Stanley Sylvester Garvin, 85 years old, of Caldwell, Idaho, went to be with his Lord and Savior early Sunday morning, October 22, 2017, while at home surrounded by his family.
Stanley grew-up in Northern California and was raised by his mother, Lila Hazel Garvin, and extended family, after his mother's death. He entered the US Air Force and served in the Korean War as an airplane mechanic. Upon returning home from Korea he lived in the California Bay Area and hauled freight by diesel trucks for a living. Stanley met and married his wife, Delores Hope Cullison, in January 1960 after a brief courtship. Within the first few years of marriage they gave birth to two daughters, Lila Blanche and Hope Lorraine.
Stanley transitioned his career to law enforcement in 1965 and it was his pleasure and privilege to serve the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department until his retirement in 1986. Upon retirement, Stan and Delores moved to Ontario, Oregon, where they enjoyed a rural lifestyle. Stan had many hobbies he enjoyed such as a combine harvesting business and restoring old diesel trucks.
Stan is survived by his wife, Delores; his daughters, Lila Garvin and Hope Garvin DeMello; his son-in-law, Wesley Dean DeMello, Jr.; his grandson, Wesley Dean DeMello, III; his granddaughter, Blythe Victoria DeMello; and his sister, Betty Garvin Short, her children and grandchildren.
Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 3, 2017 at Deer Flat Church, 17703 Beet Rd, Caldwell, ID under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel. An Inurnment Ceremony will be held prior to services at 10:00 a.m. at the Idaho State Veteran’s Cemetery, 10100 Horseshoe Bend Rd, Garden City, ID. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.dakanfuneralchapel.com