Family graveside services will be held on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the Rose Memorial Park Cemetery for Carolyn M. Garrett. She was born on January 7, 1938, and passed away at her residence with her family at her side at the age of 82. Reverend Drew Sutton will conduct services.
Carolyn graduated from LSU in 1960 with a degree in elementary education and a masters degree from the University of New Orleans in 1981 in education administration and supervision. She was a passionate teacher who taught at Gretna Park Elementary School in Jefferson Parish from 1963 to 1965, and Alice M. Harte and Rosenwald Elementary Schools in Orleans Parish from 1968 to 1983. She ultimately became the coordinator of the academically gifted and talented program for elementary students for the Orleans Parish School Board. She was dedicated to excellence for all of her students throughout her teaching career.
Survivors include her devoted husband of 62 years, Robert N. Garrett, Jr.; her daughter, Alison Garrett Crowe and her husband Richard, of Weston, Florida and their three daughters, Aimee Crowe Januska and husband Stan of Nocatee, Florida, Hannah Crowe Peterson and husband Mark of Fort Meyers, Florida, and Annabel Crowe of Tokyo, Japan; son Robert Randall Garrett and his wife Renee and daughter Megan of River Ridge, Louisiana; younger brother David B. McDonald and sister-in-law Diane McDonald; as well as her maternal aunt, Mattie Upton, a centenarian of Camden, Arkansas. Carolyn was the loving aunt of seven nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Miller and Mary Byrd McDonald; her brother Joe B. Mcdonald; and her husband's parents, Dr. R. Norval and Dorothy Wilson Garrett.
Carolyn was active in the Hammond community including the Round Table Club of Hammond and a dedicated participant in her church, First United Methodist and its supporting programs.
She led a graceful life and was a loving daughter, beautiful bride, an exceptional wife, and a wonderful mother to her children, Alison and Randy.
A memorial service is planned for the future at the First United Methodist Church in Hammond, Louisiana. The family requests that any memorial gifts be made in her name to that church. 2200 Ru Denise, Hammond Louisiana 70403.