Sara (Sally) Gibson Seagrave, 85 years old, passed away at Island Hospital in Anacortes, Wash. on Sept. 1, 2011, from cardiac failure.
She was born and raised on Orcas Island, where she helped with the family business, North Beach Inn. On graduation from high school she received a full scholarship to Radcliffe College, where she majored in Anthropology.
After marrying John D. Seagrave, she moved with him to Los Alamos, New Mexico. There, she applied her training to learning about the local pueblo cultures, where she made many friends. She acquired an impressive collection of Native American pottery, jewelry, and blankets. In 2001, she returned to the Pacific Northwest.
She is survived by John D. Seagrave; their daughter JeanClare Seagrave and her husband Bill Rahe; their son, Charles G. Seagrave, his wife Janis, and their daughter Elizabeth; her sister Mary Gibson Hatten; her brother Gordon E. Gibson, his wife Gladys and their sons Roger and Craig Gibson, Craig’s wife Heather, and their three sons, Royce, Riley, and Keegan.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to your local mental health organization. Service arrangements are pending and will be private.
Submitted by Sally Seagrave’s family.