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Nancy U. Garrett


Nancy Umphlet Garrett, 53, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, from metastatic breast cancer.

A Newport News native, she was the daughter of the late Huntley and Myrtle Umphlet.


Nancy was a 1965 graduate of Newport News High School, an honor that she carried

throughout her adult life. Her greatest achievement and satisfaction was in the nurture and

care of her devoted family, a mirror image of the attractive way that she cared for herself

and her household. A consummate cook and gracious hostess, dining was an event

shared frequently with many friends and family. During her lengthy illness, she remained

an inspiration to her family and to all who knew her. Throughout her life, Nancy was active

and nourished her children in the church and was a loyal and capable choir and bell-choir

member. She was an invaluable partner in the family business, Garrett's Glass.


She is survived by her husband of 35 years, John E. Garrett; her son and beloved

daughter-in-law, John Christopher and Christine Garrett (Chris and Chris); her daughter,

Jean Kristin Garrett; one grandson, David Christopher Garrett, all of Newport News; a

sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Henry Kennedy of Hampton; and a large extended



A service of celebration and victory will be held at 6:30 p.m. today, Aug. 30, at First United

Methodist Church, Main Street and Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, with the Rev. John

LeGault officiating. Visitation with the family and a reception in honor of the guests will

follow the service at the church. At other times, the family will be at the residence. Burial

will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, in Peninsula Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers,

memorial contributions are suggested to First United Methodist Church, 10246 Warwick

Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601, where contributions will be split between the Music Fund

and the Cancer Relay for Life.


Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.