Jill Garrison Obituary, Minnesota, Jill Garrison Has Died
- john Gibson
Jill Garrison Obituary, Death – Jill Garrison died on April 7, 2023, accompanied by her family, after a 2.5-month battle with nonsmokers’ lung cancer. Her husband of 40 wonderful and happy years, Steve; their three children, Kelly Swenson (Brad), Will Garrison (Caitlin), and Tim Garrison (Alexa); and three grandchildren, Sullivan (5), Bowen (4), and Ryan Swen (1.5), will all miss her bright personality and radiant smile.
Darr Cannon (Susan), Ross Cannon, Keith Cannon, twin brother Joel Cannon, beloved niece & goddaughter Chelsey Ehlen (Alex), and countless additional nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends survive her. Jill was predeceased by her parents, Everett and Betty Cannon. Jill adored her family and never let them fall below the top of her priority list. From hosting holidays to everyday family dinners, she valued her family’s ability to come together and feel supported. Jill was a proud Nana who relished the chance to spend time with her grandsons playing games, building train tracks, or going on adventures.
The cabin was her slice of heaven on earth, where she gathered with her favorite folks for boat excursions, happy hours, wonderful dinners, bonfires, and card table laughs. She adored her dog, Woody, with all her heart – and he adored Jill as well. Her upbeat attitude and sense of humor were contagious, particularly her laugh. She was a shining light who made everyone around her happy. Jill spent 37 years working in Minnesota courts in St. Paul, Ramsey County.
All of the lovely people she met and became acquainted with there meant a great deal to her. She was enthusiastic about her career and the people she worked with. Everyone who supported “Team Jill” will be remembered fondly by the Garrison family. Special gratitude to the doctors of Minnesota Oncology, especially Dr. Avina Singh and her staff for their sensitivity. Dr. Pogemiller, nurse Mady, and the entire Allina Health team are greatly appreciated for their tenderness and care.