Idaho Statesman, 11/17/12
G. Reece Garro, 72 of Meridian, passed away peacefully on November 15, 2012 after a brief illness. He was born August 27, 1940 in Blackfoot, Idaho to John and Francese Garro. He attended school in Rupert, Idaho and graduated from Minidoka County High School in 1958 where he enjoyed participating in football, basketball and track.
Reece married Mary K. (Tigert) on December 7, 1962 in Soda Springs, Idaho. Together they had 3 sons, David (Sandra) Garro, Horseshoe Bend, Idaho, Jeff Garro, Boise, Idaho and Jake (Heidi) Garro, Meridian, Idaho. Reece briefly served in the Idaho National Guard. From 1962 until 1984 Reece and his brother, Larry Garro, operated Garro Sheep Company. Reece and his family spent summers in Soda Springs, Idaho where they had many fond memories, and winters in Rupert, Idaho during those years. After retiring from the sheep business, Reece worked in the fertilizer industry until his retirement in July 2010.
Reece's love for Minico sports continued until he and his wife Mary K., of 49 years, 11 months and 8 days, retired and moved to Meridian, Idaho in July of 2011 to be close to their children and much loved granddaughters. Reece enjoyed traveling, watching BSU football, having coffee at McDonalds with his friends and attending his granddaughters' numerous activities and sporting events. He loved his family, particularly his three granddaughters, Brenna, Anna and Halle, who ruled his life.
He is survived by his wife Mary K., his three sons, 2 daughters-in-law and three granddaughters. Reece was preceded in death by his parents and brother.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2012, at Cloverdale Funeral Home, 1200 N. Cloverdale Road, Boise, Idaho from 2:00 - 5:00 pm. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 19, 2012 at Cloverdale Church of God located at 3755 S. Cloverdale Road, Boise, Idaho with graveside services concluding at Dry Creek Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in the name of Reece Garro to Minico High School Athletics, 292 W. 100 S., Rupert, Idaho 83350.
To share memories with the family please visit Reece's memorial webpage online at www.CloverdaleFuneralHome.com
Published in Idaho Statesman on November 17, 2012