Harlen D. Garrison died Nov. 16 of natural causes at the VA Hospital in Boise, Idaho.
“HD” (as he’d be known by many) was born March 1, 1920, in Golden, Mo., to Martin Columbus Garrison and Minnie May Bryant.
He married Helen Gay Howell on March 11, 1939.
He worked as a millwright at the Edward Hines Sawmill in Burns; as a crane operator at the White Satin sugar beet factory in Nampa, Idaho; and also for J.O. Young and Co. in Nampa. He also helped build the Anderson Ranch Dam.
Harlen served in the Europe Theater of Operations, as part of the 82nd Airborne Division – 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in World War II.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed being a Cub Scout leader.
He is survived by his sons, Monte of La Grande; Gary Wayne of Deary, Idaho; Bruce of Gilbert, Ariz.; Dennis of Caldwell, Idaho; and Val of Gresham; daughter, Gaye Gunderson of Burns; 30 grandchildren; 97 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; his parents; two brothers; two sisters; five grandsons; and two great-grandsons.
Services will be held Dec. 1 at the Middleton LDS Church (1749 Willis Road, Middleton, ID 83644) at 11 a.m. A viewing, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., also at the Middleton LDS Church, will precede the services.