NEW CASTLE, PA (MyValleyTributes) – Evelyn LaVerne Garretson, 92, formerly of Hollow Road, died Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Haven Convalescent Home in New Castle.
She was born February 25, 1927 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania a daughter of the late Elza and Rachael (Berkebile) Nycum.
She was married to the late Walter E. Garretson who died November 19, 2012.
Mrs. Garretson was a telephone operator for Bell Telephone in Johnstown and Ellwood City for a number of years.
She was a member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed traveling and living in Florida for the winter. She also loved spending time with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by three children, Ginger L. Stoner and her husband, Donald, of New Castle, Jay H. Garretson and his wife, Elaine, of Warren, Ohio and Laura L. Adams and her husband, Ron, of New Castle; one brother, Mickey Little of Goodyear, Arizona; one sister, Rita Zeigler of Stow, Ohio; ten grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Gary G. Garretson and her stepmother, Bertha Marie Nycum.
Visitation will be held at the William F. & Roger M. DeCarbo Funeral Home, 926 Cunningham Avenue on Monday, May 6, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Monday, May 6, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home chapel following visitation. Pastor Jeff Mackay of Harmony Baptist Church will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Oak Park Cemetery.
A television tribute will air Monday, May 6 at the following approximate times: 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.