Marc Stephan Garrison
On Saturday, September 18, Marc Stephan Garrison passed away unexpectedly at Banner Baywood Hospital. He had been released from Banner Gateway to the Citadel Post Acute just 41 hours prior. He was to turn 65 that week.
He was preceded in death by his parents James snd Sharon, his brothers James and Kenneth and his sister Karie.
He is survived by his wife Brenda, 4 children, 4 bonus children, and 25 grandchildren.
Marc was born in California, and attended Lakewood High School, UCLA and BYU. As a junior high student he won a spot to attend the National Math and Science Symposium at Harvard University and won a spot the next year also, ( 2 students from each state were selected). That year he earned the top prize for finishing the Calculous competition being the first ever to complete the test 100% and also scoring a perfect 100. That led to other pursuits that benefited a great number of people.
His love of learning led to several degrees, BS/Psych, MBA, PHD in Economics. He was an author of 18 books being published by Simon & Schuster and others.
He served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Sweden and later returned , lived and worked from there. He was a quick study in linguistics and learned all the Baltic languages. While on his mission he served as translator for then Area President Thomas S Monson, who remembered Marc years later at Ohare airport and called out a greeting to “ Elder Garrison”.Marc shared his testimony eith everyone he met, anywhere.
Marc was a pilot and owned 2 planes, a Bombardier speed boat, homes in Orem and Sundance Utah, Maui Hawaii, Dalero Sweden, and Mesa Arizona. He was adventurous and giving. He started “flipping” homes before that was a word, later flipped apartment buildings.
His friends throughout the years have shared he was the most intelligent man they ever knew, one even said he was, “ wicked Smart” and a best friend. Marcs hallmark quality was never complaining about any earthly challenges.