Carolyn McDonald Garrett

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“Mr. Bob, Trenia and I are so sorry for your loss. We loved your beautiful, sweet Mrs. Carolyn and will miss her. You have our sincerest condolences....Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Brian LeBlanc - Hammond, LA

“Bob, Bogie, Diane, and family, I was so sadden to hear that Carolyn had passed away. I spoke with Mattie yesterday and, while she would love to be...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Jm & Betsy Etz - Naples, FL

“My deepest sympathies to you all. Was so sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing. She was a lovely and gracious lady and I have fond memories of many good...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Wanda Gee - NEW ORLEANS, LA

“Bobby, we are sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing. You and Carolyn had a long time together. Nancy and I send our condolences. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: ralph shaw shaw - Hammond, LA

“Alison .. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Cindy, David, Robert & Shelbi ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Cindy Crowe - Lake Charles, LA

“Alison - I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Mrs. Garrett was a wonderful teacher-truly an inspirational...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Kerri Berges Liuzza - Gulfport, MS

“Bobby,I am so sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Sincerely,Karen Forbes Brown ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Karen Brown - Hammond, LA

“Bob. Barbara and I thank God for Carolyn's life. She was a wonderful friend and a blessing to all who knew her. We rejoice in the knowledge that...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Patrick Settoon - Hammond, LA

“Bob ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Patrick Settoon - Hammond, LA

“So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Gordon and Eloise Anderson

“Our thoughts & prayers are with your family.Stormy & Denise Lee ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Denise Lee - Hammond, LA


Family graveside services will be held on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the Rose Memorial Park Cemetery for Carolyn M. Garrett. She was born on January 7, 1938, and passed away at her residence with her family at her side at the age of 82. Reverend Drew Sutton will conduct services.

Carolyn graduated from LSU in 1960 with a degree in elementary education and a masters degree from the University of New Orleans in 1981 in education administration and supervision. She was a passionate teacher who taught at Gretna Park Elementary School in Jefferson Parish from 1963 to 1965, and Alice M. Harte and Rosenwald Elementary Schools in Orleans Parish from 1968 to 1983. She ultimately became the coordinator of the academically gifted and talented program for elementary students for the Orleans Parish School Board. She was dedicated to excellence for all of her students throughout her teaching career.

Survivors include her devoted husband of 62 years, Robert N. Garrett, Jr.; her daughter, Alison Garrett Crowe and her husband Richard, of Weston, Florida and their three daughters, Aimee Crowe Januska and husband Stan of Nocatee, Florida, Hannah Crowe Peterson and husband Mark of Fort Meyers, Florida, and Annabel Crowe of Tokyo, Japan; son Robert Randall Garrett and his wife Renee and daughter Megan of River Ridge, Louisiana; younger brother David B. McDonald and sister-in-law Diane McDonald; as well as her maternal aunt, Mattie Upton, a centenarian of Camden, Arkansas. Carolyn was the loving aunt of seven nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Miller and Mary Byrd McDonald; her brother Joe B. Mcdonald; and her husband's parents, Dr. R. Norval and Dorothy Wilson Garrett.

Carolyn was active in the Hammond community including the Round Table Club of Hammond and a dedicated participant in her church, First United Methodist and its supporting programs.

She led a graceful life and was a loving daughter, beautiful bride, an exceptional wife, and a wonderful mother to her children, Alison and Randy.

A memorial service is planned for the future at the First United Methodist Church in Hammond, Louisiana. The family requests that any memorial gifts be made in her name to that church. 2200 Ru Denise, Hammond Louisiana 70403.