Virgie Lou Garten

July 6, 1942October 3, 2020

Virgie L. Garten, 78 of Blount went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 3, 2020.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Ada Dent; husband, Charles Sr. “Slabby”; two sons, David Allen and Charles J “Chucky” Garten Jr.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, June Garten and 3 grandchildren, Charles W (Heather), James “JJ”, and Crissy Michelle, who cared for her during her final days. Virgie was blessed with 2 great-grandchildren, age six, Charles W. Garten and eighteen year old, Kaitlyn “Katie-bug” Sample.

Virgie worked for Genesis Elder Care for over 25 years doing what she loved “caring for others”. She loved her family more than life itself. It meant everything to her that we were there during her final months. Virgie made a difference in her life every day and will truly be missed by her loved ones.

There will be a private family burial at Garten Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband and son.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Judy Grimes

October 12, 2020

Virgie was a dearest friend we met when she cared for my Mom at Oakridge. We talked every week since I lost my Mom. Her gentleness was never forgotten. My mom used to yell at her when she was passing the door and she would say "Virgie if you don't come in here right now I'm going to throw myself out of the bed" Virgie would come in, give her a hug and a big laugh. The world was a better place with her and my heart is broken for all of you. I was with her when she lost David and she will always have a big place in my heart. I love you Virgie!

Judy Grimes
Highlands Ranch, CO

Howard Dyer

October 10, 2020

Ms.Virgie was always progrssional and well respected by all her co- workers. She always had a smile on her face and spoke wirds of wisdom. We didn't loose just a co- worker we lost a family member. When I was hurt at the job she always told me to make sure I am 100 percent before before I returned to work. She will be truly missed by all of us.

Patricia Payne

October 9, 2020

Virgie..worked with her over 5 years.Virgie was one of the most admirable ladies I ever had the pleasure of working with. Never a bad word for anybody.Everybody loved her.She loved working to help others.If everyone had a heart like hers this world would be a much better place.She was one of a kind.Fly high my friend.You have earned a rest. I love you.Patricia Payne RN

leslie walker

October 8, 2020

Virgie was a beautiful soul - she wasn't just a patient she was truly a friend. I always loved to go see her- she always had a beautiful smile and always had a kind word for me... I will really miss her❤

Deborah Dykeman

October 8, 2020

So sorry to hear this ,,, Such a wonderful soul we worked together for 20 years , she provided so much joy and love too so many co-workers and residents she cared for ❤ and was famous for her peanut butter fudge , she'll be missed and never forgotten ,,, R.I.H my friend ....

Barbara Lemaster

October 8, 2020

Such a sweet kind beautiful lady. You are all in my prayers for strength and comfort....

Mary Mckeown

October 4, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Virgie is such a wonderful sweet lady!! She will be missed!!


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