ODESSA Margie Ann Garrison, 85, was gently carried by angels from this world to her heavenly home Saturday evening, May 18, 2013. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.|
Margie was born on September 23, 1927, in Corsicana, TX, to Paul and Willie Utley.
On November 21, 1946, she married Monte Garrison in Dallas, TX. They were married 62 years before his death in 2008.
Margie enjoyed working with hearing impaired students for twenty years. She was a dedicated daughter who took care of her mother for over twenty-five years. Soon after her mother passed away, Marie was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. No one expected her to beat it, but God knew she would because she was needed here. She was a devoted wife, as she cared for Monte during his nine year battle with Alzheimer's disease. She enjoyed spending time with her nine grandchildren. They always loved coming to stay with their "Nanna" because they knew she had a special place in her heart for each one of them. She was undeniably the best mom ever. She always had a shoulder to lean on and she was a wonderful listener. She also had excellent advice to share. Margie was blessed with a keen sense of humor. She was quick witted even when she didn't try to be. This lovely one of a kind lady will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She is preceded in death by her husband, daughter, Brenda, parents, one brother and three sisters.
She is survived by her daughter, Christy Ordener and husband Garry of Odessa, TX; a son, Bruce Garrison of Midland, TX; grandchildren, Jason, Jacob, Jordan, Heidi, Hillary, Holli, Brad, Bryan and Bryce; great-grandchildren, McKinley Jayden and Kaden; and one nephew, Paull Marcus.
Visitation will be held from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Frank W. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Minister Troy Stevenson officiating. Interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
The family wishes to thank the people of Comfort Keepers Home Health that helped her remain in her own home for as long as she could. Thanks to the caring staff at Buena Vida Nursing Home and the many wonderful friends she made while living there. Special thanks to the staff of Hospice House for your exceptional kindness and care during Margie's transition to her heavenly home.
"Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)
Services are entrusted to Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
Published in Odessa American on May 21, 2013