Sally M. Curran

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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.

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  • She will be missed. So many memories of that smile. So fortunate to have been a part of her life. Hope she is having a grand reunion with all in heaven.

  • You mom was one of a kind Margi!!!! She was everything you said…strong, funny, sarcastic….a tiny little powerhouse with big feet!!! An incredible woman who raised an equally incredible daughter!!! She will be with you always! Ellen

  • I never got to meet your mom but I’m sure I have an idea of what a wonderful person she was in this lifetime. I’m sending my thoughts and healing prayers.

  • I am so so sorry to hear about your mom. I know how hard it is to lose a mother no matter how old you are. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Margi; I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I hope the memories of her give you comfort. God Bless you and healing prayer for you.

  • Margi– I am so sorry to hear about your mother. One thing I know for sure about losing a mother, her memories make me cry, but her spirit makes me smile.

  • Margi, I am so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. I believe as your mother did as well and she will always be happy to keep watch over you. My sincere condolences go to you.

  • What a beautiful tribute to a woman that so clearly gave you your sense of humor and joy for life. Now it’s time to look for all the signs that your Mom and Dad are watching over you from heaven, reminding you to laugh, crack a sarcastic joke, and to keep your heart filled with the love they gave to you. They will be all around you, and I just know they will be bursting with pride at every turn!

  • Margi,
    I never knew your Mom but after reading the posted comments I can see much of her in you. So very sorry for your loss
    God Bless you and your family

  • Always had a smile on her face… such a beautiful soul.
    She’s still with you forever and always.
    Apart at distance, never at heart.

  • I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting her, my condolences on your loss. May she rest peacefully in heaven with the rest of your family and friends. You will surely meet her in the lobby of heaven. God bless you and your family.

  • Margie, how wonderful to have had such a vibrant mother! I never knew her but felt like I did from knowing you. Your tribute was just a wonderful expression of who your mom was and what she meant to you. Hopefully, soon the tears of loss can be replaced with tears of joy and laughter as you remember spent together. God bless you, my dear friend.

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