Sally Susan Davis, 72, of Stillwater, passed away after a courageous two year battle with cancer on Thursday, June 16.
Sally loved and supported her family with devotion and endless energy. She greatly appreciated living close to her children and grandchildren. Days spent with her were always special, including her popular “Camp Grandma” time each summer spent full of field trips and activities for the grandkids. She was also a wonderful friend, available with a listening ear and ready for a cup of coffee and a piece of pie anytime.
Teaching was Sally’s passion. She loved her 27 years teaching 3rd graders at Lily Lake Elementary School in Stillwater. She made sure each child learned in a method that worked best for them, and she transformed her classroom into creative and beautiful learning environments to highlight each subject area. She spent countless hours at home grading students’ work and writing heartfelt comments to the students and their parents. Her dedication to teaching was inspiring to all.
Sally loved an adventure. She cherished trips to Chicago, Montana, all over the East Coast, Las Vegas, Kansas, South Dakota, California, Florida, and Mexico, as well as amazing cruises in Europe, the Caribbean, and Alaska. She was always ready to see new places and meet new people. Had cancer not cut her time short, she was planning a family trip to Hawaii that we still hope to take, bringing her spirit and memory with us.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Matthew and Sophie.
Sally will be deeply missed by her children, Jennifer (Lucas) May, Greg (Renee) Davis, and Amanda (Chris) Sackett; grandchildren, Emily, Jonah, Logan, Peyton, Madison, and Katie; brothers, Jim (Linnea) Janik and Ron Janik; nieces; and other family and friends.
Sally will be missed terribly by all who loved her.
Evening visitation will be Thursday, June 23 from 4-7pm with memory sharing at 6:30pm at Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center, 2800 Curve Crest Blvd, Stillwater. Memorial Mass will be Friday, June 24 at 11am with visitation one hour prior at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 611-3rd St. S, Stillwater. Luncheon will be served after the funeral Mass.