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Garey E. McManus

Oct. 19, 1953 - Apr. 17, 2017

Date of Service: Apr. 21, 2017

Garey McManus, 63, of Paul, ID, passed away April 17, 2017 at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Twin Falls, ID surrounded by his loving family.

Garey was born October 19, 1953 in Burns, OR to Bill and Betty. He attended schools in Oregon and Idaho and graduated from Minico High School. He attended the College of Southern Idaho, graduating as a certified welder. He worked at the Amalgamated Sugar Factory for 37 years before retiring in 2016. He married his high school sweetheart on May 5th, 1972. They were looking forward to celebrating 45 years together this spring. The couple had two children, Melanie and Mike.

Garey’s whole life was his family. He worked hard at everything he did so he could provide for them. Garey built McBo’s Carwash and Desert Rose Storage in Paul. He enjoyed fixing and building things. His latest projects included building log furniture for his cabin in Island Park. Island Park was his favorite place to spend time with family and friends. He enjoyed riding snowmobiles there in the winter and their side-by-side in the summer. He loved riding trials motorcycles and going fishing.

He was the biggest supporter of his grandchildren, always taking time to teach them new things and to attend their sporting events. He recently helped Kolton build a shed, taught Kylee how to weld, and helped Peyton build a rocking chair. His strong work ethic and dedication are traits that his family will take with them forever.

He was a walking miracle, surviving a bone marrow transplant 12 years ago, but his life was cut short by complications from his appendix. Garey is survived by his wife, Karen of Paul; two children, daughter Melanie (Bob Saleen) McManus of Paul, son Mike (Katie) McManus of Paul; three grandchildren, Kolton Higgins, Kylee McManus, and Peyton McManus, all of Paul; a brother, Bill (Linda) McManus of New Meadows; two sisters, Cheryl Olsen of Boise,Shannon (Mike) Gorringe of Boise, and mother-in-law Frances Klamm of Paul. He was preceded in death by his mother Betty Buttars, step-father Ralph Buttars, father Bill McManus, father-in-law John Klamm, and a special uncle, Henry Klamm.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Paul United Methodist Church with Pastor Manuel Vela officiating. . Viewing for family and friends will be held from 6-8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Hansen Mortuary and for one hour prior to the services at the church. Services will conclude with burial in the Paul Cemetery.

Friends who wish to make memorials may do so to a college fund that has been set up at DL Evans Bank in Rupert for Kolton, Kylee, and Peyton, the joys of his life.

Condolences for Garey E. McManus

From Katholyn Howell:
Karen, Byron and I were so shocked and saddened to hear of Garey's passing. We are thinking of you and your family at this time and our prayers are with you all. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.
From Russ & Sally:
Karen, Sally and I feel so deeply sorry for you and Mel and Mike at the loss of Garey. He was a good, good man. Just know we are here for you. You are always in our prayers. .
From Robert Ruff:
Karen. I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I didnt know Garey well, but he seemed like a really good man. I am sorry for your loss.
From Mary K. Garro:
Karen....Sincere condolences and prayers to you and your family.
From Alton and Terri Johnson:
So sorry to hear about your loss, Karen. Gary was a good friend to Alton and they shared experiences overcoming cancer problems. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God be with you.
From Jack and Linda (McManus)Gideon :
Our hearts go out to you, as with our prayers. Love you all!
From Warren and Michele Snyder:
What a tremendous loss for all of you ... and also for those of us who loved and respected Garey. We are praying God will show you His comfort and extend His peace to you during this time of great sorrow.
From Frank and Cheryl :
Garry was a joy to be around. Was always a treat to be around him. Love and prayers, we share your loss
From Matt, Tami, Joe, Sarina, & Nathan Clark:
Karen, Mel, and family, you are in our prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.
From Debbie Gibson:
I am so sorry for your loss Karen and your family
From Scott Erwin:
Sorry to hear about Gary. He is my hero for surviving the bone marrow transplant. I hope to do as good as he did. Your family is in our prayers.
From Scott Erwin:
Sorry to hear about Gary. He is my hero for surviving the bone marrow transplant. I hope to do as good as he did. Your family is in our prayers.
From Rosa, Aleyna and Ashlin Corr:
Praying for you and your family Karen. Very sorry for your loss
From Marcella Bean:
Karen and family. I am so sorry for your loss. He truly was a great man. Always willing to help other and go the extra mile. . My prayers are with you.
From Jerald & Cathy Kraus:
A very special obituary. We are praying for all of you. Love all of you very much.
From JoAnn & Ralph Friedrich:
Karen, Mel, Mike,Katie Kolton, Peyton & Kylee our deepest sorrow goes out to you, we are so very sorry for your loss, and so thankful for the great influence he was in all the lives of everyone who knew him. A wonderful man.
From Kathy Brown:
Melanie and family, you are in my thoughts and my prayers. I pray God dives you the strength to get through this.
From Felipe Gonzalez :
Sorry for your loss you guys are in my thoughts and prayers
From Tina Kraus-Behnert :
Karen, Mel and family, we love you very much and hold you close in our thoughts and prayers.
From Dale Jafek:
So sorry for your loss!
From Bev and Mike Rucker:
Our hearts go out to you at at the loss of this sweet and kind man. He was a good friend and we will miss him terribly.
From Armando & Herminia Gomez:
Are condolence to you Karen and your family I loss a very good friend and he'll b greatly miss may he R.I.P.
From Susan Zimmerman:
Karen and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry for your loss he was a great man, and will be greatly missed.
From Steve and Karma Etherington:
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
From Marion Weickum:
Karen and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you.
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