Marion Harriett Garber

Published 12:07 pm Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Marion Harriett Garber, 89, of Tryon Estates, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 in Willowbrook Court, Columbus.

Born in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Maurice and Goldie Reisfield Garber. A graduate of Olney High School, she received a degree in psychology from Temple University in 1943.

She was a veteran, having served in the Women Army Corps from 1943 to 1945. After receiving her master’s in library science from Drexel in 1947, she served the U. S. Army Special Services as a librarian until l949. She completed her career at the Oak Ridge Associated Universities, retiring in 1997.

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Surviving is her friend, Louise Markel of Tryon Estates, and two nephews, Robert Garber of New York City and Richard Garber of San Diego, Calif., and a sister-in-law, Barbara Garber of California.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Dr., Columbus, N.C. 28722.

An on-line guest register may be signed at

McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.