Sarah Jean Hoffman|
08/25/1960 - 04/14/2013
Salt Lake City-Sarah Jean Hoffman departed this mortal existence on Sunday, April 14, in Salt Lake City, Utah after a valiant battle with breast cancer. She had endured to the end serving others, imparting hope, and providing friendship along her way.
Sarah was born in Bloomington, Illinois August 25, 1960 the second daughter to John Thomas and Shirley Daubs Hoffman. She attended Bloomington High School where she graduated in 1978. After graduation she traveled to Rexburg Idaho and attended Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho) and earned her associate's degree in 1981. In 1983 Sarah left the country to provide volunteer service for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Santiago Chile. She loved meeting and serving the people of Chile and had planned someday to return. After returning Sarah attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and while working toward her degree she was employed in the Campus Bookstore. After she completed her degree in Humanities Sarah continued to work in the Bookstore in several capacities. Sarah loved books, and her favorite position was as the Children's Book Buyer.
In 1996 Sarah left the BYU bookstore and took the Children's Book Buyer position with Deseret Book Company in Salt Lake. She loved reading and recommending books to others. Always ready to host an author or present a workshop on books for children. In 2006 Sarah decided to learn another part of the book business and left Deseret Book and went to work at the University of Utah Press.
Sarah is preceded in death by a sister Rebecca and her father. She is survived by her mother of Salt Lake, sister Peggy Hoffman of Salt Lake, nephew John Patrick Hoffman of Salt Lake, stepsister Sarah Katherine Carter (John), and niece Lila Elizabeth Carter of Bloomington, Illinois.
Her funeral will be Saturday, April 20 at the Ivins Ward Chapel 1860 South 300 East in Salt Lake City at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please share a book, or read a book or poem with someone. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Bloomington, Illinois on May 1.
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Published in Deseret News on Apr. 17, 2013