Deborah (Garrett) Muren

Born: Wed., Feb. 24, 1954
Died: Thu., Sep. 14, 2017

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February 24, 1954-September 14, 2017

It is with the heaviest of hearts for those of us left behind, that I announce the passing away, of Deborah Ann Muren (nee Garrett), 63 of Colorado Springs, Colorado on Thursday, September 14, 2017. She was a longtime member of Washington Avenue Christian Church in Amarillo Texas, until relocating to Colorado Springs in 1974.

Deb, as she preferred to be called, was born in Amarillo TX to Royce Garrett who preceded her in death, and Chrystal, (nee Winegar).

Her beautiful soprano voice, and acting talent bloomed during her Jr. and High school career. Both were brought together in her portrayal of Dolly Levi in the play, “Hello Dolly” during her senior year as an Amarillo High School “Sandie.”

Deb continued to sing throughout her life in church choirs, and multiple ensembles, including singing at Easter services in the Glen Eyrie Castle at the Navigators in Colorado Springs. Her love for the Lord was apparent to anyone who drew close to her. This love developed as a child, and increased as she grew to know God more. The testimonies of everyone, attest to her, “kindness,” and “gentle spirit.” Her spiritual temperament and Godly acceptance of others immediately warmed and softened the prickliest personality.

She was a completely selfless and devoted mother to Kelli Ann Taylor, Jonathan David Muren, Harmony Ann Longenecker,(Joshua), and Mark Abram Muren, (Rachel) who survive her. Her love and commitment to them and to her grandchildren was second only to her love for God. She always believed the role of mother, comforter, and care giver were spiritual gifts and her highest calling. Her deep compassion for others and Christlike, servant’s heart is her legacy. She cherished entertaining friends, loved her horses, and the Great Danes she owned and cared for over the years. A voracious reader, she believed sitting by her fireplace at home in Black Forest with a good book was a perfect autumn day.

Deb is also survived by her mother Chrystal Mickel of Tyler, her brothers Dr. Kenneth Garrett, Granite Shoals, and Cameron McMinn, Amarillo, husband, Mark E Muren, Colorado Springs, and her seven adoring grandchildren, Hannah Osowicki, Woodland Park CO, Addison Longenecker, Aubrey Longenecker, Gavin Longenecker, Kayan Longenecker of Sarasota FL, Elliott Muren and Jack Muren of Oak Park, IL. Also surviving are nieces Jodi Goodman, April Oglesby, of Amarillo, Reedie Garrett Mims FL , and nephews Michael Garrett of Salida, CO, Tyler Garrett of Pflugerville, and Jared Garrett of Horseshoe Bay.

She will be honored at a celebration of life service on, Saturday, September 23, 12:00pm at Washington Avenue Christian Church, Amarillo., All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Deb’s family will host a dinner and time of fellowship for her longtime WACC friends following the service.

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