83, Served all over the world in 24 years of service in Merchant Marines,  Army and then Air Force



 83, Served all over the world in 24 years of service in Merchant Marines,  Army and then Air Force
George B. Garber Jr., age 83, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away, March 21, 2010, after being diagnosed with lung cancer one year ago and cancer of the brain this past month.
He was born in Beaver Falls, PA on October 4, 1926. He was preceded in death by his wife Pauline Garber; his parents George B. Garber Sr. and Gertrude Pearl Riley and a younger sister Patricia Demarest.
He is survived by his wife Mary Todd of the home; his son George B. Garber III of Austin, TX; a daughter Diane Garber of Ventura, CA; one granddaughter; two great-grandchildren; a niece and nephew; and his wife’s children and grandchildren.
He joined the Merchant Marine at the age of 18 and then went on to join the Army and then the Air Force. He served in the military for 24 years and was posted all over the world. He served in England, Germany, the Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and Vietnam.
He was able to go to Washington, DC on the October 27, 2009 Honor Flight Program for WWII veterans. It was an awesome trip and he enjoyed it very much.
He finished his working career with the Corp of Engineers as a Real Estate Specialist in Phoenix, AZ, retiring at the age of 70.
He moved to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1999 after having a home built at the 53.5 mile marker. Shortly thereafter he became an Avon representative and continued to be an Avon rep until his death.
He requested that if you wish to give a donation in his memory, please donate to S.T.A.F.F., Share the Harvest, Westside Senior Center of the Westside Aquatic Center.
There will be no formal services per his wishes. His request was that you remember him by doing a kindness for another person or persons. He will be buried in Bristow, OK beside his wife Pauline at a later date.
Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Laurie.
 He will be missed.