Florence Garrett

December 4, 1950 to August 8, 2006

Florence Lorna Garrett Age 55, passed away August 8th, 2006. Beloved mother of Doug (Shannon), Christy (Amy), Jeff (Kim); grandmother of Megan and Savanna; sister of Mary, Susan (Gary), Buddy (Paula), Peggy (Mike), Betty (Mark), James (Karen); and dearest aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Bud and Jane Stewart of Detroit. Florence was born on December 4, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan. She spoke fondly of her childhood and her sisters and brothers remained her best friends throughout her lifetime. Florence raised three children while putting herself through nursing school. She took great pride in being a mother and in being a nurse. She was outstanding at both. For 26 years she was a cancer nurse at Harper Hospital and the Karmanos Cancer Institute. She worked tirelessly on behalf of thousands of patients and earned the love and respect of the many people she touched. Her greatest joys came from seeing her children find love and start families. Her grandchildren were the light of her life. Seeing them made her smile and laugh with a pureness of joy. Florence will always be remembered for her strength of character, for her courage in handling all that life threw her way, and for being the rock that everybody could lean on for support. She will be so very missed by all those who knew and loved her.