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Garth Stephen Isom

September 21, 1940 - October 26, 2018

Garth Stephen Isom of Washington, Utah, passed away on Thursday morning, October 26, 2018.
Garth was born on September 21, 1940 in Idaho Falls Idaho to Herbert and Marie Isom. He was the oldest of six children, three brothers and 2 sisters. His parents soon moved to Hurricane Utah where he grew up. He loved history and the outdoors.
After graduating from Hurricane High School Garth married Janice Campbell for time and all eternity on August 14, 1959 in the St. George Temple. Garth attended school in Cedar City at Southern Utah University and graduated in 1967 with a bachelor’s in Education.
Garth was recruited to Brawley California to teach History at Barbara Worth Junior High school. He later went to Utah State University and received a Master’s in Education and then became the Vice Principal of Barbara Worth. He was the Principal of Calipatria High, Calexico High School, and Superintendent of Brawley Union High.
After he retired in 2004 he served a mission for the LDS church in Rapid City North Dakota with his wife, Janice . After a successful mission they settled down in Hurricane Utah. Garth and Janice then moved to Washington Utah in 2016. 
Garth was a little league coach for the Bears, he served in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as the Assistant Scout Master, Seminary Teacher, Bishop of the Brawley Ward, Counselor in El Centro Stake Presidency and High Counselman in El Centro Stake. He served as a Chaplain in the prison at Calipatria. Garth had also served as the President of the Hurricane Valley Sons of Utah Pioneers. 

Garth is survived by his wife, Janice and their six children, Steve (Ashley), Shannon (Kim), Darren, Mindy (Troy), Stacy (John), Jason (Natasha). Fifteen grandchildren, Taelor, Ryan, Austin, Alex, Luke, Kate, Ellie, JP, Baylee, Brock, Kamryn, Keslie, Reese, Madeline, Kendall and one great-grandson Damien. Siblings Larry, Jane, Nina, and Dale. He was preceded in death by his daughters, Alisha and Cari Isom; brother Reed and parents Herbert and Marie Isom.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov.1, 2018 at the 600 E. Telegraph Chapel in Washington, Utah. The viewing will be from 1 pm - 2:30 pm and the funeral service will begin at 3:00 pm.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, (435) 673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Garth’s online guestbook at

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