Mary Alice Garvin

Dec. 7, 1932 – Nov. 22, 2021
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Mary Alyce “Mickey” Garvin, 88, went to be with her Lord and Savior during the early morning hours of Monday, Nov. 22.

She was born in Caddo on Dec. 7, 1932, to Vernium and Eva Reynolds Fox. Mickey was the youngest of five children.

After the family moved to Breckenridge, she attended Breckenridge High School. In 1949, at the age of 16, she married Ed Garvin. After graduating high school in 1951, she and Ed moved to Arlington. In 1962, they returned to Breckenridge where they lived for more than 47 years until Ed passed away in January 2010. In 2014, Mickey moved to the DFW area where she could be closer to family.

Mickey loved spending time with family (the Garvin side and the Fox side), friends, traveling, and attending sporting events. She and Ed were huge fans and supporters of the Breckenridge Buckaroos and the TCU Horned Frogs. Mickey enjoyed playing Bunco with the girls, square dancing, getting her hair done every Friday, and her late-night phone conversations with family to find out the gossip for the day.

Disease took Mickey’s mind, but those that loved her will always have a lifetime of beautiful memories.

Mickey was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Carl Edwin “Ed” Garvin; her parents, Vernium and Eva Reynolds Fox; her sisters, Hazel and husband Leo Singer, Billye Jo and husband Edward Waters, Francys and husband John Gillespie; and brother James and wife Mary Fox.

She is survived by her sons, Danny and wife Katie Garvin, of Crawford, and Steve and wife Sherry Garvin, of Highland Village; grandchildren, Jessica and husband Mandel Gordon, of Plano, Emily Garvin of Dallas, David and wife Ashley Garvin, of Dallas, Matthew and wife Kim Garvin, of Dallas, Kevin Garvin, of Las Colinas, Kasey and husband Shane LaCanne, of Salado, and Cullin Smith, of Arlington, Va. She was blessed with nine great-grandchildren and a plethora of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

A special thank you to the Reynolds family, especially Jeanne “Tuttie” Reynolds, and Yvonne and Robert Sharp for their love and care of Mickey.

There was a celebration of life Saturday, Dec. 4, at Morehart Mortuary in Breckenridge. Visitation was from 10-11 a.m. and the funeral service at 11 a.m., with graveside service immediately following at the Breckenridge Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Center for Brain Health at the University of Texas Dallas ( or Meals on Wheels of Breckenridge, P.O. Box 16, Breckenridge, TX 76424, and may be left at Morehart Mortuary.

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