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03/23/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Margaret White Garrison

Margaret White Garrison
(d. 19 Mar 2009)

Newport News High School Class of February 1942

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We have even more sad news today. 
 Margaret White Garrison, Class of February 1942, passed away in Seaford on Thursday, March 19, 2009 at the age of 85.  Her husband,    George Garrison, is a member of the Class of June 1939.

From the Daily Press - 03/23/09:   

                   Margaret White Garrison


SEAFORD - Margaret White Garrison, 85, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2009.

She was a Newport News native and attended Stonewall Jackson Elementary school and Newport News High School, graduating in the class of February 1942. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Yorktown where she served on the Altar Guild and Canterbury Circle and volunteered in the church bookstore. She was an active member of the Women's Club of Warwick and a member of the PEO Sisterhood, Chapter S, Virginia. She was also a former member of the Riverside Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, the York Republican Women's club and served on the Yorktown Bicentennial Committee. She was also a member of the Comte de Grasse Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a member of the Guild of the Peninsula Fine Arts Center and volunteered in the gift shop. Margaret will always be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Her kind and gentle soul touched all that she met and her memory will live forever in our hearts.


Margaret White Garrison

She is survived by her husband of over 66 years, George Kenneth Garrison; and three daughters, Margaret Ann Bevelacqua and her husband, Jimmy of Seaford; Laurie Blanton-Coleman and her husband, Bobby of Seaford; and Linda Spurling of Fredericksburg, Va.; two granddaughters, Lisa Siceloff and her husband, Steve, of Palm Bay, Fla., and Rebecca Grizzle and her husband, Scott, of San Antonio, Texas; two grandsons, Mason Jones of Boise Idaho and Taylor Blanton of Seaford; three great-grandchildren, Evan, Sophia, and Alex.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2009, at Amory Funeral Home in Grafton. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at Grace Episcopal Church in Yorktown, Va. Interment will be at the Grace Church cemetery with a reception to follow in the church parish hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grace Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 123, Yorktown, VA 23690. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from 3/22/2009 - 3/23/2009.
Guest Book

March 22, 2009

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

~ Cathy, David, Wes Westcott, Seaford, Virginia

March 23, 2009

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of Mrs. Garrison. May the love and support of friends and family help give you strength to face what ultimately you must face alone.

~ Bob Swain, Los Angeles, California
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March 23, 2009

I am sad to read about Margaret's death. She was a lovely, gracious person.

Peggy Anderson

March 23, 2009


I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve. May the love of your family & friends bring you through this sad time. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

~ Delores Shackelford, Newport News, Virginia


   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Margaret's family and their friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty  

O Lord of Life, Where'er They Be

- Lyrics by
Frederick L. Hosmer, 1888; Music by Melchior Vulpius (circa 1560-1615)

O Lord of life, where’er they be,
Safe in Thine own eternity,
Our dead are living unto Thee:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

All souls are Thine, and here or there
They rest within Thy sheltering care;
One providence alike they share:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Thy Word is true, Thy ways are just;
Above the requiem, “Dust to dust,”
Shall rise our psalm of grateful trust:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

O happy they in God who rest,
No more by fear and doubt oppressed,
Living or dying, they are blest:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

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