Ms. Garrett died Thursday, May 20, at her home in Rockdale.
She was born Nov. 6, 1915, in Rockdale to Joseph Adam Stein Sr. and Emilie Elisa (Luderus) Stein.
Ms. Garrett was a career U.S. Marine, serving during World War II, the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. She retired as a master gunnery sergeant on Nov. 6, 1974, after 31 years.
She was a graduate of Rockdale High School and lived in Rockdale for the past 21 years, after moving from Hobbs, New Mexico. During her career, she lived in several other places, including Washington, DC, California and Massachusetts.
Ms. Garrett was preceded in death by her parents; eight sisters, Molly E. Farra, Louise A. Norwood, Katherine T. Holland, Helen F. Stein, Della Eloie Martin, Josephine Stein, Emily E. York and Gertrude M. Wingard; three brothers, Otto F. Stein, Couler V. Stein and Joseph Adam Stein Jr.; a niece, Mary Catherine Hill; and a nephew, G.C. “Pete” York.
Survivors are five nieces and nephews, Louis Houlihan of Huntington Beach, California, Edna Goff of Amarillo, Dawn Reynolds of Dallas, Louise Phillips of Waco, Mary Ann Gilbert of Rockdale; also, a number of great-nieces and nephews.