MICHAEL LOUIS GARRISON

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MICHAEL LOUIS GARRISON Michael L. Garrison, age 72, passed away on July 27, 2016 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, WA. Mike was born September 27, 1943 to Harold and Dorothy Garrison in Atchison, Kansas and had fond memories of time spent with his Grandfather at his Grandparent's farm. After graduating from high school Mike married his first wife Diane and joined the Air Force serving as a radio communications specialist in Schwarzenborn, Germany for three years. Mike's oldest son Jay was born in Spokane and just two years old when they left for Germany. They were expecting daughter Jill while en route to the base at Wiesbaden where she was later born. After Mike's discharge the young family arrived in Washington D.C. on July 20, 1969- the same day Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. After the military Mike attended JM Perry Institute in Yakima where he studied industrial electronics. Mike later moved to the Tri-Cities where he met and married Beth Mason and welcomed their youngest son Mason. Mike spent most of his career in the welding and industrial gas industry and later owned A-L Compressed Gases in Pasco. He retired in 2014. Mike was a member of the Pasco city council for twenty-eight years. He was a staunch supporter of Pasco and its' citizens and was honored to serve them. Mike wanted Pasco and the Tri-Cities to grow and thrive and was especially proud of the development of the stadium and soccer fields in Pasco where all kids could come and play. Mike is survived by his mother Dorothy, wife Beth, daughter Jill, sons Jay (Josie) and Mason (Corrie Sue), grandchildren Michaun, Brent, Amanda, and Kyle, their spouses and six great-grandchildren, siblings Dave (Linda), Bill (Janet), Kathy, Sarah (Doug) and Jane, numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Mike is also survived by the Mason family who were blessed to have him as part of our family for forty years. He was preceded in death by his Father, Grandparents, beloved Aunts and Uncles and Brother-In-Law Greg. Left behind, to golf without him, are friends Leonard Dietrich, Gary Naccarato, Bryan Pepin-Donat and "The Spuddies". He also leaves his dogs, Nero and Shotzy, who miss him already and are waiting for him to come home. The last few months were very tough but Mike was strong and steadfast and took whatever trials life presented with his stoic, quiet grace and dry sense of humor. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Lu and his staff along with the staff at Trios for their wonderful care and concern. Thanks also for the excellent care given to Mike by the Pasco Fire Department EMTs, Medstar Transportation and the staff at both Lourdes Medical Center and Sacred Heart Hospital. At Mike's request there will be no formal service but a celebration of his life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Second Harvest and the Benton Franklin Humane Society.
Published in Tri-City Herald on Aug. 2, 2016