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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Jenkins Garrett Dies

image of Jenkins Garrett     Kent Calder sends a Special Report from the Texas State Historical Association brings news of the death of Jenkins Garrett, a fellow whose life became both a foundation and a pillar advancing our historical awareness of outselves and others:
Special Report:
Dear Texas State Historical Association Members and Friends,

I regret to inform you that Jenkins Garrett, TSHA President 1988 - 1989, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2010, in Fort Worth at the age of 95.

Mr. Garrett was the husband of Virginia Williams Garrett and the father of Dianne Garrett Powell, who is the Association's Vice-President.

A tribute to Mr. Garrett appears in today's Fort Worth Star Telegram, which is available in an
online version. The article includes details about the services planned for Monday, February 1 in Fort Worth. The link also has a Guestbook, with options to write a comment and to read those of others.

I am sure you will join me, the Board, and the staff in the sadness of losing a great Texan,


J. Kent Calder


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