Loren K. GarberAugust 8, 1942 ~ June 18, 2017 (age 74)
A graveside service for Loren K. Garber, age 74, will be held Friday, June 23, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at the Latah City Cemetery, Latah, Washington. Pastor Don Cambra will officiate at the service and Waverly Lodge No. 231, F. & A. M. will participate at the service. A gathering of friends and family will follow the service at the Spangle Service Club. Mr. Garber passed away June 18th at Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho from complications following heart surgery.
Loren was born August 8, 1942 at Colfax, Washington to David H. and Helen E. (Bohrnsen) Garber who farmed near Latah, WA. He attended grade school at Latah and graduated from Freeman High School in 1961. Following high school, Loren attended Eastern Washington University in Cheney where he received a degree in accounting.
Loren worked in the desert southwest building power transmission lines. In 1965, he moved to Ketchikan, Alaska where he worked at a pulp mill, a saw mill, on fishing boats, and in law enforcement. In Ketchikan he met Sandy Border, the love of his life, and they were married on July 17, 1970.
The couple lived in Davenport, Iowa for 2 years where he worked as an accountant, and then returned to his roots in Latah in 1974. In Latah, Loren farmed for 8 years, drove semis for several years, and operated the Spangle Saloon from 1995 – 2002. His wife Sandy died in 2002. Loren semi – retired in 2010.
Loren never met a stranger, being outgoing and friendly and always ready to visit. He was quick and unselfishly responding to the needs of all he knew.
He was a member of the Waverly Lodge No. 231, F. & A.M. His hobbies included viewing deer and elk, and he was a true nature lover.
Survivors include his daughter, Shelly (Chad) Hansen of Farmington, WA; three grandchildren Kristena, Mary, and C.J. Hansen, and one granddaughter, Luna Hay. Also surviving are two sisters, Louise (Dave) Enchansbe of Spokane, and Karen (Bruce) Hill of the Midwest.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Janice Heckathorne.
Memorial gifts may be given to the Shriners Hospital for Children, PO Box 2472, Spokane, WA 99210-2472, or to the Tekoa Ambulance Fund, Box 597, Tekoa, WA 99033.
Kramer Funeral Home of Tekoa, WA is caring for the family. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.kramercares.com