Scott W. Garner
Scott W. Garner, son of Mr. and Mrs. William V. Garner of Dhahran, died last Wednesday, July 11. Funeral services were conducted at the Dhahran Theater on Monday, July 16.
Scott, 20 years of age, was in Dhahran on summer holiday from his studies at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He was a member of the 1968 graduating class of the Aramco school at Najmah, where the family was resident for many years, and later attended the American Community School in Beirut. He completed his high school in Florida.
Surviving family members are his parents, a sister, Lisa, 22, who attends Michigan State College, and a brother, Robert, 16, now in Dhahran on summer holiday from ACS.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations in memory of Mr. Scott Garner be made in the name of Saihat Society for Social Services and mailed to Box 2365, Dhahran. [Photograph]
We would like to thank the people who are sponsoring a needy child in memory of our son, Scott. The card we received from the sponsors was not signed. Sincerely, Mr. & Mrs. W. V. Garner.
'Abd Allah al-Matrood, above right, founder and chairman of the board of the Saihat Society for Social Services, shows Mr. and Mrs. William V. Garner of Dhahran some of the kindergarten facilities of the society's Happy Childhood Home, the recipient of $2009 contributed by friends of the Garners in memory of their son, Scott Garner, who died in July. At present the Happy Childhood Home provides kindergarten facilities for 482 pre-school children, and plans are now under way for a new Saihat Society center that will provide care for children over six as well. The projected center will include a special branch for the deaf and dumb, a student study hall, a center to combat illiteracy, and administrative offices. The Saihat Society was founded in 1962 to collect and distribute funds for fire victims, needy families, and the sick. In 1965 a home for aged was established; in 1967 a home improvement program was adopted which included the renovation of old homes as well as the construction of new; and in 1970 the Happy Childhood Home first opened its doors to the children of Saihat. [Photograph]