High School. He served in the US Army at West Point after WWII as an instructor to cadets. Bert never stopped learning. He received his bachelors degree from Portland State and Masters from the University of Oregon. Bert enjoyed working as an elementary school teacher and principal for 43 years in Emmett, Idaho; Milwaukie, Ore.; and Katy, Texas.
He served three missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The first in southern California. After retirement he and his wife, Carma served in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Rapid City, S.D. We will miss his example of devotion, his witty humor, his sweet harmonies and his love of life.
Bert was preceded in death by his son Neal and two grandchildren Tresa Mills and Daniel Herbert.
He is survived by sisters Ruth Blau and Gladys Mendenhall; his wife of 60 years Carma White; children, Reed (Susan), Karen (Micheal Walker), Layne (Renee), Kenn (Lynette), Vaughn, Blair (Carol), Ellen (Derrick Herbert) and Todd (Ilene); and 50 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday, March 2, 2013, at the LDS Chapel at 4640 E. Holmes Ave., Mesa, Ariz. The viewing will be 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and the service at 10 a.m.
Published in Emmett Messenger Index from Feb. 27 to Mar. 27, 2013