Lowell June Garber, 87, a Cape Coral resident for the last two years, formerly a 26-year resident of Zephyrhills, died Monday, May 14, 2012, in Cape Coral. She was born Oct. 7, 1924, in Elkhart, Ind., to Lowell and Alma Waltz.
She was of the Protestant faith and was retired from the American Red Cross where she served as director of the Service to Military Families Division. She was also the former owner and operator of the retail antique store, After Thoughts Old & New in Dade City, Fla..
She is survived by her loving husband of over 68 years, J.D. Garber of Cape Coral; three children, Charles, E. Garber of Goshen, Ind., Christopher L. Garber of Union, Mich., and Lisa (John) Silvernail of Cape Coral; three grandchildren, Sarah Silvernail Hayes of Cape Coral, Zachary Silvernail of St. Petersburg and Jade Garber of Dallas, Texas; as well as two great-grandchildren, Emma Hayes and Hannah Jahn, both of Cape Coral.
She was preceded in death by a son, J.D. Garber II, in 2007, and a daughter, Marcia Jo Garber in 1945.
Graveside funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m., Friday, May 18, at the Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, with Dr. Franklin D. Taylor Sr. officiating.
Memorial contributions are suggested to a charity of one's choice.
Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.