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Garrett, Madelaine Elwell, 1909-2001
Madelaine Elwell Garrett was born August 6, 1909 in South Dakota. She moved to Boulder City in 1942 to work as a high school English teacher. She left teaching after marrying Elton Garrett, but later returned to the classroom, eventually teaching for twenty-seven years. She became the director of her school's marching band, dance band, orchestra, their Boys and Girls Glee Clubs, and the madrigal singers, while also working part-time giving piano lessons in her home. In the early 1940s, she helped start the Boulder City Little Theater where she wrote songs and performed in plays. Madelaine E. Garrett also established a scholarship for music students to attend annual summer camps. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, the woman's branch of the Masons.