Courtney Garrison, 1973-2010, former Eagle County resident |

Courtney Garrison, 1973-2010, former Eagle County resident

Special to the Daily
Vail, CO Colorado

Courtney James Garrison Jr. passed away suddenly Oct. 13 at his home in Leadville. Mr. Garrison was 37 years old. He was born on January 3, 1973, in Champaigne, Ill. His parents are Kathleen (Bergdoll) Garrison and Courtney J. Garrison.

Mr. Garrison went to school in Denver graduating from Pomona High School, where he played football.

Courtney worked at the Denver Airport before coming to the mountains, where he settled in Eagle County in the early ’90s and eventually moved to Leadville to be near family.

On June 30, 2000, Courtney married Marni Wight and together they had one son, James.

Courtney worked as a prep cook chef in both Frisco and Leadville.

He was an avid computer tech and loved NASCAR. Courtney and his wife enjoyed bowling and were active in the bowling leagues in Leadville, and he enjoyed sharing these activities with his son, James.

Courtney Garrison is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Ruth Chang, his paternal grandfather, Gary Garrison, and one aunt, Nancy Garrison. He is survived by Marni Wight-Garrison and their son, James, in Leadville; his mother, Kathy Garrison, also in Leadville; his father, Courtney J. Garrison; his brother and sister, Danny and Becky; his maternal grandfather, Richard Bergdoll; and paternal grandmother, Collette Garrison.

Memorial Services are planned for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Community Church of Leadville. Pastor Carey Green and the Rev. Dave Hanson will officiate.

Arrangements are being handled by Bailey Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Garrison Memorial Fund, c/o 1st Bank of Vail, 2271 N. Frontage Road W., Vail, CO 81657.

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