Funeral Service for Sally Swift April 24
April 19, 2010
Funeral Service for Sally Swift will be held at the Boulder Cemetery on Saturday, April 24 at 1:00 PM. A reception will follow at the Pinedale Library. The family wishes to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has called, sent notes, sent prayers, and have been so supportive these past few days. Although she lived in so many places throughout her life, Boulder was home. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to be made to the Pinedale Library or a charity of the donor's choice.
Obituary - Sara (Sally) Taylor Swift
Sara (Sally) Taylor Swift of Boulder, Wyoming died peacefully with family by her side in Boca Grande, Florida on April 15 after a brief illness. Sally was born in Pasadena, CA on February 4, 1930, the fifth child of Ruth and Vernon Taylor. She graduated from The Madeira School, McLean, VA, and attended Mills College, Oakland, CA.
Sally was dedicated to numerous causes and her abundant generosity touched many lives. Closest to her heart were the Pinedale Library, Museum of the Mountain Man, Sublette Center, and Boulder Community Center in Wyoming and Children’s Memorial Hospital in Illinois.
Sally’s wit, beauty and grace, complimented by her bawdy sense of humor, were legendary. An avid reader, theatre lover, passionate outdoorswoman, and enthusiastic world traveler – having visited all 7 continents – she most cherished Wyoming, her beloved home for over 40 years.
Known affectionately as "Sally," "Sal," "Big Sal," "Sal What a Gal," and "Grandy," by her family and the many individuals she impacted and inspired, she found joy in everything she did and relished sharing her experiences with others. Sally’s special gifts were her insatiable curiosity in all things, as well as her ability to get the most out of life on her own terms.
Sally is survived by her loving sister Ruth T. Campbell, San Antonio, TX; her brother Vernon F. Taylor, Jr., Denver, CO; her brother James C. Taylor (Bea), Bozeman, MT; her seven children Virginia T. Bartholomay (Gary), Mettawa, IL; William T. Bartholomay, Lake Forest, IL; Jamie B. Niemie (Russ), Slingerlands, NY; Betsy B. Benoit (Jim), Chicago, IL; Sally B. Downey (Tim), Lake Forest, IL; Blake H. Swift (Sara), Chicago, IL; Jennifer S. Wilson (Charlie), Lander, WY; and her three step-children Lindsey S. Jones (Hugh), Topeka, KS; Nini Seaman (Peter), Carpinteria, CA; and Phelps H. Swift, Jr. (Pam), Wilson, WY. Sally was blessed with 25 grandchildren and one great-grandson. She was pre-deceased by her loving husband, Phelps H. Swift, Boulder, WY.
The family thanks Sally’s many friends for their thoughtful prayers and overwhelming support. Services will be held on Saturday, April 24, at 1:00PM at the Boulder Cemetery, Boulder, WY. A reception will follow at the Sublette County Library in Pinedale, WY. The family invites all who knew and loved Sally to come and join in the celebration of her life.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to: the Sublette County Library, 155 S. Tyler Avenue, PO Box 489, Pinedale, WY 82941-0489 / (307) 367-4114.
Photo courtesy the Swift family.