Mrs. Helen Mae Garrett, 89, of Delton, MI, passed away on September 18, 2022. Mrs. Garrett was born on March 26, 1933 in Kalamazoo, MI. the daughter of Decil R. and Mildred M (Sprague) Fuhrman. She lived most of her life in the Delton area.
On January 19, 1954, she was united in marriage to Maurice James Garrett, Jr. on the Bride and Groom Television show in New York. She is survived by two sons Timothy A. (Vicki A.) Garrett of Delton, MI and
Christopher J. (Rachel M.) Garrett of Saginaw, Ml., a grandson Camden J. Garrett, two granddaughters Alannah M. Garrett and Aaralyn R. Garrett, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice J. Garrett, Jr.; parents; daughter, Christina Joan; sister, Joan F. Hayward of Delton; brothers and sisters-in-law: Robert D. and Meredith Fuhrman of Kalamazoo, MI,
and Richard E. and Rita Fuhrman of Silverdale, WA.
Mrs. Garrett received both her bachelor and master degrees in music education from Western Michigan University. She taught instrumental music at the Pennfield School, Battle Creek, MI and Gull Lake Community
Schools (formally Kellogg Consolidated). She was a Michigan Band and Orchestra music adjudicator adjudicating at the Michigan District and State Solo and Ensemble Festivals for 28 years. She was an oboist for the Battle Creek Symphony for 26 years. She was an amateur radio operator (W8JOK) for 60 years, enjoying her hobby with her husband.
Memorials may be made to Eversight or the charity of one's choice. Interment will take place at East Hickory Cemetery.