John especially enjoyed political discussions, sharing a cup of coffee and conversation with friends, and making candid observations about the injustices he observed around him and working to improve the quality of life for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Latino communities. John attended the Arizona School for the Deaf and received his bachelor's degree in History from Gallaudet College in 1966.After Gallaudet, John worked as a Dean of Students at the Louisiana School for the Deaf and then as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in Northern California and Washington, D. In 1973 John was a member of the prestigious National Leadership Training Program (NLTP), at California State University at Northridge (CSUN).He was a chaplain for Boy Scout Troop 171 from 1972 to 1974 and was a 23-year survivor of breast cancer. He was the beloved husband of Nell Hope Walker Garrette for 61 years and father of four children, Marsha Lynn Garrette Bullock and her husband, Bishop, of Camden, S. Michael "Mike" Kemp chose to go to the heaven last Monday (November 24, 2008). for 12 years he chaired three departments before stepping down to focus on his teaching, in which he loves to do.
He is survived by his parents; Janice and Terry Shelor, brother and sister-in-law; Ricky L. and Sandra Bland, sister and brother-in-law; Teresa and Travis Christian of Elliston, Carol and Mikey Shelor of Shawsville, and Dolly and Brian Adkins of Christiansburg. He was always pleased to have met Helen Keller at one of the schools. The Reverend Christie was an advocate for the deaf.A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 16, at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Gina earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Gallaudet University and her Masters degree at Mc Daniel College. A visitation will be held at Creekside Ministries Church, 10501 Hague Rd, Fishers, IN 46038 on Saturday, April 12, 2008 from 1-3 PM with a memorial service beginning at 3 PM. In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. in Laurel Hill Memorial Park, 10127 Plank Road, Spotsylvania, Va. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements for the Garrette family are in the care of Laurel Hill Funeral Home, Spotsylvania. He taught at the University of Puerto Rico, University of British Columbia, Douglas College (in British Columbia), Thailand's Ratchasuda College and Vietnam's Teacher Training Center in Bien Hoa City. Lopez, 68 John Ramirez Lopez, son of Roberto (Chapo) and Isabel Ramirez Lopez, and longtime resident of Arlington, Virginia, died August 20, 2008, in Columbus, Ohio. Lopez was born in Nogales, Arizona, on June 24, 1940, the youngest of three children. Monagas of Chicago, Illinois, a brother, Robert Quihuis of Tucson, Arizona, cousins, Robert Quihuis, Jr., Patricia Munoz, Barbara Pacot, Sooki Knapp, Lawrence Quihuis, nieces and nephews, Gridley Quihuis, Charlotte Bell, Kenny Quihuis, and numerous other family members and friends near and far.Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Baptist Church, Box 101, Port Royal, Va. Published in The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, VA) February 14 2008. She was an American Sign Language teacher at Carmel High School the last two years. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Sign Language Club at Carmel High School co World Language Dept Chair Person, 520 E. He also is survived by one sister, Alice Elizabeth Garrette Moore of Ashland; five sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. Published in , Fredericksburg VA, December 3, 2008. He had been making 3 trips a year to Vietnam since 2001 to work with groups of deaf students in the Vietnamese Sign Language Teacher Training Program. He wrote his dissertation on "A Comparison of the Simultaneous Method Evaluation and the Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI)." He received the International Congress on the Education of the Deaf and National Institute of Disability Rehabilitation Research Award to attend the 18th ICED Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel in July 1995 and the T. O'Rourke Memorial Award from the ASLTA in 2002 in recognition of his international work. Published in the Deaf Time, Saturday, November 29, 2008 Biography of Dr. Michael Kemp in the website of the Gallaudet University. His parents and another brother, Anthony Quihuis predeceased John.John also spoke fondly of his fellow brothers in the Hispanic fraternal organization, La Raza.John was a friend and colleague respected by not only his peers, but also a role model to many young Deaf student leaders.We work and play alongside these reminders, often without realizing it.