Conzuelo G. Garrison


(July 3, 2007)

Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 6, at Thompson Funeral Home in Powell for Conzuelo G. Garrison, 81, who died Tuesday, July 3, at her Powell home.

She was a native of California, born Oct. 16, 1925, in Los Angeles. California funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, at Rose Family Funeral Home in Simi Valley, with interment to follow at 1:30 p.m. at Rose Hills Cemetery.

She was the daughter of Ysabel Gonzalez and Guadalupe (Garcia) Gonzalez. She attended Compton Junior College in California and married Jake Garrison Nov. 5, 1947.

They lived in Torrance, Calif., Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Powell. Before moving to Powell, she worked for Lutheran Social Services in Ventura County, Calif.

Conzuelo was a member of the Methodist Church. She loved all sports and loved to fish and bowl. She was a dedicated Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Lakers fan.

Her family will remember her first and foremost as a wonderful mother and awesome grandmother and great-grandmother. Her family was the light of her life. She was a woman ahead of her time — independent and headstrong — and loved driving fast cars.

Her faith in the Lord was constant.

Survivors include her daughter, Maria Ogburn (Bruce) of Powell; a sister Isabelle Niemann (Wesley) of Whittier, Calif.; a brother, Ruben (Rose) Gonzalez of Lakewood, Calif.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters and three brothers.

Pallbearers at the funeral were Bruce Ogburn, Doug Roberts, Larry Roberts, Rosendo De La Rosa, Juan Lopez Haller and Joey P. Moss. Honorary pallbearers were Ruben Gonzalez, Alfonzo De La Rosa, Michael Gonzalez, Joe Gonzalez, Steward Deats, Candice Lopez Haller, Maria L. Moss, Lupe MacAlpine, Ursula Ballard and Monique Roberts.