Mary A. Garrick, 70, a former resident of Western Washington County and Baker County, and most recently of Oregon City, died June 28, 2009, at her home.
Her Celebration of Life Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene, 1390 N.E. 21st Ave., in Hillsboro. The Rev. Ernie McNaught of the Church of the Nazarene (retired) will officiate.
Family and friends are invited to a reception immediately after the service at the church. Concluding rites and vault interment will be at Skyline Memorial Gardens, 4101 S.W. Skyline Blvd. in Portland.
Mary Agnus Garrick was born on July 8, 1938, to Joseph and Lillian Burns. She was raised and educated at East Detroit, Mich. After high school, she graduated from the School of Beauty in 1957.
She married Daniel A. Garrick Sr. on Oct. 28, 1960, in Detroit, Mich. After their marriage, they resided and raised three children at Aloha, until 1998, when they moved to Baker City.
They separated in 2004 and Mary moved to Oregon City to live with her son, John, and his wife, Jennifer.
She had worked for several years as a receptionist at the Metropolitan Family Service in Hillsboro. Mary later worked as a receptionist and hairstylist for the Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home at Forest Grove for several years.
She was a longtime active member of the Church of the Nazarene at Hillsboro, Baker City and Oregon City.
Among her special interests, she enjoyed card making, sewing, spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, women ministries, tea parties, playing games with family (especially hand and foot).
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Lillian Burns; and by her sisters, Phyllis and Judy.
Survivors include her three children and their spouses, Daniel A. Jr. and his wife, Jena Garrick, of Baker City, Valerie Garrick of Lake Oswego; and John and Jennifer Garrick, of Oregon City; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Joseph Burns Jr., Patrick and Rita Burns and Keith and Anna Burns of Detroit, Mich.; her sisters and brothers-in-law, John and Gwendolyn Kulwicki and Jeanette Burns Dorling of Detroit, Mich.; grandchildren and their spouses, Nathaniel and his wife, Jessica Garrick, of Gold Beach, Amanda of Baker City, Nicholas Garrick of Baker City, Benjamin Garrick of Tualatin, Alysa, Leslie and Samuel Garrick of Oregon City and Justin Garrick of Lake Oswego; and her great-grandchildren, Anna, Ryan and Tessa Garrick of Gold Beach; and several nieces and nephews.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Mary A. Garrick Memorial Fund through Eternal Impact, P.O. Box 250, Oregon City, OR 97045, www.eternalimpact.org, in her memory.
To sign the online guest book or to send a condolence to the family go to www.fuitenrosehoyt.com.
Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home of Forest Grove is in charge of the arrangements.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 01, 2009
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor