Odelia Garrett Obituary

Odelia  Garrett
Odelia Garrett

June 21, 1922 - July 23, 2021
Born in Pasco, Washington
Resided in West Des Moines, Iowa
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Odelia Felicia Scherger Garrett was born on June 21, 1922 in Pasco, Washington to George and Magdalina Scherger. She was the youngest of four children. She met her husband, Donald Garrett, during World War II while he was serving in the Marine Corps. When the war was over, Don and Delia moved to Chicago, where Don went to optometry school. They finally settled in Knoxville, Iowa where Don opened a private optometry practice.

Three children were born to Don and Delia; Richard, Cara and Bill. Delia was a homemaker and took good care of her family. She was a wonderful cook and loved to garden. Delia and Don moved to Arizona in the mid-90s where they spent many happy years. Don was a pilot, and they flew to Mexico twice a year with friends. After Don passed away, Delia moved to West Des Moines and spent the last 15 years there to be closer to family.

Delia is survived by son, Bill (Karen) Garrett; daughter, Cara Watts; daughter-in-law, Nancy Garrett; 7 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren and a niece Marijo Anderson. Last, but not least, her little dog Rudy, who will miss her terribly. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; her son, Richard; her parents; brothers, Ben and John and sister, Josephine.

Delia was a wonderful, funny person who will be missed by all.

Delia passed away peacefully on July 23, 2021 at MercyOne Johnston Hospice Care. A Graveside Service will be held at 11am, Monday, October 18, 2021 at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery. The graveside service will be livestreamed for those unable to attend. A link will appear just prior to the service on Delia's obituary page at www.IlesCares.com, where you may also leave online condolences.

Livestream link is available here https://youtu.be/5y9AVH2JX7U

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church or MercyOne Johnston Hospice Care.

Arrangements by Iles Westover Chapel





Iowa Veterans Cemetery
34024 Veterans Memorial Drive
Adel, IA US 50003
Monday, October 18, 2021
11:00 AM