Sarah May Glaves (1980 - 2016)

  • "I have a painting of Sarah's hanging in my kitchen. It, of..."
    - Nancy Saylor
  • "Dear Bob and Mary, To be fortunate enough to know Sarah is..."
  • "Sarah was one of the finest people I have ever known, and I..."
    - Elizabeth Dyment
  • "Sarah Glaves. A name that brought joy to the faces and..."
    - Katie Evans
  • "I loved to hear Sarah play her flute at Veronica's. She..."
    - Peggy Jones

Sarah May Glaves, 36, passed away on April 20, 2016, in an airplane crash near Birchwood Airport. She was born in Klamath Falls, Ore., on April 7, 1980. After growing up in the Pacific Northwest, she moved to Alaska, in 1998, to attend KPC, where she achieved her degree in art with a minor in math. Later she attended UAA for a Geomatics degree before starting her career with TerraSond. Sarah was an avid outdoors woman, accomplished musician and talented artist. Because of her passions and her love and care of people, she asks that any and all donations be given to food pantries or to support the arts. Please feel free to send your gift to the agencies in your local area. Because of her extensive exploration of flowers in her art, especially roses, we ask that any flowers be roses. The service will be held at Eklutna Lake, starting at 4 p.m. on April 30, 2016. A reception will follow at the group picnic area. Please address any comments or well wishes to [email protected] She is survived by her parents, Bob and Mary Glaves; her siblings: Emily and Elliott Leigh and their three children, Beth, Ian and Xander; Martin and Ashten Glaves and their two children, Nadia and Neil; and Rueben Glaves. She was predeceased by her grandfathers, Neil Moore and Robert Glaves Sr. She is survived by grandmothers, Julia Moore, Cathie Moore and Joanne Glaves; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins who loved her very much. She enabled her family to see and participate in the beauty and art of this world in a way that we would not do without knowing her. She will be profoundly missed.
Published in Anchorage Daily News on Apr. 26, 2016