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Joel Howard Garretson IV

Kurt and Kate Garretson celebrate the birth of their son, Joel Howard Garretson IV on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at 2:14 a.m. At birth, Joel weighed eight pounds, nine ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long.


Joel is welcomed home by his grandparents Joel Garretson, of Salem; Linda and Frank Gertcher, of Ft. Myers, Fla.; and Leigh Adams and Leigh Peterson, of Colorado Springs, Colo.


His great-grandparents are Anna Lee Conrad, of West Point; Marilyn Denlinger, of Marion; and Joyce Garretson, of Salem.