|Irene Hall Garn|
|January 19th, 1941 - July 2nd, 2013|
|Irene Hall Garn, 72. After battling cancer for 4 years Irene passed away peacefully at home on July 2, 2013, with her husband of 51 years by her side. Irene was born on January 19, 1941, in Tremonton, Utah. She is preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Vera Hall and brothers Byron (Hazel) and Roland. She is survived by her sister-in-law Norma Hall and her three sisters Jean Stevenson (Evan), Norma Coombs (Theo), and Nadine Woodhead (Robert). She is also survived by her husband Daryl Hodges Garn, her children: Brad Garn (Laura), Dana Garry (Steve), Gayla Peterson (Chuck), Greg Garn (Rebecca), Byron Garn (Michelle), and Kevin Garn (Tara) along with 30 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren who all live in the Phoenix area. More than anything else Irene loved being a wife, mother and homemaker. She devoted her life to serving her family and serving in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in many capacities. She spent 5 years serving with her husband in Hong Kong and an additional year and a half as the Mesa Arizona Temple Matron. She enjoyed writing family histories, documenting them with photos and publishing them. She was a wonderful example to all who knew her. Visitation is Friday, July 5, 2013 from 6-8 PM at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa 85201. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 6, 2013, at 10 AM, preceded by a visitation at 9 AM at the LDS Stake Center, 5350 E. McLellan, Mesa 85205. In lieu of flowers please consider making a contribution to the general missionary fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at http://www.ldsphilanthropies.org/missionary/. |
|6:00PM to 8:00PM on Friday, July 5th, 2013 at Bunker's Garden Chapel (map/driving directions)|
|9:00AM to 9:45AM on Saturday, July 6th, 2013 at LDS Alta Mesa Stake Center (map/driving directions)|
|10:00AM at LDS Alta Mesa Stake Center on Saturday, July 6th, 2013 (map/driving directions)|
Friday, July 5, 2013
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Irene being positioned on the table for the radiation therapy
The two halves of the mask bolted together and to the table
On June 12 she had a hip X-ray, and we met with Dr. DeComas who reported that the surgery looks good. The bones are positioned properly and appear to be healing nicely. Dr. DeComas wants Irene to only toe touch the floor with the right foot when using the walker until we see her again July 24. Irene has so much other pain in that right leg that any pain from the hip surgery has not seemed to bother her much.
Irene's swollen and painful right leg
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Saturday, May 18 we attended the baptism of our beautiful granddaughter, Nicole Garn, who is Kevin and Tara’s daughter. That evening was spent with most of our Garn Family. It was so nice to also have Tara’s dad and mom, Craig and Mary Lynne Wilson and her brother and his wife Travis and Teresa and their boys with us. Irene attended all the meetings on Sunday and we had dinner back at Kevin and Tara’s that evening. Craig Wilson likes to cook and is a chef (dentist/periodontist) extraordinaire.
Irene and Nicole
Nicole Garn (looking pretty prior to her baptism)
Nicole and her mother Tara Wilson Garn
Grandpa Craig Wilson
Yang Yang Crispy Beef (this was delicious)
Amy Garry and Grandma Irene after Seminary Graduation
Amy Garry - Mountain View High School Graduate
Irene and Amy (pictures taken after Irene had broken her hip)
Monday, May 13, 2013
Josh and several of his cousins
Irene believes that the neurological side effects are a blessing in that the brain tumors may not have been identified without the CT scan in the ER. The fact that they are small, they are more easily treated with radiation. She was released from the hospital on Saturday, May 11.
Friday night as I was leaving the hospital she started to cry, which I have rarely seen in the four plus years she has been suffering from this cancer treatment. When I inquired about the tears she expressed that she was just so sad that her children and her sisters and I had to worry about her. That is typical Irene.
Monday, April 15, 2013
The swelling in her leg is comparable to how it was when we went to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston for the planned amputation of her leg. As you will recall, the cancer had metastasized to her lungs and the amputation was abandoned. Surgery does not appear to be an option at this time. Irene is experiencing severe pain at times, and the pain medications are being adjusted on what seems like a weekly basis to try and keep her comfortable.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
In addition to that, I have been reading Elder Holland’s new book “For Times of Trouble” which has been a great help. I just need to trust in the Lord and be grateful for the things that I can do and for all the love and support that blesses our lives. As always, Daryl is here to do anything and everything that I need with a total positive and willing attitude. What more could I ask for?