Sally Pugh
Sally PUGH Sally was born in Seattle, Washington on April 1, 1941. After an extensive battle with breast cancer, Sally passed away at her home in Redmond, Washington on September 24, 2006 with her son and daughter-in-law at her bedside. Sally spent her childhood in Wenatchee, Washington where she was later crowned 1959 Apple Blossom Princess. She attended Washington State University and was a member of Chi Omega sorority. She also attended Wenatchee Valley College where she met her future husband, Pat. Sally received her business training at Kinman Business School in Spokane before moving to Seattle to work at the 1962 World's Fair in the HR department. She went on to become an executive secretary with IBM. In 1963 Sally married Pat, her loving husband of 41 years. They resided in Redmond for the last 40 years where they raised their sons, Brandy and Graham. Sally and Pat relished following their boys' sports and school activities and both were avid Husky supporters. Sally will be remembered for her competitive spirit in bridge and board games; her creative and beautiful handmade greeting cards and her wonderful cooking skills which she generously shared with family and friends. She loved spending time in her garden. With the same courage and toughness Sally used to fight Brandy's leukemia she defied the ravages of Inflammatory Breast Cancer, (IBC) for the past six years. Sally was a nurturing mother, a loyal friend and the ultimate "people person," evidenced by her annual Christmas Eve open house attended by ages one through ninety. Preceded in death by her son, Brandy, husband, Pat and her parents, Rosanelle and Bob Walker, Sally is survived by her son, Graham, wife, Audra and granddaughter, Maari of Kirkland as well as her brother-in-law and sister-in law, Kip and Cynthia Klopp, niece, Kiki Klopp, nephew, K.C. Klopp, and many, many dear friends. Sally's family and friends wish to thank Dr. Carol VanHaelst and her wonderful staff for their loving care of Sally at Cascade Cancer Center. Remembrances may be made to: Cascade Cancer Center Foundation in the name of Sally Pugh or to Susan B. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation. A Memorial Service will be held on October 2, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Kirkland. Following the service there will be a Celebration of Love at her home in Redmond. WA. Arrangements are entrusted to Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family's online guestbook at www.flintofts.com.
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Published by The Seattle Times on Sep. 29, 2006.
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Graham,
For the last 16 years your family has welcomed us as neighbors. Sally and Pat were the best at bringing joy and good wishes to everyone on the cul-de-sac, and we will miss them both. Our thoughts are with you.
Peggy, Katie and Matthew
Peggy Ross
October 3, 2006
Dear Graham and family,

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I haven't seen you for a long time however, your whole family played a big part in my life growing up. I have so many fond memories of growing up in that culdesac.
I hope you and your family are comforted by knowing that your mom,dad and Brandy are together now and happy. Someday we will all join them. Until then, we will keep them close in our hearts.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Melissa Peterson
Melissa Peterson
October 1, 2006
Dear Graham and Audra,
After sharing our lives with your family for 39 years, I can't even begin to tell you the void that we feel with the loss of Brandy, Pat, and now Sally. We have shared lots of happy times, as well as way too many sad times with your family. I said good-bye to Sally before I left Redmond, but I had no idea it would be the last time I would see her. What a brave woman she was until the very end. Finding closure, for me, will be difficult because I'm not going to be there for the final good-bye. I will be thinking of her on Monday, and especially of you, Audra, and Maari. I always felt like we were relatives...in fact, we probably spent more time with you guys over the past 39 years than we did with almost anybody else. I know Sally's not lonesome because she has Brandy and Pat waiting for her. They'll be watching over you and I'm sure they are very proud of how well you have handled everything. Take care and when we get home, both Ken and I will want to help you in any way we can. I hope you and Audra can find the peace now that you truly deserve.
Sue Seno
September 29, 2006
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