Carolyn June Garman, 74 of Woodstock passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the Winchester Medical Center. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Woodstock. Reverend Clara Young will officiate.
Ms. Garman was born November 20, 1942 in Woodstock. She was the daughter of the late Leo and Eleanor Stoner Garman, Jr. Ms. Garman graduated from Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina in 1965 with a BA degree in political science. She obtained a Master’s Degree in school administration and supervision from James Madison University in 1980. Ms. Garman was employed by the Shenandoah County School System both as a classroom teacher and administrator. She served Central High School, Woodstock Middle School, and Peter Muhlenberg Middle School. She retired in 1999 after thirty-four years in the school system. The Woodstock Chamber of Commerce named Ms. Garman Shenandoah County Educator of the Year in 1989. Ms. Garman had a gift shop inside the Woodstock Café from 2008-2017. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, a member of the Virginia and National Education Association, and a member of the Retired Teachers Association.
Surviving are a sister, Deborah Garman Hollar. Also surviving are three nieces, Cobie Hollar Lavigne and husband Eric, their children, Sean, Kyra and Aiden, Kyla Hollar Olmsted and husband John, and Marcy Ellen Van der Male and husband Stefan and their children Selah and Jewel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 235 S Main St, Woodstock, VA 22664 and the Shenandoah County Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Fund C/O Pam Green 3456 St. Luke Road Woodstock. Checks payable to: SCRTA Scholarship Fund.