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Obituary for Charles Garver

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Charles Garver

April 20, 1955 - March 6, 2012

Charles Garver Jr. passed away on March 6, 2012 peacefully at home with his wife and close friends by his side. He was born April 20, 1955 in Lorain, Ohio to Charles and Stephanie Garver. Charlie graduated from Admiral King High School in 1973 and married his high school sweetheart Debbie on June 25, 1977 in Doylestown, Ohio. Charlie and Deb moved to Ogden, Utah in 1981 where he worked at Williams International for almost 29 years as a machinist. While working at Williams Int. Charlie acquired many wonderful friends whom he loved and he felt loved by them. Charlie is survived by his wife Deborah Lynn Garver, his sisters Renee Garver (Don), and Debbie Switzer, both from Arizona, his brother Paul Garver (Kathy) of Lorain, Ohio and numerous close friends and family members from UT., OH., AZ., TX., NV., LA, and CA. He is also survived by his four furry loving felines who brought him happiness and comfort.Charlie was preceded in death by his parents and Diamond and Wolfie, his furry kids. Debbie would like to thank the many wonderful caregivers at Promise Hospital of SLC, and Alpha Omega Hospice for the wonderful, compassionate care they gave Charlie during his last month. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a contribution to Charlie’s favorite charities “Best Friends Animal Society” in Kanab, UT. or “St. Joseph’s Indian School” in South Dakota. A celebration of Charlie’s life will be held on Friday April 20, 2012 at his home in Ogden, UT. For more details please email Debbie at under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary.Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Timeline for Charles Garver

Born: April 20, 1955
Died: March 6, 2012

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Ron Gow posted on 3/17/12

My deepest sympathy for the loss of Charlie. We go way back to 29th street in Lorain Ohio and the graduation photo of him brings back fond memories. Here's wishing comfort to the entire family and his closest friends as they will certainly miss him..He is free of sickness and pain now and will be waiting for the rest of us with that knowing smile on his face as we meet again someday. God Bless..from the family of Ron Gow..


Tom Cocco posted on 3/15/12

My condolences to the family. I attended high school with Charles and remember him as good natured and kind friend. So sorry for your loss.


John C Hovey-Tradesman Electric posted on 3/14/12

Hi As a friend of Paul Garver, I wanted to say I'm thinking of him and his family with the loss of Charles. Even though I did not know him, I just know if he's a "Garver" he's a great man.Sincerely-John C Hovey


Terry Bickle posted on 3/13/12

Debbie,Just wanted to let you know that you and Charlie are in our prayers.Terry, Theresa and Benjamin


Barry Bickle posted on 3/12/12

I want to express my deepest sympathy to Deb for her loss. As her cousin, I was treated to great hospitality during my visits to their home. I found Charlie to be a kind, gentle, and friendly man who enjoyed the simple things in life and had a great smile and a peaceful continence for anyone in his company. My father always marveled at how he could walk outside on his cold sidewalk in winter without any shoes on and seem not the least bit put out by this exhibition. I will keep many warm memories for a man taken too soon from this world.Barry Bickle (Deb's Cousin from Louisiana)


Helga and Alan posted on 3/12/12

We've known Charlie and Debbie for nearly 30 years and they are family to us. We'll always remember Charlie for how much he loved scary Halloween stuff and sci-fi, scary movies. He loved to spoil his kittens and enjoyed them so. He always liked stopping by our house for Thanksgiving or Christmas and would comment to me "now this is the way a holiday food spread should be!" Charlie loved Vegas and Mesquite and was often a very lucky gambler. Most of all, through all their ups and downs of years together since age 16, Charlie and Debbie loved each other deeply; it was a special love story. We will miss Charlie and offer our sincere love and sympathy to Debbie.


Sonya Dodgen (SDCH) posted on 3/12/12

Deb I am so sorry for loss. You are in my prayers and thoughts. Sonya Dodgen SDCH.


Nancy Demyan posted on 3/12/12

I will remember Charlie as a kind and gentle soul. My sincerest sympathies.Nancy


deb posted on 3/12/12

my sweeet boy I miss you forever my thanks to all our family ad friends I love you so much my dear Char;ie


Bryan, Heather, and Kenlee Ashment posted on 3/11/12

My biggest memory of Charley, is that he was pretty quiet at work. However, he was always playing practical jokes that got fingers pointed in my direction. When I would attempt to rat Charley out as the one who did it, the response was usually, "not Charley, he wouldn't do that." In the midst of me trying to defend myself, Charley would just laugh. His smile and laughter were very contagious. Our thoughts and prayers go out Deb and rest of Charley's family. Sincerely,The Ashments


Sandy and Rick Glismann posted on 3/10/12

Dear Debbie,You truely have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband Charlie! He was always so friendly to us, when we would come up to Mom and Dad's home. He would always have a smile, when he was outside. His life on earth was cut short, but he's at peace now! I can't imagine the grief you must be feeling right now, but know their our people who love you, that will help you in any way to get you through your sorrow! Debbie if we can help you in any way, please let us know, our phone number is 801-773-6084. My Dad is still taking one day at a time from the loss of Mom, and she's been gone a year now! Your in our thoughts and prayers Debbie! With Love, Sandy and Rick Glismann