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Sally Evans Beckwith

Sally Evans Beckwith

AGE: 83 • Edison

Sally Beckwith, 83, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Center for Hope Hospice, Scotch Plains. Born Nov. 17, 1927 in Brooklyn, N.Y., she lived in Westfield, NJ most of her life, later moving to Plainfield and residing most recently at Whispering Knolls in Edison. She also had a home in Bath, Maine.

Daughter of Stewart Wheat and Willamay Lindsay Evans she is predeceased by her husband, Enos Beckwith; and her son, Kent Charles Schmalenberger. She is survived by her daughter, Anne Marsh and her husband John of Bath, Maine; her daughter, Susan Kaprosch of Colonia; her son, Gary Schmalenberger and his wife Joan of Monkton, Md.; her son, Stewart Schmalenberger and his wife Kimberly of Iselin; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and her loving and much loved companion, George "Pete" Jones.

Sally was a talented singer whose lovely soprano voice gave such pleasure to so many. She was very active in community affairs and could never say no to a stray cat or dog or a fellow human being in distress. Passionate about life, Sally embraced the world and the world embraced her.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, 724 Park Ave., Plainfield. Interment will be at Ouleout Valley Cemetery, Franklin, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sally's memory may be made to Pine Tree Society for Handicapped Children and Adults, P.O. Box 518, Bath, ME 04530.

Published in Home News Tribune & Courier News on Apr. 26, 2011
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