Carolyn June Garman

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.

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4 Condolences to Carolyn June Garman

  1. Faith & David Norton says:

    Debbie,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls. We wish we could be there with you all, as we think of you often and miss you. David and I loved Carolyn dearly and will remember her with a warmth in our hearts and a smile on our face. Love to you all.

    Faith & David

  2. Joyce Draper says:

    I graduated in 1974 from Central High School. Ms Garman was my Government teacher, the best teacher I ever had. She left an everlasting thought when I heard her name. I so appreciate all she did for me. She had become good friends with my brother, Dan. She was an outstanding person! You are in my thoughts as you say goodbye. Thank You Carolyn!
    Joyce Draper

  3. Karen E. Brill says:

    Debbie,
    I extend my sympathy to you and all of your family during this difficult time.

    Please know that Carolyn meant so much to so many students whose lives she touched. I enjoyed her government class, where I learned so much from her creative projects. Carolyn was also actively involved with CHS students in many ways, including serving as senior class sponsor. She made a significant contribution to education in Shenandoah County as a teacher and administrator; and she had a delightful business to visit at the Woodstock Cafe and Shoppes!

    In fond remembrance of Carolyn,
    Karen E. Brill
    CHS Class of 1969

  4. Patrisia Magallon says:

    Please accept our most sincerest condolences. Our prayers are with you and your family. May God grant your family strength an serenity through this difficult moment your family is enduring. God has promised us that we will soon be reunited with our loved one. “There is going to be a resurrection,” the Bible confirms at Acts 24:15. “Do not be amazed at this, “Jesus assures as, “for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out”-John 5:28,29

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