Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel & Cemetery

7301 East Lancaster, Fort Worth, TX


Sandra Sue Garrett

July 28, 1946April 27, 2020
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Our sweet angel was called to heaven on April 27,2020. After loving, guiding and supporting her family, she has earned her wings many times over and is now called home. She was the center and heart of her family that she loved and served selflessly. She is survived by her husband Dan Garrett; her children, Scott and Lindsey Garrett; her grandchildren, Brennan, Lela and Bowie. As well as her sister, Cathy Long and her sister-in-law, Diane Morgan, the Mires, the Waldorfs and the Colliers. She loved and served her community and faith, with grace and love, improving the lives of everyone she met with her gentle spirit.

Sandra Sue Dennis Garrett was born on July 28,1946 in Waco, TX to Bob and Lela Dennis. She moved to Brownwood at an early age and graduated from Brownwood High School in 1964. She was both smart and beautiful, receiving her BA from Tarleton State University in 1968 and earning her Masters from Baylor University in 1970. She received many awards for her scholastic and civic achievements. As a blue-eyed blonde cheerleader at Tarleton, she met her future husband and soul mate, Dan Garrett and they married in 1971. She was a teacher for over 20 years and had a special rapport with children, both those she taught and those she raised.

Sandy, better known as “Nonny”, and the sweetest woman who ever lived, went peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Passing from this life is a road we are all tasked with from birth, so move on, sweet lady, with pride and joy in a life well lived and well loved. What a difference she made in this world! While she will be missed tremendously, we trust in the faith and promise that there are no tears in heaven. While devastated at the loss of her strong sweet soul, we know she is in a better place, free of any suffering. We are grateful for the many years of her loving care, and confident in the assurance we will be together again someday. In light of social distancing practices, we request you share your memories and condolences at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/9153559. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the American Cancer Society or your favorite charity. The family warmly thanks you for privacy at this time.


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Sean & Stefany Goolsby

May 6, 2020

Aunt Sandy-
What a wonderful lady, full of life and laughter! She shared so much of her fun spirit every time we were around her. She made the most of each day and so thankful she was part of our family!
There were hundreds of things we enjoyed with you, trips to Lake Fork and Lake Brownwood, girl’s shopping weekend, the Collier’s Back to School Bash and lots of sporting events. A couple fun times include urging our teenage girls to go talk to a Lacrosse team staying at our hotel, Brennan's football game in Waco and always supporting our kids at basketball games (see pic). You were always the life of the party!
What a gem you were and the happiness you shared with us is priceless! You will be missed dearly!
Love the Goolsby Family

Christina Jones

May 3, 2020

Lindsey and I have known each other since we were six years old, and we spent our childhoods in and out of each other's homes. So, I have many wonderful memories of Sandy from a time when adults often seemed to be aloof and mysterious beings. But Sandy was always warm and welcoming and fun. At sleepovers, she led "beauty shop" and not only tolerated but encouraged all manner of silliness. And, as Lindsey and I got older (but no less silly), she offered advice and encouragement on the many trials and tribulations of growing up.

From some of my earliest memories on, Sandy was always ready with a warm welcome when I came by the Garrett house. Whether it was my rambling first grade thoughts or my high school shenanigans, she always made me feel that she was really invested when she asked how things were going. I'm so glad that I had her in my life, and so thankful for all the years I got to call her house a second home.

Pete Stewart

May 2, 2020

Nancy and I are so very sorry about Sandy’s passing.

Pete & Nancy Stewart

Glenna Bodeker

April 30, 2020

My husband, Danny Bodeker & I we’re classmates of Sandy at Tarleton. So sad to hear this news. Condolences to her family.

Katy Sturges (Combs)

April 30, 2020

Through my friendship with Lindsey, starting in 7th grade, Sandy was a "bonus mom" to me up through my mid-twenties. I have many memories with the Garretts, all of which I cherish, but there is one that, even before her passing, I have always remembered fondly. I had a date pick me up from their house and Sandy greeted him at the door. I made introductions and she told us "You two will make cute babies"-- mind you, this was our first date. It made my date and I both awkwardly snicker and we went along our way. Little did any of us know at the time, we would in fact marry and have two beautiful children. Even though I hadn't seen her in several years, I thought of her often-- her kind-heartedness, her laugh, and her unconditional love. She went to heaven too soon but I know she is smiling down on all of us.

Kris Olson

April 30, 2020

I was always struck at how gracious and good-natured she always was. Always seeing the bright side. She will be missed. Peace to her, and strength to hers.

Carmen Ramirez-Shuckerow

April 30, 2020

Sandra I will always treasure the 8th grade Washington DC trip with CCA! You were a ray if sunshine! What fun we had with you! You will be missed sweet friend! Rest in God’s arms🙏🏼❤️The Shuckerow family

Laura McCoskey

April 29, 2020

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

Goodbye, dear lady. You’ve left some beautiful shoes nobody can fill.

And I am sad and apprehensive at what life will be like without you.

One of my memories of Sandy: it was the night before I was to have major surgery and to allay my fears and worry, we all went out to a self painting place, followed by a meal at the Brazilian steakhouse. The laughter, the atmosphere, the sweet support and the togetherness was the tonic I needed. Typical of Sandy to drive many miles and spend hours to support a friend facing a difficulties.
Over a couple hours painting, we alternately praised each other’s efforts, laughed, were proud of ourselves, learned something, were tickled at Brennan’s goofy design selection and were struck by the truth of Sandy’s sweet design selection. And then laughed again when she grabbed Lulu’s picture for a final silly pose. Then we had a wonderful meal at a fun place together. It was a perfect distraction and a perfect evening.
I thought we had many more years of this kind of mutual fun and support left. I’m heartbroken we don’t but I would never change a single second of knowing and loving Sandy Garrett. I’m only sad, like I know many, many other people are, that I didn’t spend way more time with you, my friend and I will miss you so much. Thank you for the memories.

Virginia Osborne

April 29, 2020

I loved her so much. I have known her since grade school. Cutest cheerleader full of excitement that got the whole school rocking Her sister a Donna and I became best friends aww nd so did our kids. When Donna passed away suddenly Sandy made sure I stayed part of the family. Always the precious angel. She glowed with the love of God and her eyes were like seeing Jesus. We started going to our class reunion every year. The two of laughed and giggled the whole time She was loved by all but her heart was always loving you There are so many times to tell about but my heart is broken and I will miss her so. I will always feel the warmth from this woman and miss her smile. It hurts to miss her but gives joy to have had her. part of my life . Her family has so much of her to share. She will carry on and we’ll see her another day

Janice Jan Jurney Parker

April 29, 2020

Sandy was a class act. I knew her at TSU, Stephenville, where she was a popular student who was nice and kind to everyone. Rest in peace & God bless you, Sandy.




Lindsey, Brennan and Nonny 2008




Sandy and Dan dating 1968


Lindsey, Brennan, and Nonny Columbia River Gorge, Oregon 2013




Brennan, Lindsey, Nonny, Dan Grapevine 2011


Sandy and Lindsey 1984


Dan, Lindsey and Sandy 1994


Mammaw and Sandy 1997

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