Born: Thu., Apr. 23, 1953
Died: Sun., Jun. 3, 2018

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Sat., Jun. 16, 2018
Location: WHS Auditorium

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Funeral services for Greg Albin Garton, 65, will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Wheatland High School Auditorium in Wheatland, Wyoming with The Reverend Jill Zimmerschied and Reverend Joel Dingman officiating. A coffee hour reception at All Saints Episcopal Church will immediately following the service.
Greg Garton passed away the evening of Sunday, June 3, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.  
Greg was born on Thursday, April 23, 1953 in Wheatland, the son of Robert L. and Thelma Irene (Plaga) Garton.  
He was married to Kathleen Diane “Kathy” Bookout on October 4, 1986 at the First Christian Church in Wheatland.  He was raised on the family ranch in Sybille Canyon where he received his early education in a one room school house.  He graduated from Wheatland High School and received his formal education from Casper College and The University of Wyoming.  
His life was dedicated to the youth of Platte County through a variety of career paths in ranching, law enforcement, social services, coaching wrestling, and teaching at Wheatland High School for 25 years.  
He was a 32nd Degree Mason in the Masonic Lodge and a Shriner in the Korein Temple.  One of his greatest accomplishments was authoring and the publication of his book “Section 36, A Wyoming Journey From Then and Now”.  He would like to be remembered for not only educating the youth of our community in the classroom, but also in life.  
He was survived by his wife Kathy Garton of Wheatland; sons, Travis (Kelli) Garton of Denver, Colorado and Tyrell (Fiancé, Breana Lucero) Garton of Wheatland; mother, Thelma Garton of Wheatland; brother, Steven (Margo) Garton of Nickerson, Kansas; nephew, Coy Garton of Tipton, Iowa; niece, Bobbie Hammond of Lake Jackson, Texas; and brothers-in-law, Bill, Mike, Pat, and Tim Bookout.
Greg was preceded in death by his father, Robert, on February 6, 1981
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Travis Garton, Tyrell Garton, Steven Garton, Coy Garton, Tim Bookout, Pat Bookout, Rob McManus, Tony Fuller, Clark Noble, Bill Corn, Larry Balzen, and Vic White.
A memorial to the Greg Garton Scholarship Fund in care of Platte Valley Bank, 200 Sixteenth Street, Wheatland, Wyoming 82201 would be appreciated by the family to further a student’s post high school education.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland are in charge of the arrangements.
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Kris Bell Noyce
   Posted Fri June 08, 2018

I am thinking of you with prayers and hope for you in your
journey through this time of grief.


Chris and Ken Pasley
   Posted Fri June 08, 2018
So sorry for your loss. This is a loss for our entire community. Condolences to the entire family.

   Posted Fri June 08, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. He was great educator and I will never forget his passion in teaching.

Cis johnson
   Posted Fri June 08, 2018
Kathy and family,
I am so sorry to hear about Greg. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during your time of sorrow.

Susan Richey
   Posted Fri June 08, 2018
I Am So Sorry For Your Loss Kathy My Thoughts And Prayers Are With You And The Family.Greg Was An Amazing Man He Touched Many Lives And He Will Be Deeply Missed

Diane McQueen
   Posted Fri June 08, 2018
I am so sorry. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Greg was such an awesome man. He touched the hearts and souls of many. And I know that his teachings are now spread far and wide as his students have taken his wisdom and carry it in their hearts as they move along in their own careers. This includes my own son who now lives far away but sends his condolences to one of his best teachers.

Kathy: please know that I am only a phone call away. Take care my friend and may god bless you and your family in this very difficult time.

Diane McQueen

   Posted Fri June 08, 2018
So sorry to hear about Greg. Condolences to the family. Carolyn

Donna Darnell
   Posted Sat June 09, 2018
Kathy - So very sorry for your loss. Condolences to your entire family.

Eric Gould
   Posted Sat June 09, 2018
So sorry Steve and Margo. He was too young. My thoughts and prayers are going out to you both.

Sarah Broadaway
   Posted Sat June 09, 2018
My thoughts and prayers to Greg's family.

Sally Bauer-Wright
   Posted Sat June 09, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Greg was an awesome person. He will be missed by all.Prayers and hugs to his loved ones!🙏🙏 RIP Greg 🙏❤💕

Barbara Smerud
   Posted Sat June 09, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.

Doug and Norma Jean Trennepohl
   Posted Sat June 09, 2018
We extend our sincere condolences to your family. It was our privilege to become acquainted with Greg for a few short years. May God bless and comfort you in your loss.

Karen Laursen
   Posted Sun June 10, 2018
I'm so sorry for your loss, Kathy, Travis, Tyrell and Thelma. I pray God will comfort you and the family during this time and the coming years. Greg will surely be missed. RIP Greg.

Kathy Vigil
   Posted Mon June 11, 2018
Kathy & Family,
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dennis and Marla Shepherd
   Posted Mon June 11, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Dennis has good memories of Greg when the cousins all played together on the farm.

Marla Shepherd
   Posted Mon June 11, 2018

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Marla Shepherd.

Condolences from the Shepherd family in Oklahoma. Aunt Barbara (Garton Shepherd) Jenkins, Dennis & Marla Shepherd, Ken & Julia Shepherd, Steve & Dawn, and Rick and Michelle Shepherd and Aunt Mary Lea Wishon.

Amber Ingersoll and Family
   Posted Tue June 12, 2018
I will always remember Greg from the classroom, the life lessons he taught as my teacher and that are still vivid in my mind. I will remember him as the Dad of one of my best friends. He was one of the kindest people and touched more lives than I know. May his family find peace knowing Greg's life changed the lives of many youth, he gave opportunity to those that needed it the most and made the world a better place by all he gave.

Tony Fuller
   Posted Wed June 13, 2018
I shall think of Greg everyday, he is like family.

Clyde Marker Connie Marker
   Posted Wed June 13, 2018
He was a good man, educator and above all a friend. His life journey is over but his spirit lives on in all that knew him.

Luanda Taylor
   Posted Thu June 14, 2018
So sorry for your loss, my deepest sympathies to the family. I've taught all my children to play gin because of my favorite teacher, Mr. Garton. Some days that's all we got done in his class, oh the laughter he could stir up! He taught me to make time for fun and smile, even when things are tough. His kindly nature and everlasting encouragement toward others, set an outstanding example for myself and many others I'm sure.

Snyder Family
   Posted Thu June 14, 2018
Praying that God comfort and support all of Greg's family and friends with the consoling peace described at Philippians 4:7, “And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds.” May this peace bring back wonderful memories of Greg to help comfort and warm your hearts.

Sending our sincere condolences,
The Snyder Family

Henry LuAnn Herkstroeter
   Posted Fri June 15, 2018
We are so sorry to hear that Greg passed away. Our Prayers are with you and his family. Love Always

Karen Bennett
   Posted Fri June 15, 2018
awwwwww Kathy, my heart and prayers are with all of you. Greg was a might fine fella and he will be so missed in your hearts and our community. Please know that I am here and I do know what you are going through. Please call me 331 1166.
Karen Bennett

Carolyn A Teter
   Posted Wed June 20, 2018
Kathy, I am so sorry for your loss. Our community has also had the loss of a great asset! I pray for the support of family and friends to buoy you up during this time. I have appreciated both of you and your valuable contributions. My sincere condolences, and prayers as you meet each day.

Brett Lay
   Posted Sat July 28, 2018
Sorry to read of Greg's passing. Such a long time since I saw him.
Best wishes to the family.

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