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Marilyn Henson Garrett

October 2, 1934 - January 10, 2015

Marilyn Henson Garrett
Longview, TX

Mrs. Marilyn Henson Garrett, age 80, passed away on the afternoon of Saturday, January 10, 2015. She graduated from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri in 1954.   She married James Richard Garrett on October 23, 1954 in Germany while Jim was stationed there as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. Marilyn and Jim were happily married for 54 years until his death on March 21, 2009.

Marilyn and Jim owned and managed hotels together for over 50 years. Marilyn resided in Longview, Texas for 25 years. She was an active member of the Junior League of Longview and the Green Thumb Garden Club. Marilyn and Jim moved to Forest, Mississippi in 1980, where they were dedicated community leaders.

The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to Marilyn’s long-time caregivers and friends Mrs. Helen Love, Mr. Roy Murray, and Mr. Keith Watts.  

Marilyn will always be remembered for her love of her family, her strong will and intelligence, and how she always made people laugh with her extraordinary wit. 

Personal Information

Date of Death




Date of Birth


Place of Birth

Joplin, MO


Longview, TX


Parent's Name

Efton Marion Henson and Eden VanZandt Henson


Preceeded in Death By

Marilyn is predeceased by her parents, husband, and son, James Henson Garrett, who passed away on October 16, 2011.

Survived By

Marilyn is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Susan Garrett Morris and Bruce Morris III, granddaughter, Margaret Morris Henderson and her husband Kenneth Scott Henderson, and great-grandson, Garrett Scott Henderson.

Memorial Requests

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association link.

Funeral Home / Crematorium


Rader Funeral Home - Longview


1617 Judson Road







More Information

Service & Interment

Visitation Location

Rader Funeral Home - Longview

Visitation Date

Tuesday January 13th, 2015

Visitation Time

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Graveside Service Location

Rosewood Park - 1884 East FM 1844 - Longview, TX

Graveside Service Date

Wednesday January 14th, 2015

Graveside Service Time

11:00 am


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