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Garrett Michael Neibert, 1957-2013

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Garrett Michael Neibert

Garrett was born on April 6, 1957 in Glendale to Judith and Ronald Simpson. He left this earth to go home to his Lord in the early morning hours of Jan. 6, 2012 in Bakersfield.

In his youth, he loved to race his motocross bike, tinker on things and work on anything mechanical. He was a jack-of-all-trades and had been employed in the oil fields, construction, as a food server and car salesman. He also worked for many years as a truck driver and auto mechanic.

Garrett was currently enrolled in computer technology college courses and thoroughly enjoyed talking about all he was learning.

Garrett was a self-taught auto mechanic who could fix anything and make things work with the stretch if his imagination. His unique ability with auto repair and home improvement projects will be sincerely missed by his family.

He will be remembered for his willingness to help others, expecting nothing in return.

Garrett was an avid supporter of recovery, managed a recovery home for a period of time and wanted to give back while helping whoever he could.

His family was the most important part of his life; he loved his wife, family and dogs. Garrett was loved by all and will be greatly missed.

Garrett was preceded in death by an infant son Douglas Michael and his parents Judith and Marshall Neibert and Ronald Simpson. He leaves behind his wife Linda Neibert and son William (Vanessa) Neibert of Bakersfield; daughter Crystal Neibert and granddaughters Sydney and Clouey Echols of Tehachapi; daughter Danielle Neibert of Havre, Mont.; sister Mary Hershberger of Bakersfield; sister Kim (Tom) Sampson of Tehachapi and numerous nieces and nephews.

Honoring Garrett’s wishes, there will be no services — there will be a party.  A celebration of his life is planned for April 6 in Tehachapi. The celebration information will be posted on the Tehachapi High School deceased classmates and faculty Facebook page.

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