LEESBURG, Fla. — Mary Louise (Garrett) Morey, age 78, entered into eternal peace with our Lord on Friday morning, Jan. 10, 2014. Her daughter Cindy (Morey) Knox, son Todd Morey, and son-in-law John Knox were able to be by her side at the time of her death. Mary was born on Sept. 4, 1935, to Glenn and Esther (Rehkopf) Garrett in Petoskey. Mary came from a large family of seven children.
Mary was married to James Charles Morey on Dec. 30, 1962, in Petoskey. They lived in Traverse City after retirement. They relocated to Leesburg, Fla. They spent many years together livng at Tara Village Mobile Home Park where they were involved in several activities in the area. One of Mary’s favorite times in the last few years was her swim and exercise group. Mary left many valuable friendships and touched many hearts in and around Leesburg.
Mary graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Medical Technology and was an avid Spartan fan her entire life. She was especially pleased to be able to celebrate Michigan State’s 2014 Rose Bowl win. Her medical career took her many places such as Tripler Army Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii; The Monroe Clinic, Monroe, Wis.; The Freeport Clinic in Freeport, Ill.; and finally at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, where she worked for Dr. Larry Thompson until retirement. Mary is survived by her daughter, Cindy (Morey) Knox, son Todd Morey, son-in-law John, daughter-in-law Daria Acocella; two grandchildren, John Alan Knox and Carrie Knox; and all six brothers and sisters, Martha (Garrett) Saunders, Jack Garrett, Sallie (Garrett) Shanahan, Pete Garrett, Gary Garrett, and Pat Garrett. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Glenn and Esther Garrett; infant son, Christopher James; and her husband, James Morey.
The family will be holding a memorial service this summer in Michigan. The family is requesting in lieu of flowers or other gifts that donations be made on her behalf to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.