Born August 8, 1914 - Cape Breton Island, Canada
Died in Tempe, AZ - August 14, 2005
Married Francis Loren Kelley on December 30, 1933
Sarah was the oldest girl in a family of ten children and left Canada in the summer of 1933 to visit her aunts, in Boston. There, she met
Frank Kelley, and they were married within three months.
Although this was at the height of the Great Depression, they knew how to save money, and after renting several homes they bought
their first house in 1941, in Arlington, Massachusetts.
"Sally," as she was known, had a happy life as a wife and mother. They had only one daughter, Lorraine, born December 3, 1934, and
the family of three was a happy one. Sally would return each summer to Canada to visit her parents, and when three grandsons entered
her life she was ecstatic. Her grandsons have marvelous memories of her playing ball, sledding and baking with them, and of sleeping
over when they were in town.
She was devastated to lose her husband.
Eventually, she moved to Arizona to be near her daughter and family. Being a great grandmother was a joyful time for her, and at least
one great grandson remembers how every time she would visit she would have cookies or toys.
As a young teenager, Frank left school to help support his mother and his five half-siblings.
At the time he met Sally, he was working for Sunshine Biscuits, where he remained until 1950. The family then moved to Cape Breton
Island with the thought of taking up permanent residence there, but positions were hard to find and they finally returned to Arlington,
Massachusetts after only half a year. He resumed working at Sunshine Biscuits, retiring at an early age and returning to Canada.
He loved driving, and the long trip to visit his daughter, son-in-law and three grandsons in Texas was a treat for him. He was of the
belief that his daughter gave him new places to visit, and the trips were an adventure for both his wife and him. He taught his grandsons
how to play poker and cribbage and would play lots of board games with them.
His hobby was fixing things, wallpapering, painting, and taking care of things around the house. He was an upbeat, smart man, and his
family meant everything to him.