Resolution -- Commending Steve Garrett

Association of California Life and Health Insurance Companies
Resolution In Recognition of
Stephen P. “Steve” Garrett of Oklahoma City passed away on Monday, November 18, 2013.
Steve was born in Granite, Oklahoma on September 1, 1944 to James and Nedra Garrett. Steve
is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Business and the Oklahoma City
University School of Law. For over 40 years, Steve has specialized in life and health insurance,
having served as Chief Examiner and Assistant Commissioner for the Oklahoma Insurance
Department, Counsel for the Insurance Company of North America, and for the last 32 years,
Senior Vice President and General Counsel for American Fidelity Corporation.
Steve is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Linda Garrett; their three children and families:
William Braden Garrett, his wife Betty Jane Harvey Garrett, their daughter Abigail Mae Garrett
and their son Wilson Blakely Garrett; Lizanne Garrett Reger, her husband Joseph Clark Reger
and their son James Clark Reger; Marion Garrett Parke, her husband David Wilkin Parke III and
their son David Wilkin Parke IV; and his father The Honorable James Paul Garrett.
WHEREAS Steve was a beloved part of ACLHIC and the ACLHIC family of companies and staff
while representing the American Fidelity Assurance Company; and
WHEREAS Steve served with distinction on countless industry committees and task forces
dealing with issues of great importance to the life insurance industry, and made numerous
contributions to ACLHIC; and
WHEREAS Steve perfected the art of working towards solutions on difficult and contentious
industry issues with allies and opponents, all to the benefit of his company, ACLHIC and his
peers; and
WHEREAS Steve gave of himself to meet with ACLHIC staff at industry meetings at NAIC
meetings and in various parts of the country; at all times speaking of his love for his genetic
family and family at American Fidelity; and
WHEREAS Steve will be missed by all those who had the benefit of working with him during his
long and distinguished career;
NOW, THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED that Steve Garrett be commended in every respect for
his service and friendship to his beloved industry and industry colleagues; and that the Board of
ACLHIC adjourn in his memory on this, the 4th day of December 2013.

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