Burnet Bulletin, 20 Apr 1899
The Late Mrs. Garrett
On invitation to attend funeral of our sister Garrett, (Nee)
Bowden at Pomona, Rev. Robert Howell conducted the
services. After reading the memorable chapter of (15) Corinthians
dwelling, especially, upon the Imortality of the Soul, and upon the
hereafter, as some men would have it, upon putting away of this
Mortal Body, that this was all there was to hope for. But he declared
(Paul's) letter was in refute of this assertion, and said, (But) if
there is no resurrection of the dead, there is Christ not risen, and
we are found false witness of God--, and described the fleshly bodies
here and spiritual bodies.
Behold, I show you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall
be changed...[more from sermon in article]
We of Burnet town who knew the departed sister, knew her to be a
good lady, one ever ready to perform her duties in all walks of life.
An experience of nearly two years to our school endeared her to the
hearts of everyone whom she came to know, especially Prof.
Richey. Our hearts go out in fullness of sympathy to Bro.
Garrett, her beloved husband and to the bereaved parents at this
trying time. May the Lord bless them with choicest of blessings of
such success, as (he) only can give.
Why should our tears in sorrow flow.
Whom God recalls his own,
And bids them leave a world of woe
For an immortal crown.
The flock must feel the Shepherd's loss
And miss (her) leader's care
And they who bear with joy the cross
The crown shall soonest wear.
Then let our sorrows cease to flow
God has recalled his own
But let our hearts in every woe
Still say, "Thy will be done."
Death has been here, and bore away
A scholar from our side,
Just in the morning of her day
As young as we--she died.
We cannot tell who next may fall
Beneath the chastening rod.
One must be first, but let us all
Prepare to meet our God.
All needful strength is thine to give,
To thee, our soul apply,
For grace to teach us new to live,
And make us fit to die."
There were about 400 persons present at the funeral, showing the
respect in which the departed one was held by home people (Burnet)
and (Lampasas) town.
[Transcriber's note: Susie E.J. (Bowden) Garrett was born
15 Sept 1876 and died 7 April 1899; she was the daughter of Ryburn
Bowden and was buried in the Dobyville Cemetery.]