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Gary E. Tawzer

Posted 2019-03-10 by mhenderson
Published in Today's News-Herald on Mar. 10, 2019 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

After college and the Marine Corps and completing all the necessary
requirements, Gary became a member of The Professional Golf
Association of America and began his career in the golfing world. He
had married Coy Stevens and they had two children Loree and Gary Dirk
Tawzer. They were later divorced.

His Head Professional golf positions were at the Rupert Country Club,
and the Pocatello Country Club where he met and married Patty
Garrison. They had 2 children Jennifer and Jeff Tawzer. Gary then
managed the McCall Golf Course and after 3 years they moved back to
Pocatello, and the Highland Golf Course where Dennis Howell, Sr.
Manager of Riverside G.C. joined him and together they formed the
Corporation, 36 Holes, Inc. and leased both courses from the City for
the next 27 years. Gary also owned and operated two successful Sports
Bars in Pocatello, which he sold by the time he retired. Gary was a
life member of the P. G. A. and a life member of the Elks where he was
a member of The Lake Havasu City Chapter #2399 of the B.P.O.E. Golf
was Gary's life and he loved so many aspects of the game. He loved to
put on tournaments and he loved his time with the Junior Golfers and
he was a wonderful teacher where he received several awards.

When Gary retired, he and Patty moved to Lake Havasu City where they
purchased their retirement home and have lived the last 18 years, and
recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Among many things
Gary was a good husband, father and friend. He would often say, with
enthusiasm, after being with friends or family, 'Life Is Good'. He
will be missed.

Gary is survived by his Wife Patty his children, Jennifer and Jeffrey,
Loree Tawzer Machala, Gary Dirk Tawzer and his brothers Tommy and
Lanny, all his grandchildren and many family members.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Gary on St. Patrick's Day,
March 17 at 5:00 P.M. at the Lake Havasu Golf Club, 2400 Clubhouse Dr.
If you have any questions please call Alana at 1-928-255-5884. The
Celebration is open to all who knew Gary. Please come and celebrate
with us.




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