Sally Ann Oehser George
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Sally Ann Oehser George
April 30, 1937 - November 12, 2020
San Diego
Sally Ann Oehser George, 83, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, November 12, 2020. She was born April 30, 1937, in San Diego, to Edward and Helen (Knox) Oehser, and was a graduate from Helix High Class of 1955, in La Mesa.A San Diego girl born and raised, she had an intrepid heart and was always open to the next adventure. She lived all over the United States and traveled the world, trekking to Mexico, New Zealand, Tasmania, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, even living in Australia for a time. She was fearless, vacationing up and down the beaches of the Baja peninsula with six children in tow.Sally was also deeply spiritual and her Christian faith was central to her being; every morning she set aside time to read the Bible and drink her coffee, and her involvement with the church was constant and durable. She was a life-long Sunday School teacher and a committed Community Bible Study Preschool Teacher and Core Leader. And so it was with notable grace that she approached her impending passing. She did not fear it; she had the simple and assured belief that she would soon be meeting Jesus.A loving mother whose children were her greatest pride, Sally managed to believe - and convince - each child that they were her favorite. She saw the world through rose-colored glasses, and they were the best kind of glasses: her positivity and love encouraged those around her to blossom. She freely passed that pride and joy down through generations, sharing it with her fourteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.Sally joins her parents, her sister Nanette, and her brother Ed in heaven. She is survived by her children Gary (Jean), Tom (Lori), Richard (Sandrine), Dave (Julie), Merri, Karen (Jeff), her grandchildren Ben, MacKenzie, John Paul, Max, Grace, Zach, Anna, Sophie, Hannah, Joshua, Nick, Becky, Konner, Kassidy, and her great-grandchildren Margot, Lourdes, Rosie, Lila, and Jack.Sally was a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who met her life smiling, with passion and enthusiasm, lighting up every room she entered.Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a small graveside service will be held on Friday, November 20th at 11am. Flowers or remembrances can be sent to Poway Bernardo Mortuary, 13243 Poway Road Poway, California 92064, 858-748-4101. The family is planning a joyful celebration of life to be held in the Summer of 2021.

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Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on Nov. 19, 2020.
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November 23, 2020
Sally was such a caring and wonderful woman and I am so grateful for the time we spent together in both Hawaii and San Diego. You will forever be In my heart.
Sheryl Willms-Bromm
November 22, 2020
Sally was such a kind, caring and generous soul. I met her at Haggai Institute many years ago and she took me under her wing instantly. I had the most fabulous time with her in San Diego when she hosted me for a few days - lots of laughs, shopping and eating! She was an incredible woman with such a passion for life - she had a very adventurous spirit and was always up for something fun! I'm so sorry to hear of her passing and send my deepest condolences to her family.
Liz (Australia)
November 19, 2020
Sally and I were long time friends growing up in the Kensington area of San Diego. I knew all her family including her kind parents and sister Nanette and brother Edward! We lost touch when she moved and went to different
high schools—-me at Hoover and Sally at Helix. We were out of touch for many many years! In 1969, my husband left the US Navy and took a job in Idaho Falls, Idaho. We lived there from July of 1969 till the summer of 1975. We joined Hope Lutheran Church and one Sunday, I miraculously saw my friends of many many years ago, Sally Oehser George. It did not take long for us to become fast friends as I knew no one when I moved there and was very homesick for my family and hometown of San Diego!
We played bridge with Sally and Gary and her sons babysat my young children, Corey and Guy! It was truly like God planned this for my life and hers—- a reunion of dear friends! Sally moved away and we eventually did, too, living in Thousand Oaks for many years. We even kept in touch after that when I visited my folks in San Diego.

I was shocked and saddened to learn of her passing today and would like to be contacted for her celebration of life held next summer. Do any of you children remember Lynne a and Bob JASEPH. My email is: Again, condolences, love and prayers!

Sincerely, Lynne Jaseph
Lynne Tinker Jaseph
November 19, 2020
Sally was such a sweet and caring person. I so enjoyed being in the CBS Children's Ministry with her and later watching her as she became a core leader of our first remote core group.
Darlene Truver
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