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KEPHART, Gary
KEPHART, Gary born on June 22, 1953 in Niagara Falls, N.Y. and died from leukemia on August 22, 2016 in Lancaster, Calif., surrounded by his family. Garys family moved to Lancaster in 1958. He enjoyed the typical childhood growing up in Lancaster during the 1960s and occasional summer trips to Pennsylvania to visit relatives. Gary graduated from Antelope Valley high School in 1971 and attended Antelope Valley College for two years. He worked in the printing industry for 43 years. His first job was running a small press. Dedicated to his work, he learned many aspects of the industry over the years, eventually becoming the production manager for a small printing company. Things Gary enjoyed most were drawing in nature, hiking, gardening, music, and his church family. His passion was his family and those in need which was evident by decades of volunteering with homeless ministries throughout the AV. Survived by his wife of 40 years, Debe, his children Erick, Shawn (Jeni), Lauren (Mark), Bryan and grandchildren Chloe, Bradlee, and Cambria. He is also survived by his siblings Alan, Bill (Renee), Diane (Phil), and many nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held at 11am on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Desert Vineyard Church, 1011 East Avenue I, Lancaster, Calif., 93535. True to his nature, Gary had asked that in lieu of flowers donations be made to his church, The Edge (43807 15th St. W., Lancaster, Calif., 93534), earmarked for the church's homeless ministry. He will be missed by all.

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