Chester David "Chet" Garrett
1943 - 2021

February 12, 1943 ˜ November 7, 2021

Loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, teacher, and mentor. On Nov. 7, 2021, Chester David Garrett passed away at Portland Adventist Hospital.
Chet is survived by his wife, Jeanne; brothers, Bill (Leona) and Bob (Sheila); and sister, Vivian; his children, Chester, Jr. (Toni), Oliver, Anita, Jason Dozark (Janelle), Alyssa Dark (Brad), Ashley Swenson (Ben); 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Chester was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Althea Garrett; his sister, Cindy Quaintance; and his sons, David and Nelson.
Chet was born Feb. 12, 1943, in Millford, MA. At the age of three, the Garrett family moved to Southern California. After living in both Southern California and Massachusetts, he finally settled in the Pacific Northwest in the early 60s. Chet worked in the electrical field for 60 years. He was an electrician, electrical administrator, electrical inspector, taught thousands of electricians, and genuinely loved his work. When Chet wasn’t working or teaching, he was spending time with his family and friends. He loved his family and enjoyed laughing, joking, and teasing his kids and grandkids. Chet is best known for his sense of humor and generosity! Helping others was his passion. His smile would light up the room, and his stories kept everyone entertained. Chet lived his life serving God and helping others in any way that he could. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and entire community.
Chet’s service will be held on Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. at House of God 1802 NE 167th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98684
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Published by The Columbian on Nov. 14, 2021.
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1802 NE 167th Ave., Vancouver, WA
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Offering our deepest sympathy in the loss of Chet. Chet was one of a kind. He truly wanted to know about others, their likes, personalities, strengths and weaknesses. Chet then visited about those things and listened. He gave much of himself and will be missed by many.
Scott, Barb, and Adam Dark
November 18, 2021
RIP Chet. Thank you for your years of service to the electrical industry of SW Washington.
Tim Gregg
November 17, 2021
So, Thank you. Love, Roberta
November 15, 2021
I was fortunate to have taken year long electrical code classes at Clark College from Chet back in the seventies, he was the Quintessential teacher and mentor, and a consummate mathematician. I am fortunate to be one of the thousands of electricians lives that Chet touched, he was truly a blessing. Chet gave his time and knowledge unselfishly and only asked that you help others as someone had helped him in the past. My condolences to the family, and thank you for sharing him, it was my supreme pleasure to have known him. Brad Miller (Lighthouse Electric).
Brad Miller Lighthouse Electric
November 15, 2021
I had such a blast being your neighbor all those years, it was a time I´ll never forget and truly an honor to have known you.
Chris Harbin
November 14, 2021
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