Garnet Leslie Boesch, 75, of Point Pleasant, N.J., died Monday Oct. 4, 2004, at Claremont Care Center.
A memorial service to celebrate Garnet’s life was held Saturday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m. at Harvey Memorial United Methodist Church.
Garn was born in Haines and grew up on a ranch outside of Baker City. He graduated from Baker City High School and served in the U.S. Signal Corps during the Korean War while stationed in Alaska.
After moving east, Garnet established his own business, Alstate Iron Works, in Point Pleasant. He was self employed until retirement.
Garnet served his community throughout his life. He was a member of Harvey Memorial United Methodist Church, Point Pleasant Rotary, BPO Elks 1689 and the American Legion Post 196. He served as President of the Point Pleasant Rotary for two terms and received Rotary’s highest honor, “The Paul Harris Fellow” as well as an award for 35 years of perfect attendance. Garnet served as Officer and House Committee Chairman of the Elks and was twice named, “Elk of the Year.” He also received the “Life Time Achievement Award” given by the Elks.
Garn was dedicated to this community and loved his family. He also loved the out-of-doors and spending time at his farm on the eastern shore of Virginia.
Garnet is survived by his wife of 39 years, Carol Comstock Boesch; three sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas Howard and Kathy, James Leslie and Lynn, and William Jeffrey and Michelle; granddaughters, Alison May, Melissa and Taylor Ann; grandsons, Thomas Howard Jr., James L Jr., Robert and Brandan Garnet; great-grandchildren, Peyton and Mary Madison Boesch and Jackson May.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Garnet’s memory to Harvey Memorial United Methodist Church, 1120 Arnold Avenue, Point Pleasant, N.J. 08742.
Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, October, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor