Garrett, Jody A., Saginaw, Michigan


Loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and dear friend passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at her home. Age 54 years. Daughter of Delores A. (Krugielki) Phelps and the late Donald D. Phelps, Jody was born October 11, 1958 in Saginaw, Michigan. She was employed at Steering Gear / Delphi for 25 years. Jody enjoyed photography, gardening, planning parties and especially spending time with her family. Surviving are one daughter, Jamijo (Gilbert) Carter and her husband Tim, Saginaw; four grandchildren, Aubree and Sydnee Carter, Onalee Surian and Miles Kershaw; her life partner, Bill Surian of Saginaw and his children, Tony (Amy) Surian, Angela Surian, Andrew Surian and Andrea (Eric) Kershaw; Her mother, Dolores A. Phelps, Saginaw; two brothers, Donald (Lori) Phelps Jr., Bannister; Jeffrey (Tracy) Phelps, Midway, Georgia; very special aunt and caregiver, Diane Krugielki, Owosso; sister-in-law, Daisy Phelps, Breckenridge; brother-in-law, Rick MacLennan, Ithaca; several nieces , nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Jody was preceded in death by her son, Alexander Gilbert; her brother, Brian Phelps; her sister, Lori MacLennan and her grandparents. A special thanks to Covenant HealthCare Harrison, 7th floor oncology nursing staff especially Jill and Carmen, Dr. Ernie Balcueva, Dr. Cecille Guarnes and WNEM TV 5 and the Saginaw News for making Jody’s final days extra special. A Celebration of Jody’s Life will take place on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty). Chaplin Robert Koch will officiate. Honoring Jody’s wishes cremation will follow. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Sunday from 1:00-7:00 p.m. and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Jody Garrett Memorial Fund. www.snowfuneralhome.net