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Virginia A. Garrison, 79, of Hetrick Road, Beavertown, passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2016, at her home.

She was born May 22, 1937, in Springville, a daughter of the late Curtin and Marian (Stevens) Taylor. In 1955, she married Bruce H. Garrison who preceded her in death in 1989.

Virginia was a graduate of Dimock High school.

Virginia and her husband were dairy farmers until the early 1970s when they owned and operated the Bruce H. Garrison Excavating and Trucking Company which she continued to operate after her husband's passing until her retirement in the late 90s. They also owned and operated their own dairy business and milk route.

She was a member of Beaver Lutheran Church, a member of the Rotary Club, and enjoyed her monthly meetings with Delta Mu Beta Sigma Phi. Virginia enjoyed gardening, was an avid reader and enjoyed learning.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Denise A. and John Fike, of McClure; one son in law, Ronald Crum of Harrisburg; four grandchildren, Jessica Pheasant and husband, Ryan, Evan Fike, Amanda Harding and husband, Joseph, and Derek Crum; four great-grandchildren, Alivia, Oden, Vivienne-June and Joseph; two brothers, Norman Taylor, of Hamburg and Allan Taylor, of Dimock; one sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and George Haskins.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Eileen R. Crum; and one brother, Loren Taylor.

Friends and family will be received from 1to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Pheasant Funeral Home, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, followed by the funeral at 2 with the Rev. Lisa Schuster officiating.

Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Beavertown.
Published on July 4, 2016
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