Biografi for: Roland Berth Garner

Patricia M Ryan in the Washington, U.S., Marriage Index, 1969-2017
Name: Patricia M Ryan. Maiden Name: McGinnis. Marriage Date: 19 May 1984. Marriage Place: King, Washington, USA. Marriage License Place: King, Washington, USA. Spouse: Rolon B Garner

U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-Current
Rolon Bert Garner. Death Age: 75. Birth Date: 5 Jan 1940. Birth Place: Dust Bowler. Residence Place: Seattle. Death Date: 17 Aug. Death Place: Whidbey Island. Spouse: Patricia. Child: Shane

Rolon Bert Garner in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Rolon Bert Garner. Birth Date: 5 Jan 1940. Birth Place: Springfield, Lane County, Oregon, United States of America. Death Date: 17 Aug 2015. Death Place: Island County, Washington, United States of America. Has Bio?: Y

January 5, 1940 ~ August 17, 2015
Rolon Bert Garner, a Seattle art legend whose influence on the local art scene was immense, passed away peacefully August 17th on Whidbey Island. He was 75.
Garner, who was born and raised in Springfield Oregon to dust bowler parents from Oklahoma, attended the Museum Art School in Portland before moving to Seattle. He was an artist in his own right, but spent most of his energy showing other artist's work as an extremely talented exhibition designer. In Seattle he had either founded or helped establish many of the best things that happened in Seattle art during the 60's, 70's and 80's; Bumbershoot, and/or Gallery, Artech, The Virginia Inn artbar program and more. He held several art teaching posts in Washington and Oregon, and served as a commissioner on the Washington State Arts commission. For 20 years he was the art director and co-owner of the historic Two Bells Tavern in Belltown with his beloved wife Patricia. In 1999 he and his wife retreated to Whidbey Island where he continued making his own art at his private studio in Clinton.
Rolon 'Bert' was a brother, father and a mentor to so many. Surviving family members include his son Shane and two grandchildren, Colin and Breanna. His unique character and love for all will be greatly missed.
A memorial celebration is being planned for late September in Seattle. Memorial contributions may be made to Seattle Art Museum (SAM).
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Published in The Seattle Times from Aug. 25 to Aug. 26, 2015
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