Rita Frances 'Jean' Garber was born June 24, 1926 in Cambridge, MA. Jean, as she was known to her friends and family, passed away peacefully at Paradise Hospice April 20, 2012. Jean was preceded in death by her parents Brinton and Naomi Garber and her brother Brinton, Jr. Jean enlisted in the Woman's Army Corp in 1955. After serving abroad, Jean returned to the US and served in the Regular Army during the Vietnam conflict until 1964. She left the Army in 1964 and re-enlisted in the US Army Reserves until her retirement as a Sergeant-First-Class (E-7) on June 24, 1986.
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Jean was a fun-loving person who enjoyed reading topics on History, Biblical Archaeology, genealogy mysteries, and science fiction. She loved collecting stamps, gold coins, specialized coins, movies that she liked and musical CD's of any and all kinds of music. She was a member of the Genealogy Club in Paradise and a member of the American Legion, Post 259 in Paradise.
She will always be remembered and loved as a kind and helpful person always more concerned with the welfare of others before herself. She had a great sense of humor and enjoyed being around people. She will be missed by those who knew and loved her.
Published in Paradise Post from Apr. 25 to May 24, 2012