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Obituary for Garry Thayer

Garry Duane Thayer passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016 at his McCleary home. He was 75. Garry was born on May 19, 1941 to Roy and Emily (Kramer) Thayer in Chicago, Illinois. The family then relocated to Gardina, CA where he graduated high school. Garry went on to live in Alaska for a while before settling in the Grays Harbor area in 1979.

During his life travels Garry met Joy (Allen) Thayer. They wed on September 19, 1980 in Mexico. To celebrate 19 years of marriage, Garry and Joy recited new vows on April 4, 2000 in Hoquiam, WA. Together they celebrated 36 years of marriage.

Garry was employed for 30 years within the aircraft industry. He then became a business owner and held a successful laundry service for 15 years. In his down time Garry enjoyed sailing, fishing, golfing, hiking, cooking and camping. He was also an active member in the Hoquiam FOE, Hoquiam Elks, Hoquiam Gun Club and Gig Harbor Gun Club.

Garry is survived by his wife Joy Thayer of McCleary, WA; son Eric (Judy) Matteson of Aberdeen, WA; brother LeRoy (Carolyn) Thayer of GA; and sister Juddy Thayer of CA. Along with 3 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Emily Thayer.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and American Heart Association. To express condolences or share memories visit www.harrisonfamilymortuary.com. Harrison Family Mortuary of Montesano was honored to assist the family.

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