Charlene Frances Paige Garrett
Charlene Frances Paige Garrett, 89, arrived at her Heavenly home on July 17, 2019, with her family by her side. Charlene was born April 13, 1930, in Jackson, Michigan, to Howard and Jennie (Barnes) Paige. She grew up in Flint and Saginaw and graduated from Arthur Hill High School. While attending Ames Methodist Church, she met her future husband, Robert Page Garrett (former Detroit Conference Retired Elder) . They married on June 9, 1951, while she was attending Asbury College. They were married for 64 years until Robert (“The Rev”) passed in 2016. Together, they raised four children, served 12 churches, visited the ill and homebound, sang in church choirs, acted in numerous plays with the Port Austin Community Players, and supported each other as a team.
Charlene was also very well known in the community as an Avon representative, team leader, President’s Club member and manager. Charlene loved following Jesus’ call to serve through writing poetry, baking, being kind and always smiling. She was also proud of having taught a young man in junior high how to read. Charlene loved spending time with her family, including her four children, their spouses, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed playing Skip-Bo, Scrabble and other games, eating ice cream, going to the beach and watching sunsets.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Cass City United Methodist Church, 5100 N Cemetery Road, Cass City, Michigan. Visitation, including a light meal, will begin at 11 a.m., with the service starting at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to any of the following: Northwood Meadows Assisted Living, United Methodist Church of either Port Austin, Elkton or Cass City, Port Austin Community Players or Bay Shore Camp.