Garret Duncan sponsored obituary
A community celebration of life will be held from 1:00-4:00pm on Sunday, July 29, 2007 at the Alta Sierra Country Club. Open to all who knew and loved Gar. Born May 31, 1949 in Oakland California to Sylvia and William Duncan, Gary passed on July 14, 2007 at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital at the age of 58, due to aggressive lung cancer.
He graduated Abraham Lincoln High School, and then received a B.A. in English from California State San Francisco, along with a degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Music was in Gary’s soul, and he spent several years on the road as a musician. Leaving the music industry, Gary found himself in Reno, NV, where he went to work for a local television station. He rapidly went from camera man to night news director. While in Reno, Gary met the love of his life and on June 11, 1983 married Naudice (Naudy) Shum at Galena Creek, NV. Gary’s career in television took off and he soon found himself at KCRA in Sacramento, CA working on “Look Who’s Talking” and “Evening Magazine.” Then to KXTV as a promotion manager working shows like “Scratch” and “Pulse.” Gary eventually became a freelance writer-producer for the broadcast industry and traveled all over the world, becoming an Emmy Award Winning Writer.
The proudest moment of Gary’s life was the birth of his daughter, Tosha Nicole. They shared a special bond, a mutual love of music and words. Reading, discussing books and philosophy, and hours spent with both of them on the guitar and piano.
Searching for a small community to raise their daughter, Gary and Naudice moved to Grass Valley in 1991. Here Gary enjoyed his favorite hobbies: walking Empire Mine, hiking the beautiful foothills, playing his piano/guitar and, of course, golf.
Gary leaves behind: Naudice, his wife; Tosha, his daughter; William, his father; Randy, Jennifer, Kyle and Rebecca, his brother and family; Penny Corn, his mother-in-law; Randy & Jay Shum, his brother-in-laws and dear friends too many to name, who all knew and loved Gar.
In heaven he will join his mother Sylvia, brother Michael and grandmother GeorgeAnn.
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