Theresa Elaine Garnand


Theresa Elaine Garnand, 87, of Phoenix and Payson died Aug. 22. She was born March 4, 1918, to Josephine and James O'Donnell in Havre, Mont.

She was a resident of Phoenix since 1930 and married Otis H. Garnand in 1936. She served on boards of many local service organizations. As a past-president of Central Arizona Republican Women, she was honored with an award for her lifetime service with this organization.

She was preceded in death by her brother James O'Donnell and sister Margaret Ellen Yribarren. She is survived by her husband Otis; sister Jane "Connie" Blackman (Carroll); son Otis (Lynda); and daughter Margaret Venturi (Roger); grandchildren Karen, Bill, James, and John Keese, Brien Garnand (Mia), Debora Allen (Mike), James Garnand (Karen), Wyatt Garnand (Jen), Sean Garnand (Amy), and Sara Murphy (Phil); step-granddaughters Teresa Venturi and Gina Murphy (Pat); great-grandchildren Caden Keese, Tori, Hannah and Naomi Allen, Lucas and Nicolas Garnand, Madelynn, Emilia, and Molly Garnand, and Megan and Kyla Murphy.

Services were held Friday, Aug. 26 at St. Francis Xavier Church, 4715 North Central Ave. in Phoenix -- interment followed at St. Francis Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to RTA Hospice, 511 S. Mud Springs Road, Payson, AZ 85541.

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