Nelda Ruth Garrett

Posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Soldotna resident, Nelda Ruth Garrett, 61, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, due to natural causes at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.

No public services have been arranged or scheduled.

Ms. Garrett was born Nov. 20, 1949, to Richard Upshaw and Lilly Upshaw (Stanley), in Hearne, Texas. Ms. Garrett was a high school graduate and furthered her education by attending one year of college. In 2005 she moved to Alaska where she was a homemaker.

The family wrote, "Nelda was a loving, devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Her love knew no boundaries. She will be greatly missed by all that had the privilege of knowing her."

Ms. Garrett was preceded in death by her mother, Lilly Belle; two brothers, Larry Upshaw and Buddy Upshaw; and three sisters, Brenda Upshaw, Kathryn Belle, Joy (Sissy) Bolton, and Eunice Sproles.

She is survived by her son, Demois (Bink) Garrett Jr., of Soldotna; son, Benjamin Glen Garrett, of Delhi, La; son, Brileon W. Garrett, of Soldotna; son, Richard Garrett, of Soldotna; daughter, Shauna Antonio, of Kenai; son, Brad Garrett, of Soldotna; sister, Wanda Dyer; brother, Mike Upshaw; brother, Mitch Upshaw, of Euless, Texas; brother, Ronnie Sproles, of Lubbock, Texas; 27 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren (and one on the way), and many friends.

Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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