Alta M. Garrett

Alta M. Garrett

January 1, 1948 – Febuary 26, 2023

Alta M. Garrett passed from her family’s hands into God’s hands on February 26, 2023.  As she so enjoyed throughout her life, Alta’s last days were spent in her home surrounded by a family get together sharing laughter, pictures, stories, joy and love.

Alta was born on January 1, 1948 to Wilford and Margaret Moberly in El Reno, Oklahoma.  She was the first of three daughters who became lifelong friends.  In 1958 when she was in the 5th grade, her family moved to Edmond.  Shortly after that, she met the love of her life, Herbert Garrett, on the school bus.  When she was 14, and Herb was 15, they had their first of many dates.  Even though he didn’t have a license, Herb drove them into town to a movie.  Alta and Herb were baptized together in 1962.   Then, on December 10, 1965 Alta and Herb were married and began their 57 year life together as husband and wife.

During the first years of their marriage, Alta and Herb started building their dream of a family and farm.  They had three children, Dale, Julie and Barry.  Once the children were all in school, Alta started driving a school bus for Guthrie Public Schools.  Then in 1987, Alta graduated from X-ray tech school and began a 20 year career at Edmond Hospital as an X-ray tech.

In 1988, Alta and Herb were able to purchase the farm they had dreamed of and worked towards for many years.  In 2008, they built a home on the farm, just the way they wanted it to be.  With lots of windows and a long back porch full of rockers and swings to watch a huge back yard of cows, chickens, dogs, grandkids and sunsets.  Alta called sunsets God’s artwork.

Alta is preceded in death by her father, Wilford Moberly, her mother and father in law, Thelma and Ernest Garrett and her brother in law, Allen Garrett.  She is survived by her husband, Herbert Garrett; Her children and their spouses, Dale and Tracey Garrett, Julie Garrett and Barry and Stacey Garrett; her grandchildren Jacob Garrett, Connor Garrett, Katelyn Garrett, Megan Garrett, Evan Garrett and Brenna Garrett.  Alta is also survived by her mother, Margaret Moberly, her sisters and their spouses, Rita and Ernie Bingham and Annita and Pat Leehan as well as a host of sister in laws, brother in laws, nieces, nephews and “Littles” that will miss her dearly.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Westview Boys Home.

Memorial services will be on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at Waterloo Road Baptist Church, 3100 E Waterloo Rd, Edmond, OK 73034.

6 thoughts on “Alta M. Garrett”

  1. I’m so sorry to hear about Alta’s passing. She was an angel among us. She helped me get through one of the toughest times in my life.

  2. Margaret (Estes) Christian

    I’m sorry for your loss. I’m Asking God to comfort family and friends.

  3. David McCray

    Alta was my second cousin. My favorite memories as a kid were weekend trips to see the Moberly girls, the Tech boys or Kathy Tech. Alta and I were the same age. Also, the McCray family reunions in El Reno, we as kids had the run of the park. How I miss those days as an adult. I always looked forward to the McCray reunion every year so I could see my special cousins. The annual reunion will now be increasingly hollow without her smiling face. God’s speed Alta, you will always be loved by this cousin.

    David McCray

  4. Annita Leehan

    My earliest memory of Alta is going to sleep at night with her sitting by my bed holding my hand because i was scared of the dark. She was a great big sister.
    She took me to my first quilting class, now I am addicted. At least she finished that first quilt, I still haven’t. She was a sneeky enabler.
    Oh and the trips!
    To California and Kentucky as kids she was a fair camper; the 3 sister’s trip to Florida with days on the beach, she was a fun walking partner; and the 3 couples trip to Alaska with wild excursions, interesting dinners, and watching the scenery and sunsets from the deck, she was a willing accomplice.
    As a grandma i loved watching her share her farm and animals with my grandkids. She was a awesome, great aunt.
    Love you, Alta!
    Love your, family!

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