Gary was born on July 27, 1945 to Clyde and Gloria Mize. He graduated from Baldwin Park High school in Los Angeles County in 1961 and passed away February 9, 2020 in Toledo Oregon with his wife Linda Mize (Johnson).
He never could stay long in one stop so he resided in many places. Some of his fondest memories were made in Ventura California, Durango & Ignacio Colorado, Las Vegas Nevada and the most recent, Toledo Oregon where his lived out his last days on the farm with his pet chickens.
Gary had 5 blood related children and stepped in as a father figure to many others. His daughter Tracy and her husband Steve Oakley of Bend Oregon, daughter Kimberly Mize and step children, Bobby Knull and Kat of Medford, Oregon, son Wesley and wife Shelley of Wellington Colorado and daughter Shellie and husband Artemio Lopez of Toledo Oregon and Erika Atencio from Ignacio Colorado. He had many grandchildren: Hope & Heather Poet, Brianna, Danny, Karleah, Mia & Fernando Lopez, Ethan, Noah and Lacy Mize .
The service will be at his mother's home in Santa Maria California later this summer, 2020.
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