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m. dolores garatte

March 30, 1918 - Oct. 25, 2013

GOSHEN — M. Dolores Garatte 95, passed away at 10:45 p.m. Oct. 25, 2013, at Courtyard Healthcare in Goshen.

She was born March 30, 1918, in Kokomo to Homer Daniel and Iva Belle (Boles) Larimore. On Sept. 10, 1981, in Reno, Nev., she married Alberto Garatte. He preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 2005.

Surviving are one son, Robert E. Harter of Nappanee, and two grandchildren, Christina Smith of Nappanee and Jack (Melissa) Smith of Elkhart. Also surviving are three great-grandchildren, Marshall Smith and Justine Smith, both of Elkhart, and Tyler Smith of the Philippines; and a dog, “Biscuit.”

She was preceded in death by a son, Ronald J. Harter, a brother and a sister.

Dolores graduated from Elkhart High School, was an apartment manager for 25 years and worked until she was 86.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the 11 a.m. service Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Burial will follow in Prairie Street Cemetery. Officiating will be Pastor Bob Vale of Osceola United Methodist Church.

Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.



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