Kenneth Brett Garn

garnkennethJune 21, 1938 — December 1, 2016

Our beloved husband, brother, dad and grandpa passed away peacefully on Dec. 1, 2016. He endured a difficult fight against cancer. He was ultimately victorious by returning home to Heaven having lived an honorable, influential life.

He was born on June 21, 1938, to Kenneth and Gwen Waldram Garn in Rexburg, Idaho. He married Charlene Hayes Aug. 13, 1964, in the Logan Utah LDS Temple. She preceded him in death in 1983. He married Cindy Conely May 30, 1987, and was later solemnized in the Salt Lake City Utah LDS Temple.

Accomplishments throughout his life included attending BYU, serving an LDS mission in the Gulf States, and service with the National Guard in Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, as a hospital medic. Brett worked for many years for StorageTek. He loved to tinker and fix things. His passion was restoring antique cars and he enjoyed being a member of the VMCCA. He loved bluegrass and country music, and BYU sports. Brett was enthusiastic about history and politics. He lightheartedly expressed that one of his final satisfactions in life was being able to cast his vote against Hillary for president.

Brett is survived by his wife, Cindy; children: Jenifer Wienclaw (Dave), Heidi, Heather Gurr (Mike), Kevin (Elisa), Aimee Cooper (Adam), Gina Black (Cody); sisters: Julie Brinton, Laurie Rich, Kris Lewis, Chris Cunningham (sister-in-law); 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Char; his mother, father, brother, Phil, and grandson, Oliver.

Funeral services

  • There will be a small family service followed by interment in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221.  For condolences, full obituary, and funeral listings please visit our

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