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Thelma Marie Garrett

Aug. 15, 1928Nov. 4, 2011

Thelma Marie Garrett, 83, of Sweet Home passed away Friday.

She was born in Zanesville, Ohio, to Eugene and Elma (Hewitt) Barber. She moved to Lebanon in 1970 and lived in the home that her husband Chester built. 

Thelma was a CNA, but was also a great homemaker. The most important thing in her life was her family and her grandchildren. She will be deeply missed. 

She was a long time member of Jehovah’s Witnesses and had a very strong faith. 

Thelma is survived by nine children, James Garrett of Prineville, Kenneth Garrett of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., Linda Lamer of Jefferson, Nancy Golladay of Joplin, Wanda Garrett Haak of Corvallis, Sherry Garrett of Puyallup, Wash., and Wayne Garrett, Richard Garrett and Darryl Garrett, all of Sweet Home; stepchildren William Garrett of Redmond, and Marjorie Garrett of Reno; sister Dorothy Mero Foley of Alabama; 39 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Garrett; stepson Clayton Garrett; brother LeRoy Barber; and one granddaughter. 

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. 

Memorial contributions can be made in her name to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements (www.sweethomefuneral.com).

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