Margaret Virginia Garman, 83

Homemaker and member of church choir

May 02, 2007

Margaret Virginia Garman, a homemaker and church choir member, died April 24 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Oak Crest Village. The former Ruxton resident was 83.

Born Margaret Virginia Pfeiffer in Baltimore and raised in Hamilton, she was a 1941 graduate of Eastern High School and earned a bachelor's degree in home economics and music from Hood College.

For 27 years, Mrs. Garman sang in the choir of Grace United Methodist Church in Homeland, where her funeral service was held Saturday.

As a young woman, she volunteered at Planned Parenthood of Maryland, and from 1968 to 1988 had a basement home workshop and with others made floral arrangements for Greater Baltimore Medical Center's gift shop.

Survivors include two sons, David F. Garman of Sykesville and Jonathan F. Garman of Baltimore; two daughters, Gretchen Hampt of Solebury, Pa., and Ann Shanks of Cockeysville; a brother, L. Douglas Pfeiffer of Staunton, Va.; a sister, Frances P. Miller of Catonsville; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Her husband of 63 years, Guy Frederic Fowble Garman, died in 2005.

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