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Gary L. Sparks
October 9, 1943 – March 20, 2016

Turner – Gary, 72, died March 20 in Turner. He was born in Iowa City, IA, and grew up in Atkins, IA. Gary served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. He married Luella “Lu” Yoch on May 20, 1967 in Atkins, IA, and 6 months later moved to California where Gary, worked as an Aerospace Engineer for Lockheed-Martin for 30 years.

After retiring Gary and Lu moved to Colorado and then settled in Turner in 2008. He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Stayton and the American Legion Post #10 in Albany. Gary enjoyed RV traveling, his vegetable garden and woodworking.

He is survived by his wife: Lu of Turner; brother: Charles (Laura) Book; sister: Connie (Larry) Shears; in-laws; Sheryl (Stuart) Watkins, Darlene (Larry) O’Brian, Lewis (Lynn) Yoch, Gayle (Dan Wallendar) Barshae and Deborah (Randy) Krewson.

Memorial service will be Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 10 am at Calvary Lutheran Church in Stayton. Interment will be in Watkins, IA. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.
 


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