Phillip R. Garnett
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Phillip Randall Garnett, 61, was born on Nov. 25, 1949, in Audubon, Iowa, the youngest of four children and died Sept. 17, 2011 at the VA Hospital in Loma Linda, Calif.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served his country in the Vietnam War. He married Deborah Fatheree in 1983 and became a father to her three children before also having a daughter of his own. "Coach Phil" shared his passion for softball with his daughter Sonja and the many others he coached and trained. He is survived by his sweetheart Peggy, his four children, George, Natasha, Matthew and Sonja, and his two grandchildren, Clayton and Caspian. He will be greatly missed.
A scholarship fund is being established to honor his memory. Contributions to the Garnett Scholarship Fund can be sent to the Pasadena Community Foundation, 260 S. Los Robles Ave., Ste 119, Pasadena, CA 91101 or made at http://www.pasadenacf.org . (Please make checks out to "Pasadena Community Foundation" and write "Garnett Scholarship" on the memo line). Questions about the Scholarship or Memorial can be sent to GarnettScholarship@gmail.com
Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, 2011