Richard Garwood Obituary

Richard B. Garwood
Richard B. Garwood
Richard B. Garwood

August 29, 2005
Born in Ft. Wayne, IN
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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Richard Bruce Garwood of Urbandale, passed away on Monday from complications of Leukemia. Richard was born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana in July of 1913, the family moved to Des Moines a few years later and he remained in the Des Moines area for more than 90 years.

He graduated from Des Moines East High in 1931. He married Phillis in June of 1937, and they were happily married for 54 years. Dick started work in the bindery at Meredith Printing shortly after their marriage and later became Manager of the Photo Department. He retired after 44 years in 1978. Richard Garwood was loved and respected by all that knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Marguerite (Margo); his son, Bruce (Joyce) and daughter, Nancy; three grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Dad loved the outdoors as a child and continued to hunt, fish, camp, and enjoy nature until early 2005.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 1 at Westover Funeral Home, with burial at Merle Hay Gardens on Thursday in Des Moines. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Des Moines Izaak Walton League, Arrowhead Chapter of Ducks Unlimited or Hospice of Central Iowa.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ WESTOVER CHAPEL.

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Visitation
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Service
Westover Funeral Home
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Thursday, September 1, 2005
1:00 PM
Cemetery
Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery
4400 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Thursday, September 1, 2005

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Izaak Walton League Iowa Division
321 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Arrowhead Chapter of Duck's Unlimited
4704 Elm Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Hospice of Central Iowa
401 Railroad Place
West Des Moines, IA 50265-4725