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Siloam Springs Bible Church
Monday November 27th, 2017

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Howard Delbert Garman

Howard Delbert Garman, 84, of Summers, Arkansas passed away on Thursday afternoon, November, 16, 2017 at the Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Howard was born March 5, 1933 in Gravette, Arkansas to Elmer and Lucy Garman. He married his first love, Anita on February 28, 1954 in Gravette, Arkansas. Howard was a great, loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was a much respected Jr. High teacher in Phoenix, Arizona for many years before his retirement. During those years, he made a great impact on many of his former students and co-teachers.

He is survived by his daughter, Sherry Elaine Garman-Miller of Siloam Springs, AR; his son, Randy Howard Garman of Prescott, AZ; one brother, Wayne Garman of Gravette, AR; 10 Grandchildren, Rebekah Rodriguez, Miriam Lein, Benjamin Miller, Elizabeth Miller, Hannah Tucker, Amanda Miller, Rachel Garman, Isaac Garman, Jordan Garman, and Micah Garman; 14 Great-Grandchildren; many friends and loved ones. He was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Lucy Garman; his wife, Anita Garman; 3 sisters and 2 brothers, Marvin, Norma, Jim, Mary, and Aileen.

A memorial service for Mr. Garman will be held at the Siloam Springs Bible Church in the GAP Room on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 3:00pm. Pastor Bruce Boehmer will officiate the service. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs, AR. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.Backstrom-Pyeatte.com

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Mr. Garman was one of my favorite teachers at Northwest Christian in Phoenix Arizona. His love for his students was beyond compare. My favorite memory of Mr. Garman was our class hiking expedition where he taught us to navigate using a map and compass. He will be missed. My prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to his family.

Phoenix Arizona Dec 8 2017 12:00 AM

Howard Garman exhibited authenticity and conviction in his life and in his ministry as an educator. His humility and devotion took his effectiveness to a whole new level. It was a pleasure and a growth experience to work with him at Western Christian School and Fellowship Bible Church.

Steve and Vicki Hovda Nov 27 2017 12:00 AM

Howard will forever be remembered as a man of great integrity! His goal was to 'keep the faith' which he accomplished in grandeur. He will be missed but I'm sure he is where he always wanted to be! Condolences to all the family.

Bob and Linda Byrd Nov 26 2017 12:00 AM

Having known Howard through his may years with Western Christians Grade School I can attest to the fact he was truly a man of God.
Many memories........
-Jim Coleman, jr

Jim Coleman Nov 26 2017 12:00 AM

Mr. Garman will be deeply missed by many. His kind and gentle heart shows his love of God. He was strong in his faith and anyone who knew his trust in his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Bobby and Lois Jones Nov 26 2017 12:00 AM

Howard will be greatly missed. He was a man of great influence for God's kingdom. I know he and his queen, Anita are having great conversations with those they haven't seen in a long time. Love to all the family!

Aberdeen Bloemhof and Lois Wikstrom Nov 25 2017 12:00 AM

Howard was a dear friend and highly valued co-worker for many years beginning in 1959. He was definitely a prime"example of the believer" in Jesus Christ. He became an accomplished teacher and had a profound effect on a wide generation of students (including our four children) and on those who worked beside him. He leaves for now a large family that has every reason to "rise up and call [him] blessed". A multitude of others reflect that same sentiment.

Bruce & Marilyn Long Nov 25 2017 12:00 AM

It was my great pleasure and joy to have taught at Grace Christian with Mr. Garman, to see him periodically at NW Christian whenever our paths crossed, and to correspond with him after Anita's death. Thanks so much for letting us know. He is not only reunited with his "queen", but, more importantly, with the King of Kings!

Lynda Sims Nov 25 2017 12:00 AM

Deepest sympathies to all the Garmin family, Howard touched a lot of people in his life and brought many to a closer walk with God. He will be remembered as a great friend.

Robert Bloemhof Nov 18 2017 12:00 AM