Katheryn Garbo

August 7, 1922 - May 30, 2020

Katheryn Medile Garbo, 97, passed away peacefully in her sleep, Saturday, May 30, 2020 surrounded by loved ones in San Antonio, TX.

She was born to the late Frank &  Callie Medile, August 7, 1922 in Beaumont TX.  Katheryn graduated from French High School and married the love of her life of sixty-two years, Sylvester J. Garbo.

She was a loving mother and homemaker to John and Frank.  Katheryn also worked as an office manager for Dr. Travis for over 20 years before retiring with Sylvester to travel and enjoy the summers with their grandchildren. She was an active member of St. Pius and enjoyed serving in the church.  She enjoyed tending to her flower gardens, sewing, cooking and watching the purple martins return every spring from her back porch.  She loved her family deeply and always made precious time to show them she did.  Katheryn lived a life of integrity, faith and grace. 

She is survived by son, John S. Garbo and sister, Lena Brocato.  She is also survived by three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Season’s Memory Care in San Antonio.

A Rosary for Mrs. Garbo will be recited at 5:00 p.m., with a gathering of her family and friends to follow, on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 5, 2020, at Broussard’s, with her interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. Please observe social distancing guidelines. 

In lieu of flowers, the family respectively requests memorial contributions be made to St. Pius X Catholic Church, 5075 Bigner Road, Beaumont, Texas 77708.


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Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • 4955 pine st beaumont tx 77703

Mass of Christian Burial

Mass of Christian Burial
  • 2000 mcfaddin avenue beaumont tx 77701
  • 06/05/2020
  • 11:00 am

Rosary with a Gathering of Family and Friends to follow

Rosary with a Gathering of Family and Friends to follow
  • 2000 mcfaddin street beaumont tx 77701
  • 06/04/2020
  • 5:00 pm

Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue

Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
  • 2000 mcfaddin avenue beaumont tx 77701

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Candy Mathis Hollis

Johnny * Please know that you have my deepest sympathy. Mrs. Garbo was such a lovely woman. Being around her and Mr. Garbo was a real pleasure * Candy Torrence Hollis

Shelly Parigi Allen

I remember kathryn and sylvester going to my grandparents house for visits when i was a kid. She is now with him and may she rip

Diana Caldronia Scheier

John so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I remember her so welll from out school days Prayers for you and family.

Ron & Peggy Sterling Scarborough/Georgetown, TX

Our family always enjoyed your family sitting in the church pew behind us at St. Pius all those many years ago. It’s comforting knowing your mom’s now with your dad & brother Frank. Please know you and yours are being thought of during the difficult days ahead.

Patsy Custer

I remember your Mom from when she worked for Dr. Travis. and I was expecting my first child. She was such a sweet lady. Your Dad was a legend to those of us South Park Greenies who hung out at the South Park Pig Stand.. They attended one of our Class of '56 Reunions, and were the hit of the party. So sorry for your loss,. The were two wonderful people.