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Janet M. Garrison
August 22, 1947 ~ May 5, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Janet M. Garrison passed away with her family around her on May 5th, 2023. A memorial service will be held on August 12, 2023, at 11:00AM at Trinity Fellowship 1235 Old Stonehouse Rd., Jamesville, NY 13078.
Jan was born in Basim, India to Marjorie and Stephen Garrison. She was predeceased by her father, mother and step-father, Frank Farrell. She grew up in Washingtonville, NY, where she enjoyed the idylic surroundings of the Hudson Valley and was known to show up at her neighbors doorstep very soon after a freshly baked pie was placed in an open window to cool. She was a cheer leader and an excellent french horn player. In middle school she was tutored by one of the french horn players in the West Point Orchestra, and it was this talent that got her into Wheaton College on a music scholarship. She loved the ocean and lived for a time in Manhattan Beach, CA, where she spent some of her time as a part of a sailing crew on a 60 foot yawl. While in California she learned to scuba dive, she worked at Samaritan Hospital and survived a number of scary and/or odd circumstances; one of which was getting ticketed on the LA freeway for driving too slow. In 1974 she moved to Syracuse where, as a single mother, she was supported by the Lord through countless providentially sent people. She worked as a radio announcer at WMHR and WDCW, earned a BS in Psychology and trained for certification in drug and alcohol counseling. She enjoyed camping at Lake Ontario in almost any weather, surviving more than one tent- toppling storm. She enjoyed painting with watercolors and crochet. She loved her family dearly. She was dedicated to encouraging them and was constant in lifting them up in prayer. She always had an apt word and scripture from the Bible. If she struggled to like someone or to get along with someone they would probably never know it.
She is survived by her children, Jennifer (Garrison) Morin-Boynton and Stephen Bender, her son-in-law, Richard Boynton, and granddaughter, Lola Morin; her sisters, Arlene (Darryl) Winslow and Nancy (Del) Belcher.
In the face of great adversity, Jan never wavered in her faith in Jesus Christ. She wanted you to know that Jesus loves you, that he died for you, and most importantly, that you can know him and experience his immeasurable love for you. She would want you to read the Bible and find a church for support in learning about the Lord. She recommended reading the following verses and associated chapters: John 3:16-21, Colossians 1:1-23, Romans 15:13,Romans 12:12, Hebrews 11:1, Romans 8:24-25, 1 Peter 1:3, as well as, Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. Memorial gifts can be offered to New Hope Family Services.
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