Ilse Frost Garrett
Ilse in 1971 ~ and ~ in 2012
September 22, 1953 ~ October 20, 2012
Ilse “Lacey” Garrett, age 59 of Seguin, passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2012. She lived to laugh and loved life to the fullest. Lacey touched the hearts and lives of many. She will be missed by all who knew her. “Be kind to all you meet, each of us carries a burden that others can’t see.” Lacey was preceded in death by her father, Don Garrett; her sister, Kathleen Prosk; her brother, Ian McNeel and mother, Ita Frost Garrett McNeel. She is survived by her son, Michael Garrett; grandchildren, Mikaela and Coleman Garrett; her forever best friend, Larry Paul; aunt and uncle, Pat and Tom Frost and extended family. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be given to The Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas, 205 W. Olmos Drive, San Antonio, TX 78212. Rev. Dr. Patrick Gahan officiated at Ilse's Memorial Service at Porter Loring McCullough
April 2012 ~ Port Aransas
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Remembering Ilse ...
In 2001, when word circulated on www.classmates.com that helpers and planners were needed for our 30 Year Reunion, Ilse was among the first to volunteer, in fact, to co-chair the event. She helped locate our "lost" class members, a daunting and difficult task at times. She offered to create a Memorial Book, for display at the reunion, and beyond. She researched online for obituaries; she wrote heartfelt letters to the families of our deceased classmates, requesting written memories, stories, photos, obituaries, etc. Over the months, as she received loving and grateful letters from families and friends of the deceased, she became more and more committed and dedicated to her task of remembering and memorializing our fallen friends through the Memorial Book, a Display Board for the reunion, and on our new web site.
Ilse's reflections from elementary school: ... I was in Mrs. Hanson.s class and remember the day President Kennedy was shot. Our class had been at PE when we were called back to class. I remember wondering why we were missing PE, and then Mr. Huff the principal came on the intercom to tell us that the president had been shot. I seem to remember a TV being turned on and Walter Cronkite was there telling the world that JFK was dead. He had tears in his eyes. Julie Brown freaked out and a lot of the kids were crying. I remember just sitting there in a daze wondering what was going to happen to our country. (in the JFK photo) I want to say that Sheri Gerth was in Mrs. Hansons class too. My eyes are getting too old, but I think that is Sheri behind the fence in the girl scout uniform. I believe David Camp was also in our class. I think Sara Ryan was in Mrs Meyers class in 6th grade. Jeff Cotham was in Mrs. Crawford's 4th grade class with me. He moved to Germany with his family during that school year. ~ Ilse
She was brave enough to ride in some of the go-carts we fabricated and rode on Castano. ~ Taylor Sealy
Christmas Tree Forts Memory: I vividly remember building the Christmas tree forts at the Bennett's house .... with Ilse, Kathleen, Lindy, Fraser, and Tobin Stitt! ~ Day Doughty Smith
.. .when i came to school i was new, and she friended me, very few people would even TALK to me much less be my friend, but ILSE DID! & I’ll always LOVE her!
Ilse's 2011 BIO Update: "As far as adventures go, since last we wrote these, I have gone back to riding motorcycles. My ex and I bought a bike in Florida and flew down to Ft. Lauderdale and rode it back to Texas and it was the best trip I've had in a long time. I was almost killed in 2009 when a truck ran a stop sign and hit myself and my boyfriend at the time broadside. I almost lost my life and almost lost my leg. BUT...I'm alive, my leg was saved, I can walk and things are getting better. I still ride, but now I ride me own; 2010 Ultra Classic Trike. I live way out in the country alone with my cat, but around my friends and it's the best place to be.
3/13/09 "Proud of my granddaughter Mikaela Ashlyn and grandson Coleman Levi"
Ilse's BIO as of Summer 2001:
In 2001, Ilse took on the task of creating a Memorial Scrapbook. Here is her Preface, in her words:
While working on our 30th Reunion, I took upon myself the task of paying tribute to the Alumni whom have passed away. As I get older, I begin to realize my own mortality and wonder how I would be remembered, if at all. Would anyone be curious as to how I left this world? Did I have any family? What did my friends have to say about me? Or, would I just pass into the next life, unnoticed.
We went to school with these men and women. Some knew them from 1st Grade, maybe even earlier. But, did we REALLY know them? I'm no better at keeping in touch than the next person. Maybe that is why I took on this project.
Unfortunately, I didn't have a lot of information to go by. This is an ongoing project. The information that I do have is gathered from family and friends and a lot of research. I will, to the best of my ability, continue to gather information and memories from anyone who wishes to contribute. Some of our alumni met tragic endings. All died way too young. But, hopefully, all will be remembered in years to come.
I invite anyone to add one line or entire page to this album. Pictures would be greatly appreciated, copied and returned.
Ilse Garrett, September 2001
NOTE: We have migrated the Memorial Book to these web pages. Toni can use any and all help, finding obituaries, photos, memories, etc.
"He is the air that I breathe"
April 2012 ~ Ilse and her Goddesses in Port A
Michael & Lauri Family
2006 Best Friends Forever
2001 Reunion - Lyn, Lynn, Ilse, Paula
Ilse's AHHS Interests & Accomplishments as listed in 1971 Olmos
1971 Piedra Negras, Mexico - Home Economics Club?
Projectionists Club 1968-1969, Secretary
St Luke's, 2nd Grade, Mrs Crow