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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.

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Published in Press Democrat from Nov. 20 to Nov. 26, 2015.
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November 14, 2019
Sara took me through some very rough times and I always remember her words of wisdom. She was the best at what she did and will never be forgotten. I only wish there were more like her who think of others more than themselves.
Patty Lemos
November 28, 2015
What an honor and a blessing to have known Sarah. She had always expressed thoughtfulness, kindness and joy toward Chuck and I. Lucia and Monica, thinking of you both and sending our love.
Adora and Chuck
November 24, 2015
Words cannot express how significant Sarah has been in my life, and how missed she will be. I could always count on her for the perfect support, words of wisdom and unique perspective that only she had. A truly remarkable person in so many ways, she will forever hold a most special and honored place in my heart. I find myself talking to her often, and imagine the precious kinds of conversations we have shared for so many years, continuing on into eternity. I strive to feel her presence as I go about my day and send her oodles of love to assist with her transition. My heart goes out to Lucia and Monica for your phenomenal loss, but how wonderful that you were able to be so close to her these past few years. A great soul has been taken from us but I am so appreciative that I was able know her and be a part of her life. And while we can no longer connect in physical form, I still feel her around me as the guiding light she has always been.
Sharon Levinsky
November 24, 2015
Sarah taught me so much about myself through therapy. Many sessions I cried while Liza had her head on my knee trying to comfort me the best she could. Sarah is a woman who changed my life and I will forever be grateful for her teachings. Many of her clients are healthier because of her. Be at peace sweet lady, the world is a better place because of your love and dedication.
Patty Lemos
November 22, 2015
Lucia, your mother was very special, a healer of minds and hearts. Sarah is on my list of favorite people. So grateful that our paths crossed years ago.
Kay Henderson
November 22, 2015
Dear friend and intrepid traveling companion (in so many ways) I miss you so much and I'm grateful for the amazing time spent with you - what a gift til the end - the last text - offering celebration to me! How generous and stunning! I feel your presence still. Love to you always
November 21, 2015
The world was a better place with Sarah in it and she will be missed. As my Aunt, I fondly remember many family events in California and Wisconsin.
Dan Wade
November 21, 2015
Sarah, even though we knew each other only 6 years it seems so much longer . When we share things of the heart a short time can seem like forever. I cherished your friendship and your wonderful spirit. Those whose lives you touched , including the military people you worked with are truly blessed. You are missed. It is hard to grasp that you are no longer here in bodily form. Edie
November 21, 2015
Sarah will be missed!
Military Life Counselor
November 21, 2015
I never had the privilege of knowing Sarah (with an h) however I am honored to call Lucia my friend and if Lucia is a reflection of her mother than Sarah was an extraordinary person indeed.
Jeanie O'Neill
November 21, 2015
Oh Sarah, I miss you so much. Working together in San Diego was so special. Your love for our military, your insights so valuable and the laughter we shared was wonderful. You were one of the incredible gifts I received as an MFLC. THANK YOU, LOVING YOU ALWAYS,
November 20, 2015
I'm remembering you, Sarah. Adventurer, warm heart. I feel you are traveling on with joy. And, I miss you. Sending comfort to all your family members.
Lyndi Brown
November 20, 2015
Thank you for the gift of Sarah, giving way to the extraordinary gift of Lucia and Monica -- each of whom have travelled the planet with such grace and compassion. And blessings to all who grieve the unbearable loss of our beloved friend Sarah.
November 20, 2015
My darling friend,
Because of the way you lived, I know you will rest in peace. I will be forever grateful for the deep friendship we shared. Go in peace and love. Thank you, Roberta
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