Loral Gene Garrison

Brookside Funeral Home & Crematory

Loral Gene Garrison, 84, passed away on August 28, 2019 due to a struggle with COPD. He was born on November 16, 1934 on a farm outside of Laurel, Nebraska. He was the seventh of nine children born to Jess and Lina (Parker) Garrison. In 1939 the family moved into Laurel, where he attended Laurel Public School, graduating in 1953. After receiving two scholarships for high academic performance he attended Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska for two years. In 1955 the family moved to Washington where Loral went to work for Stokley Van Camp in Zillah, along with his brothers Vic, Len and Ken.

In February 1958, Loral was drafted into the US Army, where he was stationed on the island of Okinawa, Japan. It was there that Loral met and fell in love with his little sweetheart, Kane Ota. She spoke only Japanese and he spoke only English, but Kane fell in love with his warm and gentle heart. Loral said, “Kane gave up everything she loved to marry me, and I gained the best in the whole world.” They were married on August 3, 1959. They just recently celebrated sixty wonderful years together. Upon completion of his military service, Loral and Kane returned to the US, where Loral resumed his job at Stokley Van Camp. During that time, they were blessed with their two children, Melinda and Kalen. Loral later went to work for the Martin Marietta Aluminum Plant in Goldendale, WA. He worked at the Aluminum Plant until its closing in 1985. From 1991 until 1996, he was employed at the Yakima Mall as a security officer. The family very much enjoyed the Cinnabon cinnamon rolls that Dad would bring home almost every night.

He enjoyed watching all kinds of sports on TV, especially the Seattle Mariners. One of the greatest joys in his life was watching his son and grandchildren play sports. He was a very kind and loving man. He would never say a bad word about anyone. Not only was he a good person, Loral was also a wonderful husband, father and Papa.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Jess, mother, Lina, his brothers, George, Vic, Len, Coy, and Ken, and by his sisters, Freda, Harriet and Nelda. He is survived by the love of his life, Kane, his daughter, Melinda and her husband, Dennis, and his son, Kalen and his wife Donna. He is also survived by his ten beautiful grandchildren, who were the light of his life. Loral loved his family very deeply. We all look forward to seeing him again in paradise on this earth (please read Psalms 37:11, 29).

At his request no service will be performed. Cards and condolences can be sent to the family in care of Brookside Funeral Home and Crematory (PO Box 1267, Moxee, WA 98936) or can be left for the family at www.brooksidefuneral.com.

Dad said, “We are born, live, love, and find happiness. What a beautiful world!”