In Memory

Sally Reddrop (Brand) - Class Of 1961

Sally Reddrop (Brand)

Below is a letter we received from Sally's daughter regarding her passing.  We will post the official obituary once it is published.


Hello to all of Sally's beautiful Family and Friends,

Mom made peace with God and is now cancer free.  She walked into the arms of the LordMonday evening during the most beautiful sunset.  Dad and I were right by her side and she was not in any pain or distress. 

We had spent 13 days with her at the inpatient hospice and they cared for her as if she was their mother/sister/wife.  Our family feels so blessed they made these last few days so bearable for not just her but for us also.   David and Ronna, mom's brother and sister were able to have a peaceful and heartwarming goodbye and I am confident she was able to really know they were there with her. 

The hospice knew they were not dealing with an "ordinary" woman.  She got the nickname of "Iron Sally"  because of her resilience up to the very end.  Her strength and fortitude that she has had her entire life did not elude her even in her hospice environment.

Mom wished to be an organ donor and it is with such joy I am able to say she will be.  Rocky Mountain Eye Bank called me today to say that her corneas and sclera (the white part) are very healthy and they will be used to bless others with sight!  She was so generous during her time here and still giving of herself in the afterlife.  :)

We plan on having a Memorial Celebration of her Life Saturday, July 13th at Mt. Vernon Country Club in Golden, Colorado.  I will put the details here when I know them along with directions.  This is one of her most favorite places and she always loved the view of the foothills from here.  It was only fitting that we could take her there one last time. 

Lastly, I want to send a very heartfelt THANK YOU to ALL of you.  You were her encouragement in the face of despair and she loved each and everyone of your comments because she drew from your strength and prayers. 

Peace be with Sally now and I pray also with all of you.


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07/08/13 03:00 PM #1    

Mary Ellen Watts (Allan) (1961)

Rest in peace, Sally; you have earned it.  Your battle with cancer was an inspiration to us all, and I felt privileged to have been able to follow your last years through your postings online.  Without you, now I'm afraid I'll have to be the class "baby" all by myself.  rats.

Mary Ellen

08/05/13 06:12 PM #2    

Merilynn Nunn (Hyland) (1961)

I had posted with Sally's family, but feel the need to post here as well.  Sally, you are missed by so very many.  I had the privilege to sit beside you at the Sunday morning brunch at the 50th reunion.  My husband said we chatted like magpies, and I take that as a compliment.  Then the honor to be alowed into those private times of the struggle with cancer, its treatments, and finally, the last days.

Sally knew that I have a friend here in Peoria, IL whose husband is the pitching coach for the Rockies.  They never met each other, but my friend Pamela Wright asked of Sally all the time.  She felt close to her knowiing how Sally loved the Rockies.

I miss the notes from Sally because they buoyed me up, with her words of strength, determination, and courage.  May you rest in peace, Sally!

meri Hyland

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