Deloris B. Garrett

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Deloris B. Garrett

Departed this life on October 29, 2013. She was born in Terre Haute, Indiana to Bernice and William Brink who preceded her in death.

Deloris graduated from Wiley High School in Terre Haute and went on to attend Indiana State University. She graduated with a BS Magna Cum Laude honors in Speech Pathology, Psychology, Science, and Special Education. She received her Master's in Speech Pathology and Psychology and continued to do post graduate studies. Following a term as President of the Indiana School Psychological Association, she was sent to Washington for advocacy training and conflict management.

Deloris worked with many types of problems in public school and independent settings. She was a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association which selected her as outstanding School Speech Pathologist. Her many awards included Outstanding School Psychologist for the State of Indiana, Liam Grimley Award for distinguished service to the field of psychology, Louis Fishman Award for Outstanding Advocacy, and the TRACI Award given by the city of Indianapolis for volunteer service to cultural organizations.

She also served on over 14 boards of cultural organizations and was a trustee for the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Organizations included, Contempory Art Society (first female president), Print and Drawing Society, Decorative Arts Society, Fashion Arts, all at the IMA, Indianapolis Symphony, Herron School of Art, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Christamore Guild, Festival Music Society and Dance Kaleidoscope.

Deloris was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and served on the Conflict Management Team for the Indiana and Kentucky Synod.

She also served as a state coordinator for Indiana for Parkinson's Action Network.

Deloris enjoyed reading, traveling, skin diving, exercising, shopping, collecting contemporary art and fine dining.

Deloris is survived by her loving husband, David. A heartfelt thank you is extended to her care giver Bonnie Grimes and the staff at the Forum.

Services will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at 1 p.m., with visitation starting at 11 a.m. in Crown Hill Funeral Home . Her final resting place will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Herron School of Art, or PAACI.

Funeral Home
Crown Hill Funeral Home
700 W 38th Street Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 925-3800
Funeral Home Details
Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Oct. 31, 2013
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