Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Thomas Garrett

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Thomas Alexander Garrett, 82, of Brookfield Manor, Keymar, died July 19, 2007, at Lorien Nursing Home of Mount Airy.

Born July 5, 1925, in Rockville, he was a son of the late Thomas M. and Anna Braddock Hurley Garrett.

He was the husband of the late Betty Lou Beane Garrett, who died in 1981. They had been married for 33 years.

Mr. Garrett and his brother owned and farmed Maple Spring Farm of Gaithersburg. They supplied Golden Guernsey Milk for over 50 years to the Maryland and Virginia Milk Cooperative.

Following his retirement from the dairy business, Mr. Garrett worked for Harland Shoemaker and Sons Excavating and retired at the age of 78 from the Citgo Gas Station in Poolesville.

He was a member of Rockville Church of Christ, the Montgomery Agriculture Center and the Upper Montgomery Farmer’s Club. He was leader of the Montgomery Jersey 4-H Club, a former superintendent of the Montgomery County Fair and served as a director of a number of agricultural boards.

His hobbies included playing golf and playing cards.

Survivors include three children, Nancy Warfield and husband Curtis of Damascus, Donna Myers and husband Jason of New Windsor, and Donald Garrett and Stephanie Robinson of Herndon, Va.; one sister, Mary-Margaret Abert and husband William; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Wilson and husband Alfred of Gaithersburg and Maxine Beane of Mason, Ariz.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, H. Ashton Garrett.

A funeral service was held Monday at Molesworth-Williams Funeral Home in Damascus. Burial followed in Forest Oak Cemetery in Gaithersburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Western Maryland Chapter, 108 Byte Drive, Frederick, MD 21702.