Caryl Christina Garlock

November 1, 1929January 8, 2021

Caryl Christina Garlock, age 91, of Itasca, Illinois passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 at Lexington Rehab. A private family graveside will take place at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines, Iowa on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 11:30 a.m.

Caryl was born November 1, 1929 in Boone, Iowa to Carl and Christian (Frew) Sparks. She graduated from Boone High School in 1947 and went onto be a Registered Medical Lab Technician at Lutheran Hospital. Caryl married James Garlock in 1953 and together they raised two sons. Later in life she worked retail for the Sears Corp. She was a very accomplished tournament Bridge player but also played for enjoyment at the Reserve in Urbandale.

Caryl is survived by her sons, Bryan Garlock of Pittsburgh, PA and Doug Garlock of Itasca, IL; granddaughter, Emily Sacchetti and her children, Ben and Lucy of Culver City, CA; grandson, David Garlock and his children, Vivian, Calvin, and Eloise of Pittsburgh, PA; and three sisters-in-law, Helen Zimmerman of Rochester, MN., Anita Rust of Sheffield, IA., and Charlotte Jamison of Ames, IA. She was preceded in death by her husband, James in 1986.

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    Friday, January 15, 2021


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Mark Peterson

January 13, 2021

I lived next door to Caryl from 1989 to 1994. She was a super lady and a great neighbor. She made a difference in my life as I’m sure she did for many. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to all. Mark Peterson and family.

Miles Browne

January 13, 2021

So sorry to read about your mom. She was a great person. We enjoyed UHS basketball games with Jim and Caryl.

With sympathy.

Miles, Marilyn and Stan Browne