created for the family of
Walter Preston Garrett "Pete" "Poppa"
b:8/5/1924  d:10/11/2009
and Kathleen Marie Kelly Garrett
b:3/10/1925  d:8/20/2000

Memorial Service & Ash Scattering was held
on 12/8/2009 at Whittington Beach Park 1:45 PM
Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

It was a beautiful afternoon at Whittington Beach Park.  It was sunny with a nice onshore ocean breeze.

The cremains where set up on one of the tables right at the ocean being surrounded by tropical orchids and other flowers as to honor this special moment and the beautiful surrounding... we played their special song "Stardust" performed by Nat "King" Cole as the family had requested.  To listen to "their" special song you can go to .. here is the link:

Just as we were scattering the ashes a couple of Monarch Butterflies hovered around us dancing in the wind, just as if the spirit of this nice couple was dancing together in the air enjoying a beautiful moment in paradise.

Whittington Beach Park is about 1/2 hour drive from Volcano, and 1 Hour drive from Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii.


Whittington Beach Park is a very picturesque part of the Big Island.  There are usually no crowds at this place just peace , tranquility, and beautiful scenery.


I am Free

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free.
I'm following the path that was laid, you see.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work , to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I found that peace at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh , a kiss,
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and peace to thee,
Remember me, but don't grieve for me,
for now I'm free..