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.
  • 77 years old
  • Born on January 1, 1933 in Independence, Iowa, United States.
  • Passed away on October 2, 2010 in Palm Desert, California, United States.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Jean Garrett 77 years old, born on January 1, 1933 and passed away on October 2, 2010. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Theresa Timmins on 1st 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
Posted by Linda Yazzolino on 7th 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
Posted by Theresa Timmins on 12th 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)
Posted by Linda Yazzolino on 1st 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!
Posted by Lani Krause on 1st 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
Posted by Theresa Timmins on 10th 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
Posted by Linda Yazzolino on 2nd 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
Posted by L Price on 24th 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
Posted by Lynda Unterthiner on 22nd 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
Posted by Jay Munsinger on 19th 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) )
Posted by Peter Garrett on 19th October 2010
Missing you BIGTIME! Even your stubborn nature, would give anything to have you here again, love you forever mom.
Posted by Linda Yazzolino on 19th 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.
Posted by Judy Pattison on 18th 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.
Posted by Alan Coit on 17th 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.
Posted by Peter Garrett on 16th 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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