Annabelle GarlandMrs. Annabelle Garland, 90, died November 4 at Mesa, AZ.
Mrs. Annabelle Garland, 90, died November 4 at Mesa, AZ. She was born July 29, 1921 on a farmstead in Foster County, ND, to Samuel and Annabelle (Flatters) Stephenson. She attended school at Juanita, ND. In 1937 she married John Garland at Carrington, ND. Mr. and Mrs. Garland had two children: Sara Gay of Washington, DC and SuzAnn Nelsen of Santa Clarita, CA.
Mrs. Garland was a lifelong homemaker. She and her husband lived in Carrington; Seattle, WA; Mandan; and Glen Ullin before moving to Apache Junction, AZ after Mr. Garland's retirement from the U.S. Postal Service. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, American Legion Auxiliary, Ladies of the Moose, and the Eagles Auxiliary. She was also a Girl Scout leader and taught many a young Mandan girl how to properly make a bed. After moving to Arizona, Mrs. Garland became an avid hiker, including hiking the Grand Canyon and the Superstition Mountain.
In addition to her daughters, she is survived by four grandchildren: Stephanie Uhl, San Francisco; Joshua Uhl, New York City; Jonathan Uhl, Chicago; Sally Anne Nelsen Guevara, Weston, Florida; a son-in-law, Kim Uhl; and her devoted friend Henry C. Smith of Apache Junction. She is also survived by her sisters, Pauline (Polly) Gustin, Bismarck; Darleen Garland, Queen Creek, AZ; and Inez Halquist, Spokane, WA.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a son-in-law, Mark Nelsen; sisters Esther Stephenson; Vera Alter; Ardyce Wallbridge; Lula Lester; Della Van Dorn; and brothers Roy, William, Jack, and Earl.
A memorial service will be held at Raindance Park in Apache Junction on November 9.
A graveside service at the Grace City Cemetery will be scheduled at a later date.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Grace City Cemetery Association, 8031 8th Street NE, Grace City, ND 58445.