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Sally Meranda Allen Froelich 1929 ~ 2010 Mom passed from this world to the next peacefully in the comfort of her home Oct. 27th, 2010.She was born Feb. 29th, 1929 in the family farmhouse in Myton, Utah to Charles Meranda and Ruth Barker Meranda, the second of five children. Sally loved growing up in the Uinta Basin and had wonderful memories of the farm, family, friends there and the Indians who lived near the river on the farm. At age 11 their house burned down while they were in Myton at the movies. They continued to live in Myton and Heber, UT until at age 14 when the family moved to American Fork, UT. She played the piano, violin and was in the marching band at American Fork High where she graduated in 1947. She attended BYU and worked at Geneva Steel where she met Donald Allen. They were married in 1951, later their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. They moved to Salt Lake where she worked for Chevrolet Motor and then as Administrative Assistant to the Dean of English, U of U. She loved the English Dept and made many dear friends during her 22 years there. In 1954 her only child Geri was born and while she continued working she was a devoted mother and took the summers off to spend with her family, golfing, hiking, and traveling. They lived in the Canyon Rim area of Salt Lake where she was active in the ward and later in Olympus Hills. Sadly her marriage to Don ended in divorce in 1974. In 1975 she married Bob Froelich. They moved to Idaho Falls and Shelley, Idaho where they helped raise their Lakota daughter, Maxine Eaglechasing. They moved back to Salt Lake and during their time together traveled and spent many winters in St. George, UT where she loved spending time with Bob's grandsons, Jake and Parker Froelich. As Bob's health failed she devoted her time to caring for him until his death in 1999. She was a loving and generous mother and her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Survived by daughter, Geri and son-in-law, Steve McMurdie, sister, Marilyn (Bob) Niederhauser, brothers, Tom (Mary Ann) Meranda, Jon (Shirley) Meranda, many nephews and nieces and their children who she loved dearly. Bob's children, Mark, David, Doug Froelich, Diane Sweat and their families. Special "daughter" Maxine Eaglechasing Flyingby and her family in SD. Preceded in death by her parents, brother Stephen, two husbands, one niece and two nephews. It was mom's wish that her body be donated to the UofU School of Medicine Dept. of Neurobiology & Anatomy with the hope that it will benefit others. We have honored her request. She also asked that no funeral or service be held but that she be remembered with love and laughter. In lieu of flowers, please send your memories of her to her family. The family extpresses extreme gratitude to the Silverado Hospice Staff, nurses, aid Rolando and son Steve for the comfort and loving care given to her by them which allowed her to pass comfortably and with dignity in her home. Special thanks to neighbor Linda Luskin who has helped and loved mom so much through the years. Thank you also to the Olympus 4th Ward ladies for their help during this time. "Happy Dreams" Mom "Woh un Ble Oye Kee pee" (Lakota)

Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Oct. 29 to Oct. 31, 2010
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