Janyth “Jan” Lee Garrett Fine

by | Jul 11, 2024 | Obituaries

VIRGINIA BEACH – Janyth Lee Garrett Fine, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away on June 17. 

She was born on September 3, 1943, in Newport News, Va., and was the daughter of the late Roy and Lily Garrett.

Jan’s commitment to the Hampton Roads community was evident in her many roles and contributions. She was a co-owner of the Freckled Fox, a store she ran with friends. She was a great lover of animals and volunteered for the board of the Virginia Beach SPCA. She also served on the boards of the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art and the Virginia Beach Art Center. She was a co-president of the Ohef Sholom Temple Sisterhood. Her lifelong passion for gardening was reflected in her active participation as an officer of the Princess Anne Garden Club and in her work in her own garden.

A world traveler, Jan particularly enjoyed her trips to France with Morris and Meg and Bill Campbell. Back at home, she was always happy to share a glass of wine or two with her close friends at her “book” club. She was known for her vibrant spirit, generosity, and love for life. 

Jan is survived by her devoted husband of 48 years, Morris H. Fine, her three children, Robert Fine and his wife, Jane, Beth Fine and her husband, Ryan, and Michael Fine and his wife, Blair, her sister, Joyce Tidey, her brother-in-law, Andrew Fine, and his wife, Barbara, and her eight grandchildren, Lauren Fine, Hannah Walker, Kate, Summer, and Will Fine, and Lily, Caroline, and Zoe Albert. She is also remembered by her extended family and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, George Tidey. 

A memorial service to honor Janyth’s life was held at Ohef Sholom Temple. Donations may be made to the Jan and Morris Fund at the Hampton Roads Foundation. Online condolences may be made to the family at hdoliver.com