|Donald Edward Garwood|
Don was born and raised near Nevada, Missouri. He attended Bethel School through eighth grade and graduated from Nevada High School, Class of 1956.
In 1958, Don wed Ann Eastland of Rich Hill. Don and Ann lived in Wichita, Kansas, where Don was employed with Boeing for twelve years and was a member of the machinists’ union. During this time, Don and Ann’s two children were born. In 1971, the couple moved their family to the Phoenix area where Don was employed as a union carpenter until his retirement in 2003.
After retirement, Don especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. It was his nature as well as part of his Christian faith that he would devote more time in retirement to helping others in need and assisting his church family in any way he could, contributing his substantial skills as a carpenter. He was a member of Christ Community United Methodist Church in Avondale, Arizona.
Don passed away on November 12 at the age of 78. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and May Garwood, and brother Wilbur Garwood. He leaves his wife of the home, son Brett Garwood and wife Beverly of Phoenix, daughter Tami Crosby and husband Doug of Stockton, Missouri, mother-in-law Lois Eastland of Phoenix, sister-in-law Bonnie Garwood of Klondyke, Arizona, sister-in-law Joni McHargue and husband Tim of Danville, California, brother-in-law Howard Eastland of Rich Hill, one granddaughter and three grandsons, three great-grandchildren, aunts, uncles, a niece, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 18, at Ferry Funeral Home.
A memorial service will be held Friday, December 16, from 4:00 to 5:30 at Christ Community United Methodist Church, Avondale, Arizona.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nevada High School FFA in c/o Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada, MO 64772; Christ Community United Methodist Church, 104 West Western, Avondale, Arizona 85323; or United Methodist Outreach Ministries (UMOM), 3333 East Van Buren Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85008.