Miriam M. Garber

September 29, 2018

Garber, Miriam Obituary

Miriam Mae Garber crossed over to the other side of life to be with her Lord and Savior on September 29, 2018 while at her home surrounded by her loving family as she made the transition.

She had reached the age of 91 years 7 months and 13 days.

She was born on February 16, 1927 at Three Springs the daughter of the late Zane and Hazel (Hamman) Waite.

She is survived by her sister, Evelyn Booher, Orbisonia and brothers, Max Waite, Sr. and wife Norma of Joppa, MD and Gary Waite and wife Peggy of Watsontown. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Guy Waite, Dale Waite and Ernest Waite.

She is survived by three children, Sandra “Sandi” Snyder and fiancé Belvy Shoop of Rockhill Furnace, George Laird and wife Cheryl of Orbisonia and Brenda Urban and husband Dennis of Three Springs.

She was first united in marriage to Albert Laird and he preceded her in death in 1972 and she later wed Aaron “Pete” Garber who passed away in 2008.

She loved her family and enjoyed doing things for them. She was blessed with six grandchildren, Rick Shoop and wife Jody of Chambersburg, Jessica Patrick and husband Christopher of Hollidaysburg, Autumn Woodward and husband Chris of Three Springs, Travis Cohenour and wife Bobbi Jo of Orbisonia, Shei’la Hoffer and husband Christopher of Palmyra and Amanda Schooley and husband Joshua of Hustontown.

Miriam was also blessed with 13 great-grandchildren, Jenna Hoffman and husband Matthew, Jonathan Hershey, Emily Hershey, Taylor Woodward, Cohen Woodward, Zerek Hoffer, Vance Hoffer, Xavier Hoffer, Stone Hoffer, Tommy Cohenour, Sienna Cohenour, Savanna Schooley and Rylan Schooley.

She was so proud of her great-great granddaughter, Callie Hoffman.

She had been employed for many years by L G Grief Bros. in Mount Union and then she retired after several years from the Shirley Home for the Aged in Shirleysburg. She had been a caregiver for many folks in the area for many years after her retirement.She was also recognized for her many years of volunteering at the Three Springs Senior Center.

Miriam was a member of the American Legion Post 518 Ladies Auxiliary at Rockhill Furnace.

She was well known in the community for her love of “Yard Sales” and thrift stores. Her family called her “The Yard Sale Queen.”

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, 565 Ridgley St., Orbisonia, Pa with Pastor Sandra Snyder officiating. Interment will be made privately at the I. O. O. F. Memorial Cemetery, Rockhill Furnace, Pa. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Three Springs Senior Center, Three Springs, PA 17264 or Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 201 Chestnut Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601





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October 2, 2018
10:00 a.m.

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Martin R. Brown Funeral Home

565 Ridgley Street
Orbisonia, PA 17243
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Day:
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October 2, 2018
11:00 a.m.

Funeral Services
Martin R. Brown Funeral Home

565 Ridgley Street
Orbisonia, PA 17243
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