Sarah Nicole Lilly Saxton Aug. 8 2001 - Jan. 3 2010 Sarah' journey to God has reached the destination and she will now be forever. After a hard fought battle with a brainstem tumor she finally succumbed to her illness. She was a gifted child - life loving, strong spirited, fearless, she was full of joy with a big heart and wise beyond her years. Though only eight years old, she was an old soul who came to us for only a short time to teach us the meaning of the word courage and to us she was our superstar just as in life she was a shooting star. Her caring and compassion for all others set the bar as she always thought of others first. She has been a bright light in so many lives and we will always be touched by her memory and her smile. She deeply loved and will be missed dearly by her mother Deborah Lilly, her father Gregory Saxton, her two sisters Angela and Serena, her grandmother (Nanny) Dolores, many loving cousins, aunts, uncles and a host of friends. She joins her grandfather Realf in heaven who will welcome her into loving arms. We will always love you Sarah and we will never forget. Friends are invited to attend Funeral Services, on Saturday, January 9, at 12:30 p.m. at Gate of Heaven Cemetery Chapel, 22555 Cristo Rey Dr., Los Altos, CA. A visitation will take place starting at 11:30 a.m. at the above Chapel. Arrangements by Darling-Fischer Chapel of the Hills, Los Gatos, CA.
Published in San Jose Mercury News on Jan. 6, 2010.