Janie Victoria Colburn Garrett, 96, of Orange, passed away Aug. 11, at The Meadows in Orange.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, Aug. 17, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Barry Bradley of First Baptist Church in Orange. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 9:00 am.
Born in Orange, Dec. 11, 1918, she was the daughter of Joseph Monroe Colburn and Mary Elizabeth “Mamie” Depwe Colburn. Janie was a former Stark High School Bengal Guard and worked as a surgical nurse at Orange Memorial Hospital for 20 years. She enjoyed a great retirement with her husband at Toledo Bend Lake for 21 years, where she loved spending time with her family and friends. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice T. Garrett; daughter, Maureen J. Hutchins and sisters, Earline McClelland, Carol Jo Frames and infant sister Dorothy Colburn.
She is survived by her daughter, Jo Earline “Tutu” Andrews Cron and husband Robert; son-in-law, James “Hutch” Hutchins; granddaughter, Jane Dyer and husband Ernie; grandsons, Mark Welch and wife Angie, Todd Trawhon and wife Trema, Troy Trawhon and wife Leigh-ann; 10 great-grandchildren, Dustin Dyer and wife Lisa, Ashton Nottebart and husband Wes, Katie Welch, Cassidy Jones, Chase Jones, Mackenzie Trawhon, Drake Trawhon, Claire Trawhon, Pate Arena and Conner Trawhon and great-great-grandsons, Witten Dyer and Greyson Nottebart due to arrive in November.
The family would like to thank the staff of The Meadows for all of the wonder care of love they gave Mrs. Garrett.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church building fund at 7637 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Orange, TX 77632, or to the American Heart Association at 10900-B Stonelake Blvd., Suite 320 Austin, TX 78759.