Thelma V. Garrett, 92, of Pensacola, FL died September 13, 2010 in the loving care of Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO.
Mrs. Garrett was a native of Pensacola, FL and lived there until age 84, then moved to Colorado to be near her family.
Her greatest joy was attending her grandchildren's ballgames, recitals, and concerts, and sharing holiday events with family. She loved being called "GG" (Great Grandma). She was an avid reader and interested in politics and world affairs. When she moved to Colorado, she joined the Red Hatter's group and enjoyed dressing in red and purple outfits and going to lunches, concerts, and rides in the mountains.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Thomas and Sandra Hoog of Longmont, Patricia and Waldo Wesley of Plainview, TX; grandchildren, Michael Hoog and wife, Kim, of Longmont, Mark Hoog and wife, Kristi, of Fort Collins, CO, Michele Hoog Palmisano and husband, Dave, of Burbank, CA; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by George Redmond Garrett, her husband of 61 years; brothers, Aubrey and Wayman Vallia; and sister, Barbara Vallia Young.
Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 23, 2010 at Adamson Chapel in Greeley.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to "Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado," "Sterling House" of Greeley or Longmont, or a charity of choice in care of Adamson Funeral & Cremation Services, 2000 47th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80634.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsonchapels.com
Thelma's family would like to express their deepest gratitude for the tender loving care that the staff at Sterling House of Longmont and Greeley, and Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado gave to their mother while she was in their care. They truly are Angels here on earth.
Published by the Pensacola News Journal on Sep. 19, 2010.