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Longtime resident and physician Dr. Paddy Ryan Garver passed away in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at his home in Show Low. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 21 at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Show Low. Concluding services and interment were held in the Show Low Cemetery.
Born in Ashton, Idaho, in 1930, he received a degree in pharmacy on a boxing scholarship at Idaho State College, winning the NCAA Boxing Title in 1953. After college he joined the Navy and became a jet fighter pilot. After his military service he entered medical school at the University of Utah, where he graduated in 1962. He completed residencies in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Denver, Colo., before moving to Show Low to open his family practice on Aug. 1, 1966.
Survivors include his children, Irene Mason of Show Low, John Glenn (Patricia) Garver of Salt Lake City, Utah, Gina Marie Garver-Crowe of Show Low, Kelly (Tim) Bagnell of Polson, Mont., Toni Garver of Show Low, Greta (Mike) Hannemann of Flagstaff and Michael Ryan Garver of Phoenix; 15 grandchildren, Kayla Marie Craig, Paddy Ryan (Charisse) Craig, Kyle (Katie) Craig, Jack Ryan Garver, Zoe Marie Garver, Alexandra Lee Garver, Anastacia Marie Crowe, Ian Conner Crowe, Craig Allen Bagnell, Kyle Patrick Bagnell, Alexa Marie Bagnell, Jessica Marie Bagnell, Riley Marie Hannemann, Drew Lauren Hannemann and Rhyen Sophia Hannemann; and four sisters, Beverley Siddoway of Bozeman, Mont., Joan Thorton of Atlanta, Ga., Madeline Garver of Denver and Connie Van Hook of Ogden, Utah.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Garver, in 1978.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the White Mountain Humane Society 3212 N. Porter Mountain Road, Lakeside, Ariz. 85929.
Owens Livingston Mortuary-White Mountain Chapel of Show Low was in charge of the arrangements. Garver obit