In Memoriam – Cathryne “Caye” Mosteller Garrett

It is with great sadness, that we share the news of Caye Garrett’s recent passing. Her obituary and funeral arrangements are below.


Cathryne “Caye” Mosteller Garrett was born in Charlotte County, VA, on March 13, 1927, into a family that had been in Virginia since 1620 (now for 16 generations). She was one of six siblings including her twin sister with whom she celebrated her 90th birthday last year. She grew up during the Great Depression. She went on to attend Longwood College (now University) but before finishing moved to Hampton, Virginia, where she obtained a job with NASA (then called NACA).

She met her husband, Ben Garrett, and they had two sons. She lived most of her life in Hampton until she moved into a retirement condominium in Poquoson, VA, in her 80’s. She was widowed at age 50, and while she remained socially very active, never remarried.

After obtaining her real estate license, she became a female pioneer in the real estate industry

in 1963 and traveled the world to military bases looking for potential clients moving to the Hampton Roads military bases.


She ran Garrett Inc. Realtors and Caye Garrett Realty, but spent the latter part of her career as

part of Long & Foster Realty after selling her business to them. She won too many awards to

list, obtained multiple designations in the real estate industry and continued learning new

techniques in training classes up until she was 88-years-old. She bought, sold and managed her

own rental property up until she was 88 as well. During her real estate career, she encouraged many others to enter the real estate industry.


She always dressed impeccably and loved to participate in ballroom dancing up into her mid 80’s. She went on numerous cruises, also traveling the world, and loved to entertain. She was an active member of the Hampton Yacht Club and the James River Country Club. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Hampton for over 50 years.


She was predeceased in death by her husband, Ben Garrett Sr., her oldest son, Benjie Garrett

Jr., her youngest sister, Bette Mosteller, who was the head librarian at Christopher Newport

University. In addition her twin sister, Margo, and her brother Paul both passed away in the last year. Two of her siblings are still alive, Robert and George Mosteller.

She is survived by her son, Greg Mosteller Garrett, grandchildren, Gregory Mosteller Garrett Jr,

Trent Kennedy Garrett, Adam Benjamin Garrett, Benjamin Ellis Garrett III, and Sarah Cathryne Garrett, named after her. She had 4 great grandchildren with the 5th expected next month.


There will be a visitation at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Hampton, VA, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. this Friday afternoon. Then the memorial service will occur at the First Presbyterian Church, on Armistead Avenue in Hampton, at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.

VPAR 2019 Committee Sign-Up – going on now until November 26th

The Time is NOW to Volunteer!
VPAR Volunteers Can Help Our
Members ACHIEVE in 2019!

Do something for your business… and yourself!
Please take this opportunity to get involved with your Association’s 2019 committees.  You may sign up for your top three (3) choices and return to VPAR by Monday, November 26th, attention Cindy Anderson.

The 2019 Committee descriptions are attached. As a volunteer you will have excellent opportunities to network with your peers and the community – and that makes good business sense!

Research shows that the people who work on association committees are:

  • better informed
  • better networked
  • better prepared to act on trends and regulation impacting their business.
    VPAR will make every attempt to meet your requests.  You will receive an email confirmation informing you of your committee assignment(s) and first meeting date(s).  Affiliate members may serve on most committees and working groups.  Some Committees are limited in number of appointments available.  The Charitable Foundation, Public Policy & the Professional Standards Committees & Grievance Committees require specific experience.  Call the Association office for more information on these committees.  Please call Jim Wetzel, CEO if you need more information.  Public Policy applications can be picked up at the VPAR office or by calling VPAR at 757-599-5222. Return this Form to: Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS®


1001 North Campus Parkway
Hampton, VA  23666
Fax: (757) 596-3911
Attention: Cindy Anderson

First Choice

Second Choice

Third Choice


1          2          3          Committees


___REALTOR® Member   ___AFFILIATE Member




 2019 Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS®

Committee Descriptions

Awards Committee
Annually reviews the Outstanding Salesmanship Club (OSC) Award applications and conducts audits as necessary.  Reviews requests for changes to the OSC criteria and forwards recommendations to the Board of Directors.  Evaluates, promotes and chooses recipients of the Annual Special Awards such as REALTOR® of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Salesperson of the Year, Affiliate of the Year, Community Service Award, Property Manager of the Year, Manager of the Year, Code of Ethics Award, Sales Team of the Year and Salesperson of the Year. REALTOR® Members only.


Banquet Committee
This committee assists with the planning, obtaining sponsors and conducting the annual OSC Awards and Installation Banquets.Broker Manager Enhancement Committee
This committee is comprised of Broker Managers only and plans and implements broker education, networking and forums.  Broker/Managers only

Budget and Finance Committee

Determines and reviews the annual budget, meets quarterly to determine budgeting changes, oversees financial obligations and is responsible for strengthening the Association’s financial resources. REALTOR® Members only.

Charitable Foundation
VPAR Charitable Foundation volunteers assist with the planning, obtaining sponsors and conducting the annual REALTOR® Golf Classic and other charitable events and fundraising efforts for the Foundation.

Member & Community Relations Committee
Provides social opportunities for REALTORS® to network with Leadership, Affiliate Members, and Partners. Define and market the benefits VPAR offers to members.   Assist with increasing member and committee participation and diversification. Committee subgroup will include the Community Service Work Group which will be responsible for promoting the Association and REALTOR® Community outreach and advocacy efforts.

Professional Development Committee
This committee determines how to best meet the educational needs of the members through Lunch and Learns and REALTOR® Enrichment classes

Professional Standards & Grievance
This committee reviews and investigates all public and member ethics complaints and requests for arbitration. Professional Standards will hold ethics & arbitration hearings as forwarded by the Grievance Committee. REALTOR® member for 3 years in good standing. Annual Professional Standards Training.

Property Management Committee
Provides an opportunity to develop and implement programs, activities and services and help determine how to best meet the educational needs of REALTORS® who are active in property management. Property Managers and Attorneys only.

Public Policy Committee
This group manages all aspects of the Association’s public policy at the local, state and federal levels.  Interviews political candidates and recommends funding to candidates from the REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) of Virginia.  Plans and coordinates Association activities with elected officials.  This Committee will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to increase housing affordability on the Peninsula.  It will also plan and coordinate all RPAC fundraising efforts and events. Application required.

This committee is charged with planning and implementing an annual trade show for REALTORS®.

Risk Management Committee
This group develops and implements programs, activities and services to protect REALTORS® from unwarranted or unnecessary litigation.  Serves as a forum for REALTORS® and attorneys to exchange ideas on issues of mutual interest and hosts legal forums for members as necessary.  This committee ensures that existing forms are meeting the needs of the members.

Strategic Planning Committee
Annually conducts needs assessment and strategic planning for VPAR. REALTOR® members only.

Technology Committee
This committee will assist VPAR in communicating effectively with members, the general public and government entities.

YPN Committee
YPN helps young real estate professionals excel in their careers by giving them the tools and encouragement to become involved in four core areas:  REALTOR® Associations; Real Estate industry; Peer Networking and Community Involvement.

2019 Installation & 2018 Annual Awards Banquet – We Are The Champions – Own YOUR Story!

2019 Installation & 2018 Annual Awards Banquet
Friday, November 16, 2018    Marriott at City Center

$70.00 per person/appetizers, duo entrée, dinner & dessert

5:30 P.M. – Cocktails and Social
6:30 P.M. – Part one of the program – Introductions & Pledges – followed by Dinner Service
7:20 – 10:00 P.M. – Part two of the program – Annual Awards Presentation; Installation of Boards; Installation of 2019 President Carla Carney; Entertainment/Dancing
2019 VPAR Board of Directors                                 
2019 VPAR President Carla Carney 


Manger of the Year; Community Service; Salesperson; Sales Team; REALTOR; Affiliate, Property Manager; Code of Ethics           

*The Rookie of the Year Award will be presented at the OSC Banquet in March, 2018.

Pre-registration required. Rounds of ten.  Business/Semi-Formal Attire please. Suggested colors are emerald green, gold, silver or black to go with our theme!
Remit to: VPAR 1001 North Campus Parkway, Hampton, VA 23666
   Registration Deadline is on Friday, November 9th 2018

I/We will be attending the Banquet on Friday, November 16, 2018

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*Please call Jo McNamara at 757-599-5222 or email at for more information.  Cancellations within 48 hours will receive full refund. Please notify two weeks in advance if you require special services.  For group orders, please include additional pages.