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Obituary: Heather K. Garrett

by jmaloni
Sat, Mar 4th 2023 07:00 am

Heather K. Garrett, age 39, of Ocoee, died Feb. 7, 2023.

She was the daughter of Thomas J. Garrett (Lourdes) and Kathryn M. Garrett; and the beloved sister of Ian and Ryan.

Heather was born in Buffalo in July 1983 and moved to Grand Island in 1985. A resident of Central Florida since 1994, she graduated in 2001 from West Orange High School and attended Valencia College.

From 2000-08, Heather worked at Publix as a cashier and in customer service. In 2008, she began her career at Walt Disney World at the Magic Kingdom, where she started as a pirate at “Pirates of the Caribbean” and then a maid at “The Haunted Mansion.” Soon after, she became a coordinator of training. She was also recognized as a legend in the Magic Kingdom and was known by all as the Pirate Queen. 

Heather had a joyous and warm smile, a huge heart and welcoming presence to anyone she had come in contact with! She left an indelible mark. The happiness she brought to everyone she was around was incomparable. Her generous spirit and tireless efforts in life made a lasting impact on those around her. 

Heather’s memory will live on in the hearts of those she touched and loved. She had a great affinity for all things entertainment. Her favorite singing artist was Adele, whom she finally got to see live in Las Vegas, only last month – telling us, “No matter what else happens this year, it will be the best year ever!” She will be missed by all of her family, friends and her “Disney family,” too.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local pet shelters or nonprofit organizations in her memory. Thank you!

The immediate family of Heather Garrett thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.

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