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Sarahanne "Sallie" Boylan

May 20, 2024
Lakewood Ranch, FL




Sarahanne "Sallie" Boylan's life was one of vibrancy, passion, and love, leaving an indelible mark on all who knew her. Her 6 holes in one attest to her skill and dedication to golf, but her greatest achievements lie in her roles as a devoted wife, nurturing mother, supportive sister, and adoring grandmother.

Preceded in death by her parents, Clara Carr and Charles Reeves, as well as her brothers, George and Dick Reeves, Sallie leaves behind a legacy of love and family. Her husband of 66 years, Jim; and her children Mike (Libby), Lori, Pat (Melina), and Jodi (Jeff) McConnell, and her cherished grandchildren Kathleen, Molly, Sarah, Jennifer, Eric, and Max, will continue to carry her memory forward with love and reverence.

Sallie's journey began with a degree from Western Michigan University, where she embarked on a fulfilling career in teaching, shaping the minds and hearts of countless students with her wisdom and compassion.

But beyond her professional accomplishments, Sallie was a woman of many passions and talents. She found joy in painting and singing, her voice soaring with the beauty of opera. Yet, it was her love for the outdoors that truly ignited her spirit. Whether she was on the golf course, tennis court, or pickleball court, or embracing the exhilaration of snowmobiling, skiing, or snowshoeing, Sallie found solace and delight in the natural world.

Her walks in the woods, accompanied by her loyal canine companions as they searched for Morel mushrooms, were moments of tranquility and connection with the earth she so deeply cherished.

Sallie's spirit lives on in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. A memorial service will be planned at a later time to reflect and celebrate a life well-lived, honoring the legacy of a remarkable woman whose love and light will continue to shine brightly in the hearts of all who knew her.