Sara J. Farris
Sara J. Farris
  • November 17, 1939 - July 8, 2017
  • Palm Harbor, Florida

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Sara J. Farris (Sally) passed peacefully on July 8, 2017 at the age of 77. Sally is survived by her daughters, Jennifer (Dave) Young and Holly (Richard) Polich; her grandson Ben; her brother Bill (Cheryl) Daken; her sister-in-laws Chris (Greg) Kipp, Pam Pariani and Janet (Donnan) Farris; her nephew Jay (Dennis) Kipp and niece Melana (Amy) Kipp; great niece Addison; extended family Lili, Kali and Khloe and several loving and longtime friends. She is preceded in death by her parents Paul and Jane Daken.

Sally was born on November 17, 1939 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Paul and Jane Daken. She graduated from Withrow High School in 1957. She moved to New York City as a young woman to begin her career in travel but on a whim moved to Hawaii where she met the love of her life, Clay W. Farris (deceased). Sally enjoyed a long career in the travel industry that allowed her to visit many countries around the world. Everywhere she went, she enjoyed the local culture and food. She shared her love of travel with her daughters who were lucky to be able to travel with her throughout their childhood and continue that love into their adulthood. She especially loved time with friends and family that would often include a nice glass of wine or a margarita with extra salt.

In retirement, Sally enjoyed volunteering at the Mease Countryside Hospital Gift Shop and at the St. Petersburg Clearwater Airport. She was a member of the Welcome Newcomers Club.

Sally was known for her smile and friendliness. She made friendships that lasted a lifetime. She was a loving and fun mom who set an example of strength. She was a beloved sister who treasured her brother and their time together. Sally was also a dearly devoted daughter to her parents until their passing. She had a deep love of the northwest and her ashes will be scattered in the mountains by her loving family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Human Rights Campaign in her memory by clicking here