Garrigan June 9, 1935 - Nov 19, 2012 OKLAHOMA CITY Donald S. Garrigan was born in Galva, Illinois, on June 9, 1935, to David and Evelyn Garrigan. Don passed away on November 19, 2012, surrounded by his devoted children. Don graduated from the University of Illinois in 1958 with a degree in Animal Science and continued with the University in farm animal research until making a transition to the commercial meat industry with Wilson Foods in 1968. He continued in the meat industry until 1981, when he joined his wife in real estate sales, where he thrived and built a successful portfolio of clientele and sales until the time of his illness. Don was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who enjoyed being with family and friends, as well as fishing, gambling, and basketball. He was an avid gardener. All who knew him would receive a beautiful bounty of tomatoes and vegetables throughout each growing season. He was preceded in death by his faithful wife of 45 years, Ruth A. Garrigan; sister, JoAnn; and parents. He is survived by his son and wife, Peter D. and Tammy Garrigan, of Vancleave, MS; daughter and son-in-law, Darsi and David Landsberger, of Oklahoma City; grandchildren: Kyle and Courtney Landsberger, of Oklahoma City; Stephen Garrigan, of Vancleave, MS; Christopher Garrigan, of Ocean Springs, MS; great-grandchildren, Aiden, Mikaela and Brianna Garrigan, of Vancleave, MS; and special friend, Sharon Stinchcomb. The family would like thank Dr. Lara Theobald, Kim Frank, and the staff of Hospice of Oklahoma County for their exceptional care and support of Don and his family during his illness. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Don's name to Integris Hospice House. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21st in the Chapel of the Cross at Church of the Servant.
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Published in The Oklahoman on Nov. 20, 2012