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Sarah E. Minaker

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Sarah E. MINAKER Sarah E. Minaker was born in Greenville, South Carolina on March 10, 1934. After losing her battle with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, she went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 16, 2011. Sarah was pre ceded in death by her son Stan Smith, husband Kenneth Minaker and sister Doris Goodlet. She is survived by her daughter Karen Payne, grand-daughter Melissa Payne, daughter-in-law Jacque line Ames (David and Angela) all of Renton, sisters Carolyn Brown (Ralph) and Joyce Ann Stallings, brother James Poteat (Joan) and nieces and nephews in South Carolina. She is also survived by the Minaker step-children John, David (Gerry), Wes, Mark (Linda), Kent and Evelyn as well as grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Sarah worked many years for Paccar and retired from Boeing. She and her husband Ken were active members of New Life Church of Renton. They enjoyed traveling, creating many wonder ful memories. Sarah enjoyed her role as grandmother to Melissa and was an integral part of her children's lives. The loss of her son Stan was a true test of her strong faith; but she pulled through with grace and was a wonderful example for us all just as she was in the final months of her life. Sarah had many wonder ful friends that we are so grateful for and the family would like to say "thank you" for your support in the last year. Special recogni tion to her 'grand-puppy' Pico de Gallo for his companionship. A celebration of Sarah's life will be held on Saturday, February 26th, 11 AM at New Life Church, 15711-152nd Ave SE, Renton, WA. Private interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetary, Renton, WA. Arrange ments by Chapel of the Resurrec tion Funeral Home. Our sincere graditude to Providence Hospice. The family suggests donations to: Sarcoma Foundation of Ameri can, 9884 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872 or a charity of your choice.
Published in The Seattle Times from Feb. 20 to Feb. 23, 2011
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