Fred Allen Garrison
by TP staff
Aug 23, 2012 | 942 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tracy native Fred Allen Garrison, 94, a longtime Sonoma County resident, died Aug. 10 of complications of pneumonia. Services will be Saturday, Aug. 25, in Sebastopol.

Born June 28, 1918, Mr. Garrison was the son of a Southern Pacific engineer. He attended Tracy schools and graduated in 1937 from Tracy High School.

He briefly attended University of Colorado, Boulder, where he played football, before enrolling at University of the Pacific. There, he played for coach Amos Alonzo Stagg.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, instructing pilots in navigation at Merced Army Air Field.

Mr. Garrison later earned a teaching credential from San Jose State University, taught one year in Modesto and began a decades-long career in teaching and school administration in Sonoma County.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Aline (Durst) Garrison of Sebastopol; a son, Don Garrison, and his wife, JoAnn; a daughter, Susan Klinker, and her husband, Tom, of Homer, Ala.; four granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Roy and Florence Garrison; and his brother, Duane Garrison, and his wife, Anne.

Saturday’s memorial will begin at 2 p.m. at Sebastopol United Methodist Church, 500 N. Main St., in Sebastopol.

Contributions in Mr. Garrison’s name may be sent to the building fund at Sebastopol United Methodist Church, 500 N. Main St., Sebastopol, CA 95472-7971; or to Heartland Hospice Services, www.hcr-manorcare.com/HeartlandHospice/SantaRosa.aspx.

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