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Garrie Hurlbert

July 22, 1943 — May 6, 2022

Garrie Lee Hurlbert age 78 passed away May 6, 2022, at his home surrounded by family in Pendleton, Oregon.

Garrie was born on July 22, 1943, to Kenneth and Mary (Barnes) Hurlbert in Ord, NE. He was the oldest of six children. He grew up in the Sargent, NE area. He married Phyllis Szafrajda in August of 1961. They lived in California, Colorado, and Nebraska. Three children were born to this union Marion James, Monica Lynn, and Katherine Kay. They divorced in 1974. He then married Patricia Lanz. To this union he gained a son Spencer Arlyn. They lived in Colorado. They later divorced. On July 13, 1991, he married Marlys Dirks. He gained a daughter Tamera Lynn. They lived in Colorado, Arizona, and later settling in Pendleton, Oregon.

Garrie was an over-the-road truck driver. His latest adventure was delivering campers in the northwest. He was a proud member of AA and NA for 38 years. He made friends no matter where he was. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends.

Garrie is survived by his wife Marlys of 30 years, son Marion (Jackie) of Murray, UT, daughter Monica (Frosty) Linn of Broken Bow, daughter Kathy (Pete) Miller of Broken Bow, son Spencer (Dawn) of 29 Palms, CA, daughter Tammy Carbaugh (friend Shawn) of Burien, WA, 16 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, brothers Allen (Patsy) of O’Neill, Kenny (Judy) of Wheatland, WY, sisters Marcia (Pat) Carruth of Bremerton, WA, and Karolyn (Herb) Glinsmann of Arcadia, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Garrie was preceded in death by his parents, brother Freddy, son-in-law Johnny Carbaugh, granddaughter Alexa Hurlbert, and great grandson Mikey Eddy.   

A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, September 3, 2022, at 2:00 pm at Harmon Park Activity Center in Kearney, NE.


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