Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, CO, April 1985




Alvy Garretson was born January 30, 1907 at Polk, Nebraska, a son of LeRoy and Mary Jones Garretson. He attended grade school at Polk. In 1920, he moved to Colorado with his parents to a farm northeast of Haxtun and attended high school at Phillips County High School, graduating in 1925. Garretson attended college in Fort Collins.


He married Bernice Holmquist at her parents' farm home in 1928. They have lived and farmed in the Fairfield Community since that time.  Mr. Garretson was a very active member of the Fairfield Covenant Church and has served on numerous boards in the Haxtun Community.


Survivors include his wife Bernice Garretson of Haxtun; two sons Loren (Pat) Garretson and wife Marilyn of Haxtun, Paul (Zeke) Garretson and wife Maurine of Greeley; daughter Mrs. Melvin (Imogene) Naggatz of Holyoke; brother Floyd Garretson of Haxtun; sister Elsie Giles of Holyoke; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Maxine; brother Wesley; and four grandsons, Delvin and Kerry Naggatz, Terri and Scott Garretson. Mr. Garretson died Sunday, April 7, 1985 at the Haxtun Hospital at the age of 78.


Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 10, 1985 at 10 a.m. at the Fairfield Covenant Church with Rev. Marc Peterson officiating, with burial following in the Haxtun Cemetery.








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