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CLETA MAE (GARRETT) DAGGETT CARSON Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home Cleta Carson, 98, of Kennewick, WA, went to be with her Lord in heaven on Saturday, September 24, 2016. She died peacefully with visiting family members and special friend and caregiver Tracy. Cleta was born March 27, 1918, in Flora, OR, the third of seven children born to Edgar and Edna Garrett. Cleta graduated from high school in Lostine, OR, and married Earl Daggett May 23, 1936 in Kennewick. During most of their 23 years of marriage before Earl's death in 1959, they made their living farming in rural Kennewick, growing peppermint, and they raised two daughters and one son. They enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, boating, dancing, and family gatherings. In 1977 Cleta married Charles Carson and during most of their 23 years of marriage, they made their home in Pasco and enjoyed traveling in their RV with the Roamin' Elks and participating in American Legion activities until Charles' death in 2000. While living almost all of her life in Kennewick and Pasco, Cleta was employed by the Tri-City Herald and the Pioneer Title Company and grew vegetable and flower gardens wherever she lived. She sewed clothes for herself and her family, made baby quilts for her newborn grandchildren and liked to crochet and embroider. Cleta also enjoyed membership in the Kennewick First Christian Church and attended the Pasco Christian Church during the years she lived in Pasco. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and regularly played cards with friends and family. Cleta is survived by sister Opal Hudkins of Spokane, brother Dave (Betty) Garrett of Kennewick, daughter Earlene (Leroy) Lewis of Mukilteo, son Jerald (Susan) Daggett of Seattle, daughter Nadine German of Kennewick, 11 grandchildren, 13 great- grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Cleta was preceded in death by four sisters (Anna, Ella, Maxine, and Bonnie), son-in-law Dick German, one grandchild, and 2 great-grandchildren. A viewing will be from 10:00-12:00 noon at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S Union St. in Kennewick on Saturday, October 8. Graveside service and burial will follow at 1:00 at Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Kennewick. Afterwards, a celebration of Cleta's life will be held at the Kennewick First Christian Church at 2:00, followed immediately by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kennewick First Christian Church, 1921 S Olympia St, Kennewick, WA 99337. The family invites you to sign their online tribute wall at www.muellersfuneral
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Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home
1401 S. Union St.
Kennewick, WA 99338
(509) 783-9532
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Published in Tri-City Herald from Oct. 2 to Oct. 5, 2016