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Helen Loraine Garrett

April 9, 1916 - August 8, 2015

Helen Garrett (formerly Helen Horn) was born in Moulton, Iowa on April 9, 1916 and passed away in Huntington Beach, California on August 8, 2015. She was 99.

After completing high school, Helen worked as a telephone operator and then taught in a country school. She married George Garrett in 1938 in St. Joseph, M…read more

Helen Garrett (formerly Helen Horn) was born in Moulton, Iowa on April 9, 1916 and passed away in Huntington Beach, California on August 8, 2015. She was 99.

After completing high school, Helen worked as a telephone operator and then taught in a country school. She married George Garrett in 1938 in St. Joseph, Missouri and they lived in Centerville, Iowa for a few years. They moved to California in 1940 where George went to work in the burgeoning aerospace industry. Helen was a stay-at-home mom raising their two sons. They lived in Pasadena for a short time and then moved to the Inglewood area. They finally settled in Inglewood Knolls and resided in the same home for over sixty years.

The family took numerous driving vacations across the country and toured most of the USA west of the Mississippi.

Helen and George were known for their colorful flower gardens and in 1974 they were recognized with a Community Beautification Award from the City of Inglewood.

Helen loved fashion. She was an avid reader of Vogue magazine and talked often about visiting the Paris couturiers. In response, her husband surprised her with airplane tickets one year to Paris, where they toured and shopped in the famous fashion district. As an added treat, they flew home on the Concorde. Other travels included cruising through the Panama Canal, visiting Alaska and vacationing in Hawaii on several occasions.

Helen was active with the Centinela Hospital Womenís Auxiliary for a number of years and was recognized by that group for her contributions.

George passed in 2008. And, in 2013 Helen moved from Inglewood to an assisted living facility in Huntington Beach.

Helen is survived by two sons, George III and Stephen, six grandchildren, George IV, Geoffrey, Brent, Shawna, Tricia and Stephanie, and by five great-grandchildren, Julia, Sofia, Amanda, Gabriella, Spencer, and Justyn.

Services are pending.

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