Jennifer Mary Garland

Jennifer Mary Garland

CAMBRIDGE – Jennifer Mary Garland, age 58, of Cambridge, passed away at Meriter Hospital on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, after a relentless two year battle against cancer.

She was born on Nov 7, 1956, in Madison, the daughter of Edward and Mary (Linden) Usher. She married Ross Graham Garland on July 6, 1991. Together they have raised their two children, Lillian and Alex. Jennifer was a loving mother and wife, cherished by her family. She had tremendous love for all people and animals. She worked as a nursing and medical assistant and took great pleasure in helping the elderly. She loved her many pets and enjoyed showing horses. Jennifer found comfort and joy in the many dog and cat companions she had throughout her life.

Jennifer is survived by her husband; children, Lillian and Alex; sisters, Suzanne Johnson and Sydney Paul; brother, Tim Usher; and her much loved therapy dog, Oliver. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at the FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 408 N. Bergamont Blvd., Oregon, at 10 a.m., on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, with the Rev. Sandra Schieble presiding, followed by a luncheon and then burial at Resurrection Cemetery in Madison. Visitation will take place at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Monday.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

A special thank you to four special angels, Kim, Julie, Nancy and Marsha, who gave so much support in her fight.

Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive