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  Garland F. Drewrey
     Born in Arkansas 1921 to Norval and Sybil Drewrey. He married Frances Nau in 1942. He is survived by his wife,Fran, and three children, Marvin (Buzz) and wife Julie, George (Kip) and wife Jeanne, and his baby girl, Marta and husband (Gus), his sister, Maxine and husband (Bart), eight grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
     Garland "Drew" Drewrey was a decorated WWII veteran, receiving a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and recommended for the Silver Star. Served with the 82nd Airborne in the Market Garden
Campaign in Holland. Drew lived in California, Nevada and Idaho, residing at the "Fun House" in Cascade, Idaho at the time of his death. Drew was employed by the State of California Department of Agriculture and returned to Idaho as an entrepreneur in Boise, having owned and operated "Fran's Donut Shop" and "The Beef Baron". He was later employed by the State of Idaho Dept of Corrections and retired as Administrator of Operations. After retiring he owned and operated Classic Construction, and Classic Candy Company.
     Drew enjoyed life to the fullest, hunting, fishing, flying, playing cards (known to attempt to cheat at "flog" ) but most of all he enjoyed and appreciated time spent with his family. His motto: "As you wander down life's road, friend, whatever be your goal, keep your eye upon the donut and not upon the hole."
     Services: Emmett Cemetery for inurnment Aug. 15, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. followed by Requiem mass at Sacred Heart Church in Emmett at 3 p.m. Memorial gathering in Sacred Heart Parish Hall immediately following the service.

Published in Idaho Statesman on August 15, 2008

   Garland Drewrey was a replacement troop transferred to the 508th from an 82nd Airborne Division pool in Leicester, England on 31 August 44.  He was assigned to Company B just in time to participate in the Holland Campaign which was launched less than three weeks after his arrival.
   He was seriously wounded in action on 18 Sept 44, the second day of combat, and was evacuated to a field hospital, probably in England.  He does not appear to have returned to the 508h thereafter.
   As mentioned n his obituary Drew was the administrator of operations at the Idaho state Penitentiary, the so-called "Fun House".  The article at right is taken from that time period.

Convicts Ride More, Walk less
 by Richard Charneck
   BOISE (UPI) --- Convicts and guards at the Idaho Penitentiary are walking more and riding less these days and the board of   corrections is saving money on motor fuel.
   Garland Drewrey, administrator of operations at the prison, said the change was instituted after Don Erickson replaced Raymond May as director last spring.
  "We were concerned about the number of vehicles on the road all the time," Drewrey said.  "We conducted a survey and found any number of older pickups were being used around the prison instead of just walking."
   He said he found instances where prisoners would be moving sprinkler pipe and would climb into a truck with a guard to drive across a field instead of just walking across it.
   Checking off the vehicles used for intermittent short hauls, he said, the prison administration has "dead lined" then and eventually hopes to sell them.
   "We reduced the number of vehicles in use by about 50 percent," Drewrey said.  "I couldn't give you a percentage of the gas saved but we
did reduce it a considerablr4 amount."
   For the past several months a legislative audit team has been conducting an audit of the penitentiary --- from the period beginning July 1, 1969 though June 40, 1964 [sic].
   Preliminary findings indicated they uncovered what appeared to be an excessive use of gasoline and other fuels at the prison.
   "While controls in the past were not as good as they should have been,' Drewrey said, he doubts if there was pilferage at the prison.  He said the on-road usage was not as great as it first appeared to be, either.
   He said the initial findings didn't take into consideration all the farm equipment operated by the penitentiary.  In addition, he said, diesel fuel used to run boilers at the slaughterhouse was lumped in with fuel used on the road.
   But to make sure fuel is not ripped off in the future, he said, tighter controls are being exercised tied directly to the vehicle in the accounts.
   Nobody gets gas now if they don't have ... (illegible)

The Idaho Free Press & The News-Tribune, Wednesday, November 20, 1974 - 2

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