In the early hours of Thursday, April 27th Nancy Garber Garr completed her earthly journey.
If it is appropriate to summarize 90 years of life in a single word, “faithful” is that word. Nancy was a faithful daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. For many years, she faithfully served Culpeper Baptist Church as a Sunday School teacher and deacon: BUT most importantly throughout her life, Nancy was always faithful to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As the daughter of a minister, the Bible and hymnal were a steady force in her life. It was a great comfort and blessing to the family to hear her affirm her faith the night before her passing repeating Philippians 1:21
“To live is Christ and to die is gain”.
Mrs Garr taught in the Culpeper County school system for 50 years; which included 10 years as a substitute teacher. She loved interacting with her students and always encouraged them to do their best. After her retirement in 1994, Nancy became a very active member of the retired teachers association and participated in lobbying the Virginia General Assembly for teacher rights and benefits. Wherever Nancy served she strived to make a positive difference.
Nancy is preceded in death by her parents Wilbur and Beulah Wright Garber; her sisters, Margaret Pence, and Josephine Garber; her daughter, Sarah Robold, and her husband of 65 years, Kenneth Ray Garr.
She is survived by her daughter Cathy Early; grandsons Jeremy Nichols, Ridge Robold, and Jeff Early; and three great-grandchildren Brooke, James, and Lynne Early.