Stephanie Anne Garrison

September 5, 1966 - April 16, 2010
Stephanie Anne Garrison

Stephanie Anne Yauger Garrison, 43 of Wilmington died suddenly at home on Friday, April 16, 2010.

Steph was known as the most friendly, kind, loving, and giving person that we all had the fortune of being around. Her love for people and animals was surpassed by none. We will all truly miss her and her beautiful smile forever.

Steph is survived by her husband Gordie, the dogs Poagie, Digger and Pecker, and the cats Stinky and BC. Also surviving are her mother Laura Yauger, sister Lynne Klos and husband Chris, brother Dean Yauger, father Basil Yauger and wife Sandra, and nieces and nephews Tiffany, Callahan, Cassidy, Hunter, and Jesse.

Steph loved all and was loved by all. We will all truly miss her.

A private memorial will be held on Sunday, April 18, 2010.

A Celebration of Life service will be 3:00 P.M Saturday May 22, 2010 at Griff’s Tavern, 6320 Market Street.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Paw’s Place Inc. at 3701 E. Boiling Spring Road, Winnabow, NC 28479 or at www.pawsplace.org

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  • April 20, 2010
    Dan Notgrass says:
    Steph, you will be missed by all. Your smile and nature surpassed all others. Rest in peace.

  • April 19, 2010
    Warren & Nikki Bascome says:
    I’ve known Steph for 20 years. From Hang’n at Neptune’s, to Buddy’s, to the OI and Sand Dollar Island. My Chesapeake would drag me into Buddy’s because she knew Steph had a big ole Milk Bone for her. I remember the hot, humid, sticky, wet days after Fran. Hit’n the OI after storm clean up all day for the coldest beer on the planet and AC that was turned up high. There was Steph, as usual, taking care of everyone. Steph was truly genuine, there was nothing false about her. She loved people. Steph never asked you how you were as a trite greeting….she truly wanted to know and expected you to tell her. Steph dearly valued friendship and turned no one away. I brought a transplant into the OI. Later he said to me: “Ya know your friend Steph? I went back 3 days later and she remembered my name…”. With the Ogden Inn as her epicenter, she galvanized the communities of Ogden, Middle Sound and Bay Shore into one. She did this by caring about all of us. Through Steph, I’ve met friends I’ll have for life. I can honestly say my life has been made better by knowing her. Though now, we may only see that flashing smile and hear a ridicules story in our memory, she hasn’t left us alone. Our deepest and most profound sympathies to Gordie, Laura, Lynne, Chris, extended family and all those fortunate to know Stephanie Garrison. Warren and Nikki Bascome

  • April 19, 2010
    Robbin Spencer Dunthorn says:
    Dear Gordy, I remember Stephanie from a time long ago at Wrightsville Beach. Please know that my prayers are with you in this difficult time. God has a plan for us all although sometimes it seems unclear at the present. Wishing you comfort in the days ahead, Robbin

  • April 19, 2010
    Van Peedin says:
    Gordie, I am so sorry, Stephanie was such a wonderful and fun loving person to be around. She will be missed by all that knew her. Her love of the water and animals will always be in my thoughts. If there is anything that Stephaine and I can do, please let me know, you are in our thougts and prayes, with our deepest sorrow, Van @ Steph....

  • April 19, 2010
    Jesse and Layne Smith says:
    Steph was a great friend to us at Buddy's Crab House and Oyster Bar. She always had a great smile that made you feel special. We are sorry for your loss Gordie.