Sandra Kay Calvin was born October 1, 1946 to Archie Dale and Ida Mae Calvin in Chandler, Oklahoma. She passed away at her home on January 18, 2021 at age 74.
Kay graduated from Chandler High School in 1964. In high school, she was a guard on the Chandler Lions girls' basketball team and was a member of the cheerleading squad. After graduation, Kay married Brian Wayne Dennis. He passed away on July 9, 1972. She attended Gordon Cooper Vo-tech, graduating with an LPN degree. Kay married Charles Jerry Garrison on August 6, 1973 in Chandler, OK. They built a new home for their family and resided in rural Wellston, OK. In 1999, Kay and Jerry moved to Chandler, and resided there until her death. Kay loved her family and ministered to others with her servant's heart. She truly exemplified Colossians 3:23-24; "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive and inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving." Kay was admired for her creativity, vitality for life, and brightening up any room with her presence. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, reading, and especially studying God's word. Kay was a member of Chandler First Baptist Church, she taught Sunday School and was a disciple herself. As Nana and Nini, she was "the doctor, who wasn't a doctor," always having the special remedy for any peculiar ailment her grandchildren might have. Whether you called her Kay, Katy, Mother, Aunt Kay, Nana, Nini or Friend, she will be dearly missed.
Kay was preceded in death by her parents, Archie Dale and Ida Mae Calvin, and two brothers: Dale Calvin and Leon Calvin.
Kay is survived in death by:
A sister: Arlene Calvin Hall and her husband Jon Hall of Cedar Falls Iowa.
Her husband: Charles Jerry Garrison of their home in Chandler.
Amy Denise London and her husband James London of Trophy Club ,Texas.
April Dawn Hall and her husband Matthew Wayne Hall of Norman Oklahoma.
Amanda Kay Tillison and her husband Thomas Tillison, Jr. of Wellston Oklahoma.
One Son: Derek Wayne Dennis and his wife Deanna Dennis of Edmond Oklahoma.
Ten Grandchildren: Daniel Ray Evans of Ft Worth, Texas, Derek Benton Evans of Overland Park, Kansas, Amy Katelyn Goforth of Butler, Pennsylvania, Devyn Marie McAdams of Norfolk, Virginia, Dylan Wayne Dennis of Lawrence, Kansas, Jackson Cole Bolin of Yukon, Oklahoma, Blaine Stephen Hall of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Cierra Dawn Tillison, Corban Ennis Tillison and Aynsley Karen Tillison of Wellston, Oklahoma; fourteen great-grandchildren along with other family members and many friends.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 21, 2021 at the Oak Park Cemetery in Chandler under the direction of Lehman Funeral Home of Wellston.
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