Mary Garrett, 83, of Rigby died peacefully at her home on Monday, April 10, 2017.
Mary was born February 16, 1934 in Milo, Idaho the youngest child of Willard Levi Hammon and Elizabeth ‘Libby’ Jordan Hammon. Mary was raised in Milo and attended school in Ucon, Idaho. She was in the last graduating class from Ucon High School in 1951. She married James Keith Garrett March 5, 1952 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. Keith was in the Air Force and they made their first home at Shepherd Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas. After he was released, they moved to the Denver, Colorado area for 9 years. They moved back to Menan and then settled in Rigby in 1965. She worked at Fresh Pak and Taylor Produce off and on throughout her married life. She and Keith loved Square dancing together with friends, the Bar J Wranglers and Chuck Wagons of the West, camping, and after retirement they spent summers as camp hosts in Calamity and Alpine camp grounds at Palisades Reservoir and in Stanley Idaho. They enjoyed traveling. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed being a visiting teacher, serving as compassionate service leader and serving a mission with her husband at Cove Fort in 1998. She enjoyed playing pinochle with her siblings and family for hours.
She is survived by her daughter Lorraine (Michael) Fisher of Ammon, two sons Randy Dale (Karen) Garrett of West Valley, Utah and Stanley Keith (Suzanne) Garrett of Rigby, a sister Elna (Art) Chandler of Buhl, Idaho, a brother W. Marion Hammon “Slim” of Idaho Falls, a sister-in-law Helen Garrett Berry of Lehi, Utah, 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband James Keith Garrett, two sisters and two brothers and a grandson Jared Fisher.
Funeral services were held Saturday April 15, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. in the Rigby 12th Ward LDS Chapel, 602 Sundance, Rigby. The family visited with friends on Friday from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Eckersell Memorial Chapel and on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the church. Burial was in the Rigby Pioneer Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.eckersellfuneralhome.com