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Janet M. Garrett

June 30, 1938 — August 22, 2023

Natrona Heights

Janet M. Garrett, 85, of Natrona Heights, passed away peacefully at home, Tuesday, August 22, 2023, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born June 30, 1938 in East Deer and was the daughter of the late John Fleck, Emma L. (Hall) Susa and stepfather Francis Susa.  Jan lived her life in Tarentum and Natrona Heights. She graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1956 and attended one year of nursing school. In 1958, Jan married her high school sweetheart Don Garrett. She was an exceptional wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker.  She worked for a time at Bright Ideas Gift Shop owned by her sister, Jean; she truly cherished this time with her sister.  Jan and her husband, Don, enjoyed opening their home to host various events and celebrations for family, friends, and charity organizations.  She loved being a hostess. Her other interests included cooking, baking, reading, quilting and spending time with her loved ones, especially the children. Jan and Don vacationed annually on the Gulf Coast of Florida; these were special times. She was a life-long member of the Catholic Church and attended Sacred Heart, Sacred Heart-St. Peter's and Holy Martyrs of Tarentum. Her service for the church included the Ladies of Charity and the Quilting Group. In addition, Jan was a member of the Red Hat Society.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Loy Don Garrett; her children Susan (John) Garrett-Sikora, of Freeport, Shari (Paul) Hohos, of Ormond Beach, Florida, Don R. (Beckie) Garrett, of Natrona Heights and Sandra Frost of Brackenridge. Also surviving are grandchildren Kristen (Zach) Wyant, Natalie (Randy) Hohos, Carl (Jennifer) Garrett, Kayla (Hunter) Daughtridge and Garrett Loy Frost.  Great Grandchildren include Zane and Kenzie Wyant.  Her siblings include Emma Jean Laverty, Richard J. Fleck and the late Francis S. Susa.  Last but not least, she is survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. The family is especially grateful to her caregivers of this past year.  

A private family visitation was held in Duster Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. 347 E. 10th Ave, Tarentum, 724-224-1526, followed by a funeral mass at Guardian Angels Parish, Most Blessed Sacrament Campus, Natrona heights with family friend Rev. Aaron J. Kriss officiating and finally, entombment was in Our Lady of Hope Mausoleum, Frazer Twp. VISIT:

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