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Karl "Gene" Garrison

September 25, 1929 ~ June 10, 2017 (age 87)

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Karl E.“Gene” Garrison, 87, of Prairie City, Oregon passed away June 10, 2017, at his home in Prairie City.  A private family memorial will be held at a future date.

Gene was born to Karl S. and Ruth R. (Kellerhals) Garrison in Tulare, California on September 25, 1929. He graduated from Tulare Union High School and later joined the United States Navy. Gene married Carole (Morrison) Ellis in 1998.

Gene worked as a rancher and feedlot manager, horse trainer and farrier.

He enjoyed team roping and fly fishing. Gene was a lifetime member of the United States Team Roping Championships.

Gene is preceded in death by his brother, Robert Garrison, and parents, Karl and Ruth Garrison.

He is survived by his wife; Carole Garrison of Prairie City, OR, daughter; Karla Sue Bullock of Visalia, CA; sons:  Michael Garrison of Queens Creek, AZ, Cliff S. Garrison and wife, Lynn, of Visalia, CA, Wade A. Garrison and wife, JoCarol of Tulare, CA, Karl Cody Garrison and wife, Estella, of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, Clay A. Garrison of Twin Bridge, MT; step-daughter, Lisa Ann McNair and husband, Corey, of Albin, WY; sister, Joey Keiser of Alhambra, CA, fifteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.     

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