Laura Bell Garrison passed away Friday, February 8, 2013 after a brief illness surrounded by her family. Laura was born May 26, 1928 in Brunswick, Missouri to Edna and Timothy Bohannan.
Her education was brief as well, even though her favorite subject was mathematics. Laura had to quit school to take care of her mother, because her mother had been burned in a house fire. Her favorite pastimes included music and dancing, word searches, cards and puzzles and pets, but the outdoors and going on picnics, camping, visiting with her family and friends she truly lived for and loved. Gatherings always included a lot of laughter and many many stories.
Laura met Floyd (Johnnie) Garrison and later they married in November 1945 and since Floyd was in the military they both traveled the United States. They moved from Missouri to Oroville, Wash. where they lived for several years until the family settled in Wenatchee, Wash. in 1979. Together they had six girls. She worked as a short order cook for a brief time but wanted and decided to be a stay at home mom.
Laura loved searching and finding lucky four leaf clovers. These were her way of expressing her love and gave her spark in life. Discovering four leaf clovers took endless time and she wrapped each one with care because “they would bring you luck.” She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd (Johnny) Garrison; two daughters Frankie and Linda; sisters Bessie, Elsie and Jenny and brother Luther and other siblings and family members. Laura is survived by one sister Mary Gunn and her daughters Delores Palmer, Beverly Hart, Rosetta Garrison and Debra Garrison; grandsons Jim Palmer (Amy), Dennis Palmer (Sheari) Walter A Hart IV, Tameron Hart, and Jonathan Garrison; granddaughters Betty Palmer and Mystie Overbay; great grandsons Caleb Ohrazda, Jayden Palmer, Jason Smith, Derek Palmer, Mathew Vaughn and Alexander Hart; great granddaughters Kristen Vaughn, and Emily Johnson great great grandchild Trinity Johnson and many many friends.
A special thanks to the Central Washington nursing staff for all of there compassion and care and for the mobile meals. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alheimers Association. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date at the Oroville Riverside Cemetery, Oroville. Arrangements are by Telford’s Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee, Wash.