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Carrol Garnet Joy Souza

Joins husband in heaven

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POSTED January 17, 2009 3:04 a.m.
Carrol Garnet Joy Souza , 86, joined her husband in heaven on January 15, 2009 who passed away just 72 hours prior to her death.

She was born on December 10, 1922 in Huron South Dakota to the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry and Amelia Hanson. She is preceded in death by her siblings; Alverta Hanson Wallman, Everett Hanson, Maynard Hanson, and Glyn Hanson.

She is survived by beloved children; Jana Souza Fatzer, Craig Souza, and step-son Howard Souza.  She was fully blessed by 9 grandchildren; Evette Fatzer Moran, Eric Souza, Garrett Fatzer, Meghan Fatzer Jordan Souza, Deanna Elliott (step-grandchildren) David and Darren Souza of Stockton, and Jodi  Souza Young of Lafayette. Great Grandchildren are Aidan and Azadais Moran, Lorenzo and LeVelle Fatzer (step-great-grandchildren) Hillary and Brooke Souza and Nicole & Grant Young. She has one surviving sister Ruby Crain of Montana formerly of Merced.

Carrol graduated from Huron High School, Huron, and South Dakota in 1939. She also attended Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska and graduated from Mankato Business School of Minnesota as a comptometer operator. 

Garnet (know as Gary) came to California in 1942 worked at Cloverleaf Dairy in Stockton.  There she met Edward J Souza, a wholesale milk driver and they married in September 21, 1946, after Edward returned from World War II.  They lived on a ranch on Carrolton Road in Ripon and then bought their home on Louise Avenue in Manteca.  Garnet worked for Manteca Telephone Co., as an assistant to owner Mrs. Sally Kendall.  She did the payroll and books for both the Ripon and Manteca offices until the birth of her first child in 1951.  After their children were grown, Ed and Garnet enjoyed meeting friends on their annual 3-4 month trip to Crescent City during the summer for 20 years.  They also traveled throughout the United States to visit relatives, friends and enjoyed several trip to Branson, Missouri. 

The couple was always seen together and Edward dressed to match his wife’s color choice for the day.  They loved each other deeply and Garnet will be remembered as a most generous and loving mother and grandmother.

Funeral Services will be on Saturday, January 17, 11 a.m. at P.L. Fry Funeral Home. Burial will follow on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2 p.m.  at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009
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