Sadeth Johanna Schley
1924 - 2017
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Sadeth Johanna (Everson) Schley STONE RIDGE-Sadeth Johanna (Everson) Schley passed from this earthly life – peacefully, in her sleep - in the early morning of Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in the loving presence of family members. She was born in Tuckahoe, Westchester County, N.Y. on Oct. 10th, 1924 to Scandinavian parents, Ever C. and Anna B. (Johansson) Everson. Sadeth attended Cooper Union School of Art, Ulster County Community College, and graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a Bachelors Degree in Music. For many years, she shared her teaching talents and love of music with numerous piano students in the area. Sadeth had a long (93 years), eventful (artist, musician, farmer, teacher, urban aesthete, rural pioneer, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother), and difficult (twice widowed, single parent, migraine sufferer, crippling arthritic, diabetic) journey. She lived an independent, nonconformist lifestyle, finding the humor in the most challenging situations. She taught us to think creatively and to lead examined lives. Recycling, reuse, and making-do or doing without were her way of life - decades before those practices became popular. Close and extended family and many friends have been Blessed by her presence in their lives; with countless shared memories and family lore, the gifts of music and art, and enduring character qualities and personal values counted among their rich inheritance. She was, like her name, unique. Earth was her element; she lived as close to it as she could, tilled it for sustenance, pastured her animals on it, recorded its wonder on canvas, paper and piano. Now she is embraced by it. She is survived by daughter Carla (Mark) Knudsen; their son David (Carrie) Knudsen and their two children, all of Valatie, N.Y.; daughter Anne (Randy) Ross and their children, of Buskirk, N.Y. Sadeth was predeceased by her third husband Eugene K. Schley (1966); two special brothers, Lewis and George Everson; and a sister, Edith Everson, who did not survive childhood. She now journeys in Peace to join beloved family, friends, and pets, who preceded her into the great beyond. Services will be private, and arrangements are in the care of A. Carr & Son Funeral Home, Kingston, N.Y.

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Published in the Daily Freeman from Dec. 22 to Dec. 31, 2017.
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January 4, 2018
Our deepest sympathy.
Gene and MaryEllen Cannizzaro
January 2, 2018
What an honor and blessing it was to both know and work with Sadeth. Words pale in describing the impact she had upon me personally. I can truly say that she remains an indelible blessing to me along the path of life.

I had the great fortune and good karma to have met Sadeth while undertaking a new and most memorable venture in the early part of my life and work. She was the magic and mastery behind a small, sleepy, outpatient mental health program of which I/we inhertited, and which later became known as "Beacon House," in Kingston, New York. At the onset, and during the transition, her wise insights and counsel, humor, patience, kindness, compassion and artistry, helped shape the newly conceived program, but more significantly, the three of us to whom the torch was being passed.

However, I will always remember Sadeth best in her magical stone home, surrounded by the abundance and beauty of the natural world, her animals, home grown and cooked foods, and her constant companions, her piano and dog Celeste. She lived by a natural order that I knew in my heart I too wanted and would seek. A teacher that taught by example. I wanted to be just like her as I grew and aged.

Its good to know she lived so long and died so gently, surrounded by love.

She remains a mentor and guide. I offer humble salutations, flowers of the heart, laughter of the soul, for her being and bestowing of her life to myself, and to all she touched, for there were many.

Dawn Ehrhard-Wingard
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January 2, 2018
Sadeth was a loving creative presence when she helped create the healing and empowering reality that Beacon House became to many people suffering from emotional problems in the late 1970's in Kingston. As much as any of us, she guided the program from its infancy and her presence, sensitivity, and love for all people represented a guiding light to all she influenced. As most of us who developed Beacon House were young and well meaning but full with our own need to grow, Sadeth became like our mother and a person we would go to when needing advise. As the Director of Beacon House, Sadeth was invaluable to me. Her loving kindness, sensitivity, innate goodness and compassion remain with me as I see her as one of my greatest teachers in this life. Thank you Sadeth❤❤❤
Peter Konrad
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