JENNINGS, Sarah "Crossed over" while at her home in Santa Rosa, CA on November 14, 2015. She was 74 years old. She is survived by her daughter, Lucia Wade; daughter-in-law, Monica Nascimento of Santa Rosa; sisters, Jane Santucci of San Anselmo and Deborah White of Old Bridge, NJ; brothers, Harry White of Atglen, PA and Mark Hutcheson of Seattle, WA; and her siblings' respective children and grandchildren. Sarah was born on Long Island, NY and spent her formative years in Ithaca, NY. She graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1962. After college, Sarah lived briefly in Chicago, IL, Colorado, and Wyoming before finally settling in Northern CA. She attended graduate school at the School for Social Work at the California State University at Sacramento, where she earned her Master's in Social Work (M.S.W.) in 1967. It was in Sacramento where she met and married her daughter's father, Alan Wade. They lived briefly in Minneapolis, MN in the early 70's before moving back to Northern CA. In the early '80's, Sarah moved to San Francisco before finally settling in Santa Rosa in 1996. Sarah was a therapist, teacher, coach and problem solver. She enjoyed experiencing other cultures by working in different countries. She carried with her the realization that we are all connected, particularly with respect to the environment. Sarah was passionate about social justice, fascinated by people and their cultures, and honored by each and every client she had the privilege of working with who shared their personal stories. Sarah felt blessed in life with her daughter, the companionship of her dog, Liza, and sharing a home with her daughter, daughter-in-law, and their dog, Cody. Sarah requested that there be no memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to Oceana, the Redwood Empire Food Bank, or Veteran's Path.
Published in Press Democrat from Nov. 20 to Nov. 26, 2015.