Joshua J. Garrison

Joshua J Garrison

The hardest thing we ever had to do was let go.

Our Joshua James made his appearance on 1/4/2008 & changed our worlds forever. Our journey with Joshua was hard & complicated but even more rewarding! You know the saying it takes a village, it did & we were so blessed with all the loving support from our family, friends & the medical professionals who became just like family to Joshua & to us.

Joshua had an impact on everyone he ever met. His strength, compassion & sense of humor were contagious. He made us happier & he made us all smile. He brought out the good everyone. You could not miss the love that radiated from his little body & he had a way of sucking you in, often with a silly little saying or a county song. Joshua changed people. He made us want to be better. He loved & he loved hard!

Joshua was an avid Seahawks fan, loved to sing county tunes, play video games, & spend time with the people he loved. He never passed on the opportunity to hold a baby or go the races.

There aren't many people that had the courage & will to live like our Joshua. He beat the odds & his body fought each day to survive. It was this amazing tenacity & perseverance that gave us 13 wonderful years & a lifetime of memories. Joshua was an amazing human & to say we were blessed by knowing him would be an understatement.

We are comforted knowing that Joshua was welcomed Home by his grandpa Duane, great grandma same-same, grandpa Leonard, & uncles Kenny & Rodney.

He leaves behind; his parents: Leah Garfield & James Garrison, siblings: Trevor, Emmett & Shyla (Trinity & Izak), grandmas: Betty Garrison & Julie Garfield, his grandpa & best friend Ray Chandler, & many special aunts, uncles, cousins & friends.

Our family would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the medical staff at Community Hospital, Western Montana Clinic, Seattle Children's Hospital & Partners in Home Care. We couldn't have done it without your loving support.

We would like to invite you to The Dark Horse at 1101 Strand Ave on Thursday 7/15 from 4-9 to Celebrate the Life of our sweet brave Joshua. We will be having his favorites; tacos & Pepsi!

If love alone could have kept you here, you would have lived forever. We love you as big as the sky, peanut. We'll see you soon.


Published by Missoulian on Jul. 13, 2021.
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I am truly saddened by this news. Joshua or Joshie as I referred to him was one the sweetest and feistiest little guys I´ve ever had the pleasure of taking care of. I enjoyed seeing him growing up through the years. We will miss him so much. Leah you and your family are in my heart and prayers
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