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Findley, Gary 1943-2016


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Date: 4/17/2016 at 09:22:54

Gary Findley
Gillett Grove formerly of Mitchellville

Gary Findley, 73, was born February 22, 1943, to Charles and Beulah Findley in Des Moines, Iowa. He passed away at Spencer Hospital on Sunday, April 3, 2016.

Gary graduated from Colfax High School in 1961 and then joined the Navy. He lived in Mitchellville, Iowa most of his life. He was employed with the Sheet Metal Union Local 45 and later worked for Stetson Building Products. He left Stetson's and moved to Gillett Grove, Iowa. While enjoying his retirement there, he worked in the summers for Clay County Roads. He was also elected Mayor of Gillett Grove and served in that capacity for 8 years. Every person commenting on Gary said he left that town far better than he found it. Gary was a skilled gardener and a great cook. He enjoyed fishing, riding his Harley and collecting Native American artifacts. His latest passion was polishing and cruising in his convertible Jaguar. Devotion and the love he showed his grandkids was an enduring joy in his life.

Gary is survived by his daughter, Jennifer (Jim) Swearngin; grandsons, Bryce and Addison Swearngin; sister, Patti Underwood; sister-in-law, Patty Findley and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Grant Findley and grandson, Jacob Swearngin.

Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at the Mitchellville Funeral Home, 303 Center Street, Mitchellville, Iowa 50169. The family will welcome visitors from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.at the funeral home. Family requests that any condolences or memories of Gary be shared on Hamilton's website; www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

Memorial contributions can be made to the family in loving memory of Gary. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/desmoinesregister/obituary.aspx?n=gary-findley&pid=179615802&fhid=17487#sthash.rEFQrJgq.dpuf ~ The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa 15 Apr 2016.


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