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Gary Grant Coleman

Jan. 26, 1941 - Sep. 1, 2020

Date of Service: Sep. 10, 2020

HEYBURN – Gary Grant Coleman passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. He was 79 years old. Gary was a longtime resident of the Burley/Heyburn area.

He was born the fourth of eight children on January 26, 1941, in Rupert, Idaho, to Douglas Kay and Doris Glynn McGuire Fossum Coleman. He attended Burley High School and graduated with the class of 1959. He played the saxophone in the jazz band and played for several area events. He was an accomplished athlete and played on the varsity basketball team. After graduation, he followed in his brother, Glen’s, footsteps and joined the United States Air Force where he traveled and later met his future wife, Ann Owens. They met in 1962 in Wethersfield, England, and started dating towards the end of 1962. They were married on October 5, 1963, in London, England, and, due to interesting circumstances, had the opportunity to be married three times in one day.

He served in multiple callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-days including ward clerk and in many bishoprics. He was the owner of G&G Auto, an auto repair and car sales business in Burley, in which he was sole owner until he retired in 2015.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ann; his five children, Kandi Robertson (Troy), Randy (Judy), Ron (Jennie), Julie Gibson (Todd), and Angela Farran (Jeff). Gary and Ann have been blessed with 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, whom he loved dearly. Family was everything to him. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother; and three sisters.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Paul Stake Center, 424 W. Ellis St., in Paul, with Bishop Brent Browning officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Heyburn.

Friends may call from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 10 until 10:40 a.m. Thursday, preceding the service at the church.

For those unable to attend the funeral in person, a live webcast of the Funeral Service will be available at the following link: https://youtu.be/ajunA6CIqnA.

Condolences for Gary Grant Coleman

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From Dawna Bailey:
I am so sorry to hear about Gary’s passing. all my love and thoughts and prayers to his family. Especially to Julie, Todd, Dustin, and Taylor. I love you guys!
From Cathy Kraus:
Dearest Ann,
We at Four Paws are so sorry to learn of Gary's passing. Our love & prayers to your family.
From Barbara Coleman Morrison:
Our Hyrum Coleman family reunion will really miss Gary. He always contributed so much in boat rides, food, prizes and entertainment to all who attended. A great person to be related to. Condolences, thoughts and prayers to Ann and family.
From Monte and Carole Dayley:
Gary and Ann were part of our Empty Nesters group. Gary was so much fun with his wit and comical comments. Our thoughts are with you Ann and your family. Gary will be missed for the great guy that he is.
From Kenny, Debbie Fowler:
So very sorry to hear about Garys passing. One of my favorite people to car talk with. A loving gentle fun to be around personality. Thank you Gary and family for all you do and have done always and forever....
From Jeri Bullock.:
Gary was Marty's counselor in the bishopric as well as longtime friend whom we both admired very much..
One of the most giving and kind people I have known.
From Tammy Tripp:
Wonderful memories of summertime fun with Uncle Gary and Aunt Ann! Spending time with cousins and lots of great food! Mom always loved her “big” little brother!! Prayers to all the Coleman family!
From Felipe Gonzalez:
Sorry for your loss you guys are in my thoughts and prayers
From Kathie and Rick Brown:
We are so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ann and family. I loved being in the Burley 2nd ward with him..
From Shellie Son:
All my love, thoughts and prayers to his family. He was truly a great man and will be missed by many.
From DeVon Rucker:
Gary was a great and honest man. I bought many cars from him over the years, sometimes sight unseen. I new I would never have any problems with them. All the best to his family at this time.
From Lamont Lyons:
A kind and gentle young man as I knew him in our youth. All the best to Gary's family.
From Gene and Dianna Hansen:
Gary was and is a long time friend. He was honest with me in all our dealings, I bought several cars from him. I have enjoyed my friendship with him. He will be missed, but I am thankful that he doesn't have to suffer any longer. He had a real test in his life, and I wish the best for his wife Ann and for their family.

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