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Jean Garrett
  • 77 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 1, 1933
  • Place of birth:
    Independence, Iowa, United States
  • Date of passing: Oct 2, 2010
  • Place of passing:
    Palm Desert, California, United States
Jean lived life in every moment, as if each day was a gift just waiting to be unwrapped. We will carry her in our hearts forever, remembering to embrace this life with as much love as she did.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Jean Garrett, 77, born on January 1, 1933 and passed away on October 2, 2010. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Theresa Timmins on 2nd October 2011

"Mom...It has been a year today...and never a day goes by without me wanting to pick up the phone and call you...unfortunately now it is only to the heavens... We all miss you so much...so many great, GREAT and not so great memories I LOVE YOU MOM TO INFINITY AND BEYOND"

This tribute was added by Linda Yazzolino on 8th May 2011

"Happy Mother's Day, to the best mother who ever lived! I know that you are whooping it up with some of the great ones, (mere contenders, however) including your greatest rival, Mother Theresa. We love you and miss you very much, but hold your memory"

This tribute was added by Theresa Timmins on 13th February 2011

"Happy early Valentine's Day Mom...In your honor I bought 2 bags of Reese's PB Cups yesterday(on sale)...not for me, but to share with others...I will have a bite though in your honor...I miss you Mom... Your favorite daughter(Don't tell the other girls)"

This tribute was added by Linda Yazzolino on 2nd January 2011

"Happy Birthday Mom! Lani's words pretty much said it all. We all love you and miss you very much! I do however, understand how you ate those peanut butter cups all those years and will have my own Reese-a-thon tribute tonight!"

This tribute was added by Lani Krause on 2nd January 2011

"Happy birthday momma! I ate a disgusting Reese's cup in
your honor. How in the world did you eat those? We had
all the family together a week before Christmas to celebrate your incredible life. There was more laughter than tears, as you would want it.  We miss your
earthly presence very much, but we all feel your spirit in our daily lives.   Love you very much!
   Happy birthday Granny Fanny"

This tribute was added by Theresa Timmins on 11th November 2010

"Another one of mom's best..."Sing as if no one can hear you..Dance as if no one can see you and Love as if you have never been hurt before"  author unknown"

This tribute was added by Linda Yazzolino on 3rd November 2010

"Another of Mom's favorite quotes:


What lies behind us
and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared
to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson"

This tribute was added by L Price on 25th October 2010

"Our deepest condolences to all of "Nurse Jean's" family and friends.  That's what my family called her. She was always so wonderful with my children when they visited Dr. Coit, and always had a smile and a joke for them. Whenever I ran into her around town, she was just the same. They are all grown now, but remember her dearly.  The Prices, Lorraine, Drew, David and Leah"

This tribute was added by lynda unterthiner on 23rd October 2010

"We remember Jean's dignity and spontaneous warmth and that impression came from only brief encounters. . .  In a way, not unlike her daughter, Lori, and that is reassuring because she will live on through her daughter.
In my people's language, "chante washte   Mitakoye oyasin"..... With a pure heart we are all related.
Rudi & Lynda Unterthiner"

This tribute was added by jay munsinger on 20th October 2010

"How ironic I was thinking about Jeanne just last weekend.  I came across a little jewelry box she sent me for my first communion about 40 years ago!  I kept it just like she sent it - perfume, shells, sun dial and a scorpion wrapped up in tape.  (Jay Munsinger (Duff) )"

This tribute was added by Peter Garrett on 20th October 2010

"Missing you BIGTIME! Even your stubborn nature, would give anything to have you here again, love you forever mom."

This tribute was added by Linda Yazzolino on 20th October 2010

"One of Mom's favorite quotes and the way she lived her life:

I shall pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness
that I can show to any human being, let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it.
For I shall not pass this way again.                    

We were so very lucky to have her as our mother and role model."

This tribute was added by judy pattison on 19th October 2010

"One very short day and just a few short hours with Jean,became a life time memory of a warm and wonderful lady. We should have splurged on dessert."

This tribute was added by Alan Coit on 18th October 2010

"Jeane was one of the rare individuals who could live life in the moment, appreciating the people she meet and the nature she saw."

This tribute was added by Peter Garrett on 17th October 2010

"The best way for anyone who knew Jeanne to honor her life is to embody her most important attributes; be nice, love everyone, and last but certainly not least, take the unknown road as often as possible, because you never know what treasures you might find."


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