January 26, 1941 ~ June 10, 2020

Born in: Enid, OK
Resided in: Atlanta, GA

Peggy Joan Garrett passed away June 10, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. Peggy was born in Enid, Oklahoma on January 26, 1941 to Lowell and Rosa Lee Wells. She graduated from Enid High School, and then from the University of Oklahoma in 1963 with a degree in Journalism.While at OU she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Shortly after graduation she married her college sweetheart Lionel Garrett of Ada, Oklahoma. Peggy and Lionel lived and worked in New York City for a few years before returning to Ada, Oklahoma to raise their family.
Peggy moved her family to Atlanta in 1979 where she worked in Medical Practice Consulting and Assisted Living Resident Relations. She retired to Sun City Hilton Head in 2006. Peggy made friends easily and especially enjoyed the company of her many friends throughout her life. She was fortunate to have been able to travel to many destinations over the years, both home and abroad, often with some of her best friends.
After being diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease in 2012,Peggy returned to Atlanta and became a resident of the William Breman Jewish Home. Her family wants to give special thanks, and appreciation, to all the wonderful nurses and other staff at the William Breman Jewish Home. Peggy never lost her positive outlook on life and always appreciated the gifts she did have.
Peggy was predeceased by her parents and her son Craig. She is survived by her daughter Carla Garrett, grandchildren Maya and Vikram Srinivasan, brother Jim Wells (Barbara), and many loving friends.
The family plans to hold a celebration of Peggy’s life in the future, and will provide details on that celebration in the following months.

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  1. CandleImageDear Mother,
    Maya, Vikram and I loved you very much. We will miss you a ton. We hope you are in a more peaceful place. Maya and Vikram will miss their Grandma Peggy. You were always was thinking of them and sending them wonderful cards, notes and gifts. We have all of your cards, and will cherish them forever. The kids knew how much you loved them and they love you too.
    I will treasure all the good times that we had together. I miss you.
    Love, Carla

  2. While we mourn your passing, we are so thankful you are finally at peace. The strength and courage you’ve shown these last few years has been truly remarkable. You’ve been an inspiration to all who have known you. As your younger brother I appreciate the many ways you helped me while we were growing up. I’ve always been proud to have you as my sister. I take comfort in knowing you will once again be with Craig and also your kitties, Sparky and Zoe, on the other side of “The Rainbow Bridge”. Barbara and I love you very much and will always miss you.
    Jim Wells

  3. After the gift of friendship lasting 70 plus years, it is difficult to express all that I feel at the loss of my dearest and best friend. As close as sisters, we experienced years of growing up together and then continued sharing our lives throughout our adulthood.

    In addition to all that we shared, we also both loved to travel and I have wonderful memories of three trips to Europe that we enjoyed together—the last one revealing the start of the disease that she was to experience and endure. Peggy was the strongest woman I know accepting and coping with this disease with unbelievable courage and a positive attitude. She was determined to create for herself the best life she could possibly have considering her diagnosis—-never complaining even as her health deteriorated. Peggy was an amazing woman and an inspiration to all who knew her.

    I have so many wonderful, happy, fun, as well as humorous memories of this long lasting relationship and consider how very fortunate I have been to have enjoyed the gift of a loving friendship for these past 70 years.

    I will miss my beautiful friend terribly, but will find comfort in the memories of an incredible and much treasured and loving friendship.

    Carla, Maya and Vikram—I hope you will find comfort in knowing that your Mother and Grandmother was revered and loved by all who knew her.

    Linda Cashion Shaeffer

  4. After the gift of a friendship lasting 70 plus years, it is difficult to express all that I feel at the loss of my dearest and best friend.

    As close as sisters, we experienced years of growing up together, attending college together, and then continuing to share our lives (even though miles apart) during adulthood.

    In addition to all that we shared, we also both loved to travel and I have wonderful memories of three trips to Europe that we took together–the last one revealing the beginning of the disease she had to experience and endure.

    She was the strongest woman I know, accepting and coping with this disease with courage and a positive attitude. She was determined to create for herself the best life she could possibly have considering her diagnosis—never complaining even as her health deteriorated.

    She was an amazing woman and an inspiration to all who knew her.

    I have so very many fun, happy, as well has humorous memories of this long lasting relationship and consider how very fortunate I have been to have enjoyed the gift of a loving friendship for these past 70 years.

    I will miss my beautiful friend terribly, but will find comfort in the memories of an incredible and much treasured friendship.

    Carla, Maya, and Vikram—I hope you will find comfort in knowing that your Mother and Grandmother was loved, respected, and admired by all who knew her.

  5. Carla, Jim and family,
    Thinking of you in the loss of your Mother and Sister and send our sympathies to you and your family.
    Barbara and Ed Lenta

  6. CandleImageCarla…Your mom was a special lady, always thinking of others. She gave me a children’s book one year for my birthday and I still have it. Thinking of you and the kids and sending prayers.

  7. CandleImageCarla, you’ve suffered so much from so many losses in rapid succession. People in Ada still askabout her. Peggy made an impression on everyone she met. I will light a candle today in her memory and will continue to do so every holiday and on her anniversary. I love you to the moon and back.

  8. Carla, Jim and family. My sincere sympathy to each of you. Peggy and I are not only cousins but good friends as well. I will miss her pretty cards she sent for every occasion . Beautiful person inside and out. Rest In Peace.

  9. I remember her from years ago at the University of Oklahoma and Kappa Alpha Theta. She was so pretty and dear.
    I am sorry to hear of her death and wish all my condolences.

  10. CandleImageLET ‘ER RIP…..LET ‘ER ROAR
    LET’S HEAR IT FOR PEGGY ONCE MORE!!
    When I think of Peggy Wells these words come to mind. I can still see her and the other cheerleaders, along with D. Bruce Selby, leading the students in a pep rally in the EHS auditorium. What great memories!! Peggy was in my Journalism class and she made it so much fun. I was new to Enid High but she treated me like I had gone to school there for years.
    RIP Peggy…..thank you for great memories!!

  11. Carla, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Although I never met her, I remember hearing about her when you and Lara were in high school. Thinking of you and sending my sympathies.

  12. I am so very saddened to hear of Peggy’s passing. I was fortunate to have the privilege to drive Peggy to her Dr appointments for the past few years but more importantly I had the privilege to call her my friend. I would very much want to attend any celebration of Peggy’s life that you may plan for her. Please let me know.

  13. Dear Carla and Family,
    I am so saddened to hear of Peggy’s passing. I had the privilege to drive Peggy to many of her Dr appointments over the last few years. Most importantly I was privileged to be able to call her my friend. She spoke about you and the kids all the time. And I will greatly miss all of her book and movie recommendations. I would very much like to attend any celebration of life you have for Peggy. Again, My deep condolences to you and your entire family.
    Roberta

  14. Dear Carla, Maya and Vikram,

    I first met Peggy when she moved to Sun City. We started a small group that played a dominos game called Mexican Train. One evening we were playing, a few blocks from Peggy’s house, when it started to snow (a rare occurrence in S.C.). Peggy looked out, saw the first flakes coming down and was out of there like the house was on fire. That’s when we realized that our Peggy was a real southern gal, unlike the rest of us that had moved from up north. It brought a chuckle and smile to all of our faces.

    After her move back to Atlanta our group made several trips to visit her. We all found her courage and spirit amazing.

    Carla, Maya and Vikram I know how very much she loved you. Maya and Vikram in one of her last emails to me in late May she told me that you both had been accepted to Stanford. She was so very proud of you!

    Peggy was a wonderful person and friend and she will be deeply missed. My deepest condolences to your family.

    Sandy Benninger

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