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The Goldendale Sentinel, Goldendale, WA., October 4, 1945, page 1




            George Garner, life-long resident of Klickitat county, and popular farmer in the Centerville community, passed away at his home on Friday, September 28, after a long illness. His health had been failing for 13 years, but he remained cheerful during his years of illness.     
            The son of Henry and Jane Elizabeth Garner, he was born on the Garner homestead near Centerville on July 23, 1878. His marriage to Lillian M. Yeackel took place in 1909 and they resided on the home place where his special interest was stock raising.       
            He was a member of the Congregational church, affiliated with the Shrine and when health permitted was an active member of the Grange.       
            He leaves the wife, two sisters, Mrs. Ada Miller, The Dalles, Ore., and Mrs. Mary Ann Masters, Centerville, a brother, Frank, Centerville and numerous nieces and nephews.       
            Funeral rites were held from the Phillips Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with the Rev. C. J. Hall officiating. Interment was in the Centerville Cemetery.       
            An obituary appears elsewhere in this issue.



The Goldendale Sentinel, Goldendale, WA., October 4, 1945, page 4




            George Garner, the son of Henry and Jane Elizabeth Garner, was born July 23, 1878, on the Garner homestead southwest of Centerville. He passed away at his home September 28, 1945, at the age of 65 years, 2 month and 5 days.     
            He spent his early years at the place of his birth. In 1909 he was united in marriage to Lillian M. Jackel and together they have resided on their farm three and three-quarters miles southwest of Centerville.     
            He was a member of the Congregational church, was affiliated with the Shrine and for years has been an active worker in the Grange.       
            He was always interested in the welfare of the community and throughout his life was a leader in neighborhood and county enterprises. His especial interest was in stock raising any loved every part of the work and planning which it demanded.       
            For the past 13 years he has been in ill health, but was always cheerful and optimistic.       
            Besides his widow, he leaves to mourn his passing, two sisters, Ada M. Miller, of The Dalles, Oregon, and Mary Ann Masters, Centerville; a brother, Frank, of Centerville and 14 nieces and nephews. Two sisters, Elizabeth Miller and Rebecca Anderson preceded him in death.       
            He was a faithful husband, a wise elder brother, a kindly interested counselor to nephews and nieces and to many young friends. A host of friends and business associates know that always he did the right.


"As God gave him to see the right."

Truly a wide circle will feel that:  

This friend we love can never die; 

The outward form but disappears; 

And when our strength and hope are gone, 

This friend that once we knew 

Returns to cheer and urge us on 

Just as he always used to do.

He whispers to us in the dark 

Kind words of counsel and of cheer; 

When hope has flickered to a spark 

We feel his gentle spirit near. 

And Oh! because of him we strive 

With all the strength that we can call

To keep his friendship still alive 

And to be worthy of it all.


            Services were held from the Phillips Funeral Home in Goldendale Monday, October 1, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. C.J. Hall officiating. Interment was made in the Centerville cemetery.