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Eleanor Bowers Garrett Petty

Salem, Virginia

Sep 7, 1912 - Jan 13, 2013

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Dear Nancy, Billy, & family,
Eleanor will be greatly missed by her "Federation" friends. She loved her club meetings, district meetings, and GFWC Virginia Conventions and Conferences. She was a wonderful source of federation history.
For me she was such a wonderful help in being sure I met all of her friends at these events. She helped me to appreciate this wonderful organization.
Eleanor will be greatly missed and particularly her smile.
May happy...

Dear Family,

When Eleanor taught at the Catawba School in the 1930's, she and my Aunt, Hazel Richardson Bolger, roomed together in an apartment over the Hinchee's Store and also taught together at the School. I also knew her while teaching in the Roanoke City Schools. Her second husband, Miller Petty, was a friend of our family, and they lived in the beautiful Petty home on Plantation Road. What a wonderful, long life. Prayers and thoughts are sent your way. God bless !

Miss Garrett, that was how I knew her in 1952 and 1953, the most caring, warm and helpful teacher in my life. Her memories still are with me.
May God bless the family.
Sherion Mauk Guyll

I remember Miss Garrett as we called her she taught me in 1932 at Catawba School She was a wonderful person. Bunny Giles.

Mrs Petty was a lovely lady. I knew her through the UDC. She was a proud Real Granddaughter of the Confederacy.
My sympathy to her family.


Eleanor's Obituaries

Eleanor Bowers Garrett Petty, 100, of Staunton and formerly of Salem, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2013. She was born on September 7, 1912 in Rural Retreat, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilson Randolph Bowers and Brown E. Bowers; brother, Warren Brown Bowers; her...

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