Merrill Simmons Garner 1957 ~ 2011

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Merrill Simmons Garner returned to the loving arms of our Heavenly Father on January 13, 2011, after a long courageous battle withcancer. Merrill was born in Salt Lake City on April 25, 1957 to Darrell and Claudine Lewis Garner. He enjoyed gardening, baking, and spending time with his beloved dog Gizmo. He was a member of the LDS Church and will be greatly missed by friends and family. Survived by wife Cindy Newman Garner of 32 years, children Eric and April, brother Jeff (Lorna) Garner, sisters Corrine Whitham, Yvette (Mike) Foote, Roxanne (Brad) Hansen and grandson Jarred. Preceded in death by brother Conrad Garner and grandparents. Friends and Family are invited to attend a viewing on Sunday, January 16, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Highland 3rd Ward, 9800 Dunsinane Dr. (3815 W.) Funeral Services will also be held at the same location on January 17, 2011 at 12:00. There will be a one hour visitation prior to services. In lieu of flowers donations to the family would be greatly be appreciated. Director Independent Funeral Service