Sally M. Curran passed away unexpectedly on August 6, 2019. Left to celebrate all the wonderful memories are her adoring daughter, Margi, son-in-law, Tom and two grandsons she had recently reconnected with, Daniel and Michael. Brenda Laufer is also a treasured family friend. Those waiting to greet Mom in heaven include her husband, George; son, Ross; mother, Mimi; brother, Reilly, and many other family members and friends.
Mom was born in Sheridan, Wyoming and she was sassy, tough-as-they-come, and intensely private. Mom devoted herself to her family and she loved going to the casino with Dad. When Dad passed on, Margi and Tom would take her to Casino Arizona and she was one of the luckiest people to ever touch a quarter poker machine! Every Sunday Mom and Margi would head to one of the malls (Scottsdale Fashion Square, Chandler Mall were favorites) and would enjoy brunch, a Manhattan cocktail, and graduate-level shopping! Mom was an incredibly strong, funny, sarcastic (loved that!) woman and had many friends at the Legacy Retirement Residence, her home since 2012.
In the last few years mom survived throat cancer and other ailments. A thank you for the last three great years must be extended to Dr. Robert Laufer, Dr. Andy Collins, Dr. Loreto Sulit, and Dr. Mark Ono. They treated Mom with kindness, respect, and truly gave us the greatest gift of all – quality time together. Thanks also to the nurses and staff at Banner Baywood who gave Mom gentle care and supported us through those final hours. No services are planned per Mom’s wishes. As Mom often said, “we will all be together again or it wouldn’t be heaven. It’s not good-bye, just see ya’ later alligator.” Mama, love you to the moon and back; wait for us in the lobby of heaven.