Eagle editorial: Garvey has legacy of caring, service
01/04/2013 12:00 AM
08/08/2014 10:13 AM
It’s hard to believe that Wichita entered 2013 without one of its most productive and positive citizens, Jean Garvey, who died Sunday at age 90.
Her belief in the community and especially its children was unparalleled, as were her giving spirit and ability to make good things happen. Being a hands-on founder of the Independent School with her late husband, businessman Willard Garvey, and helping found Wichita Collegiate School would have been landmark achievements enough for the mother of six. But Jean Garvey’s board service and community involvement knew no bounds, and Wichita will have the long-lasting benefit of her contributions to the arts and charities. Just last year she oversaw the $1 million donation from the Willard and Jean Garvey Trust to the Orpheum Theatre.
To know Jean Garvey was to recognize what a lovely person she was. Now, the best way to honor her is by carrying on her legacy of caring and service.
For the editorial board, Rhonda Holman
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