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David Garver


David Aaron Garver, 32, Iola, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.
David was born April 7, 1980, in Iola, the son of Steven L. and Sandra Kay (Hiser) Garver. He grew up in Iola and graduated from Iola High School in 1998.
During his high school years he was avidly involved in forensics and drama. David enjoyed all of his friendships throughout the years and made new ones in seconds. He loved to engage you with hour long conversations and always had a joke that would leave a smile on your face. His door was always open for his friends and was always there if you needed help. He loved people and animals.
David then attended college while employed with local companies, including Garver Construction with his older brother Mike. He later worked for Fagen Inc., doing construction and managing the building of ethanol plants, working up to acting superintendent. While employed for Fagen he got selected to work on the TransCanada Pipeline.
In 2008, David moved back to Iola to be closer to family and friends with his fiance Delia, while she was going through a year and a half battle with kidney and liver transplants. He then received his CNA license and was employed with Resource Center for Independent Living in Iola.
David was a member of the Gift of Life Foundation since being the primary caregiver for his fiance Delia. David and his father Steve shared the same enthusiasm with being involved in Pickleball and later creating and designing pickle paddles. He also enjoyed cars, VWs, motorcycles, movies, music, cooking, animals, swimming, camping and canoeing. David extended himself out to people any way that he could that he never met a stranger.
He is survived by his fiance, Deliabel Sanchez; his parents, Steven L. and Sandra K. Garver, Iola; siblings, Vicki Smith and husband, Dewayne, Iola, Michael L. Garver and Keri Nelson, Iola, and Jerry Sanchez and wife, Ashley, California; grandparents, Wayne and Oleata Hiser, Iola, and Robert and Carol Garver, Arkadelphia, Ark.; five nieces and nephews, Dalton and Kristin Garver, Benjamin Smith and Emily and Keagen Sanchez; aunts and uncles, Diana and Allen Miller, Wichita, Susan Garver, Iola, Sandy and Russell Ryman, Iola, and Tammy Call, Topeka.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mary Call and husband, Kenneth, and aunt, Debra Hiser.
He will lie in-state at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola Thursday for friends to sign the register and pay respects.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, at the chapel. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Iola.
Memorial choice is the David A. Garver Memorial Fund and may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements.
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