JEANNINE R. GARRETT

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GARRETT, JEANNINE R., 45

Gainesville - Jeannie R. Garrett, 45, passed away October 28th at Haven Hospice, Gainesville, FL. She was born February 14, 1967 in Vero Beach, FL.

She is survived by her husband, Derek Garrett, mother Janis Murray, father Jerry M. Johnson and his wife Shirley, and sister JaneIle Franks (Walter). She is also survived by her 'bonus' siblings Heather Toledo, Sabrina Toledo (Arthur), Amy Hodges, Slate Hodges (Dianna) and Derrick Powell. In addition, her in laws Lynette & Steven Snyder, brother in laws Chuck Garrett (AnnaRae), Eric Garrett (Sheryl), Paul Snyder (Keisha), sisters in law Felice Harrington (Frank), Rachel Beaugez, and Rebecca Snyder.

Jeannine was raised in Vero Beach and moved to Jupiter Fl when she was a teenager. She graduated from Jupiter High School and moved to Ogden, Utah after graduation. Eventually, she moved to Salt Lake city and became active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she met her husband. While in Salt Lake, she worked for the IRS and the local paper, The Deseret News.

Jeannine and Derek moved to Gainesville in 2004 where she remained active in her church and continued her career in medical billing and insurance verification.

Jeannine was an avid reader, and, as a child loved to write short stories and poetry. She was in the process of writing a book which is unfinished. She worked in the library of her church and made home visits occasionally. She was always willing to help others as she was a loving, caring, giving young woman.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 3rd at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 3745 N.W. 16th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32605

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made in Jeannine's honor to Haven Hospice, 4200 N.W. 90th blvd. Gainesville, Fl. 32606.

Published in Gainesville Sun from Nov. 1 to Nov. 3, 2012
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