We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Virgin Valley Mortuary
Beaver Dam, Arizona – Ira Vaun Garlick, 77, passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at home. Vaun was born February 23, 1945 in Fairview, Utah to Ira Garlick and Hilda Von Rigby. He married Dorthea Elenora Sanders November 25, 1966 in Fairview, Utah and sealed in the Manti Temple on May 11, 1968.
Vaun was raised in Fairview, Utah. He had various jobs, working on his brother's farm hauling hay, the turkey plant in Moroni, and for the state highway department in Delta before attending BYU trade tech school in Provo, Utah which led him into a career in electronics and communications. Vaun worked for EG&G, Centel Telephone, and eventually retired from Sprint.
While helping to install cabinets with his brother-in-law Max Beck, Vaun found the joy of working with wood. He loved building things for family members as well as those who knew of his talents. He was excited to have not only one but two wood working shops during his lifetime, one in Henderson, and the other one in Beaver Dam. He loved spending time working in and organizing his shop.
For many years he sold and installed kitchen cabinets, as a side job, in the Henderson and Las Vegas area for Field Crest Cabinets a business owned by his best friend Wayne Field.
Vaun was also an avid singer/guitar player. He enjoyed both types of music, country and western. His favorite was Johnny Cash and he was always asked to perform at family reunions and other events.
His talent for the love of the guitar began when he received one as a Christmas gift at the age of ten. It wasn’t long after that he began to play and sing for many school assemblies, then dances, and family reunions. While attending BYU trade tech it gave him great joy putting together a band and being lead guitar/singer for the Arizona Club’s country/western dances. His favorite thing was to play and sing all kinds of songs for his children and their families, these times will never be forgotten.
He is survived by his wife, Dorthea Garlick, and their children; DeWayne, DeAnne, Dixie, Darrell, Devin, David, and Donovan, along with his siblings; Lila, Paul and Ilene, 29 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Vaun is preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Hilda; his son Douglas; and his brother Calvin.
The Garlick family wants to Thank everyone at Zion’s Way Home Health & Hospice care givers over the past 3 months, for the kindness and loving care that was given to Vaun and his wife Dorthea. They would also like to Thank any and all Doctors and others that have overseen the health and welfare, be it in Mesquite, NV or St. George, UT...as a family we know he was well watched over by the service that was given to him over the years.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2022, 10:00 a.m. (Pacific) at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 3260 E Old Hwy 91, Littlefield, AZ 86432. Interment will be at the Littlefield cemetery.
The family invites you to leave a message or memory in their Guest Book at www.virginvalleymortuary.com.