Dec. 31, 1933-Sept. 13, 2004

PENDLETON - Basil Garrison, 70, of Pendleton, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton.

Disposition was by cremation. No service is planned at this time.

Mr. Garrison was born Dec. 31, 1933, at Viola, Ark., to Oma and Zelma Berg Garrison. He attended school at Twin Falls, Idaho, then joined the military.

He and his wife, Virginia, were married at Silver City, Nev., in 1956. They lived on the Fort Bragg, N.C. military base for a time and were parents of two boys, Gary and Russell. After military service, Mr. Garrison worked on a farm at Twin Falls for a them, then moved his family to Portland. He and his wife moved to Pendleton in 1995.

Mr. Garrison's greatest joy was playing golf. He was very active and loved to golf as often as he could get out to the Pendleton Country Club where he was a member. He also belonged to the Elks Lodge. It was said he always had to be busy doing something and that he also enjoyed yard work.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Garrison, at the home in Pendleton; his mother, Zelma Garrison of Twin Falls; sons, Gary Garrison and wife, Sue, and Russell Garrison, all of Portland; brothers, Al Garrison of Ontario, LeRoy Garrison of Twin Falls, Ron Garrison of Brinnon, Wash., and Curtis Garrison; sisters, Wanda Farenholtz and Donna Armstrong, both in California. He was preceded in death by his father, Oma Garrison.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Stroke Association, 1015 N.W. 22nd Ave., Portland, OR 97210

Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.

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