Theodora Brust "Teddi" (Fox) Garratt

  • Born: November 15, 1936
  • Died: March 3, 2022
  • Location: Battle Creek, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family

Theodora Brust Garratt, 85 of Battle Creek, Michigan died Thursday, March 3, 2022 at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital.

Theodora was born November 15, 1936, and grew up in Toledo and Ottawa Hills, Ohio. She moved to Battle Creek in 1958 and was employed as an English teacher at Lakeview High School in the early 1960's.

She was an avid outdoor enthusiast, loved nature, Michigan scenery and was a talented amateur photographer. She was active in the Red Hatters Society and Battle Creek Ski Club. Theodora was a voracious reader and had a great command of the English language.

Surviving are two sons, Stephen Garratt of Monrovia, CA, Thomas Garratt of Battle Creek and a sister, Constance Rose of Kansas City, KS. Theodora was preceded in death by her parents, Frederick C. and Mary Helen (Brust) Fox.

A memorial service will be officiated by The Reverend Brian Coleman 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 14, 2022 in the chapel at St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 16 E. Vanburen Street, Battle Creek, MI 49017.

Arrangements are by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed at


Condolence & Memory Journal


Teddi was my godmother. I have fond memories of Aunt Teddi from my childhood. My mom was good friends with Teddi and we went to ballets together and boated on the lake. Teddi was such a kind woman. When my dad Walter Bond passed, she came to the funeral and spent time with me. When she was leaving, I said "You don't have to go, do you?" She said "No. If you want me to stay, I will". It sounds trivial, but it meant a lot to me. Teddi was an amazing photographer and I loved her nature pictures. We lost touch in recent years, but I will never forget her kindness. You were a class act, Aunt Teddi. Thank you for being a wonderful godmother. You will be missed. Xoxoxo Love Aimee

Posted by Aimee Bond - Brighton, MI - Family Friend   March 09, 2022