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Carol J Garvin

July 19, 1939 ~ May 27, 2017 (age 77)

The Piano Brothers

Carol J Garvin (July 19, 1939 - May 27, 2017) was a resident of Martinez for 52 years. She was born in Great Falls, Montana to parents Loretta and Emil Ramstead. 

She worked various jobs growing up including at Loretta's Cafe, owned by her mother. Through a coworker, she met her future husband Dave. Carol and Dave married August 2, 1958 in Great Falls, Montana. Eventually they settled in Martinez, California in 1965 where she would live out the rest of her life. 

Carol dedicated her life to her family and was the bond that held us all together. She also worked in the diode industry in San Rafael and Concord and as the Activities Director for Rosewood Convalescent Hospital. She was also active in her community, volunteering countless hours to the PTA, POW/MIA, and homeowners association.  She then became the constant care giver of her son David, until his death in August 2000. 

Carol is survived by her husband of 59 years Dave, daughters Valerie (Mark), Vicki (Rudi), and son Timothy. She is also survived by sister Pam (Ed), three half brothers Jerry, Richard, and Augee, sister-in-law Adrienne, brothers-in-law Gary, Grove (Kate), and Tim who preceded her in death. As well as nine grandchildren, Shaun (Heather), Nichole (Drew), Mckenna, Amanda, Jessica, Taylor, Dillin, Randi, Jake and one great grandson Roland. Along with many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. Carol's life was also enriched by her longtime neighbors and family friends. She was loved and will be missed dearly by all who knew her. 

Viewing will begin at 1pm followed by a Service at 2pm on June 3, 2017 at Oak Park Hills Chapel, 3111 N. Main St Walnut Creek, CA 94596. In leu of flowers, please send your donation to a charity of your choice. 


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