Natalie Holt Garrett began her new life in
Heaven early Sunday, May 27, 2001. She will be remembered by family and
friends as a lady who was determined, independent, strong, generous, and
loving. Her family was the most important thing in her life and she has
left them with many wonderful memories.
"Me-Me," as she was called by her grandchildren, and her
twin sister, Helen, were born in Lonoke, Arkansas on July 20, 1918.
After graduating from high school, she went to beauty college and began
her career as a beautician representative with Helene Curtis, where she
traveled extensively. During her travels she met her future husband, Joe
L. Garrett. After marrying she lived and raised her children in
The Garretts lived in Harlingen, Houston, San Antonio, and McAllen,
Texas. Joe, her husband, passed away after they had been married for 36
years. After his death, Mrs. Garrett lived in McAllen, Arlington and
Missouri City. While living in Missouri City, she and her sister, Helen,
were neighbors and close friends until her sister's death in 1997.
Natalie has three daughters, Elaine Lykes of Georgetown, TX, Jonelle
Karraker of Missouri City, TX, and Julia Harris of Ridgefield, CT. She
also has 8 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and many other beloved
relatives. She enjoyed raising flowers, flower arranging, sewing,
needlepoint, and keeping in touch with family and friends. Her children
appreciate the many family members and friends who have been so kind to
their mother. They want to thank the people who prayed for Natalie and
have been so attentive to her. They especially appreciate: Dr. Bonny
Olney and staff, the Hospice at the Texas Medical Center, and the
Mariner Health Center of First Colony, who were all such excellent
There will be a memorial service held in remembrance of Natalie
Garrett on Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at Sugar Creek Baptist
Church in the chapel.