Saturday, August 12th, 2017
Sara Studebaker peacefully crossed over on August 3rd, 2017. As she wished, she was at home with her husband, Jim Salamon, and their Westie "fur kids", Darby and Caleigh. After receiving a terminal liver cancer diagnosis with a three-month prognosis, Sara lived with great zeal for two more years, always looking forward to another trip, concert, or event.
Sara (proudly related to the famous Studebaker automobile maker) was born in Bethel Township, Ohio. She majored in Music Education at Morehead State University. She inspired students with her love of music throughout a 30-year teaching career. She taught at the Mendon-Union High School, St. Henry High School, and Sycamore Community School. She retired from teaching in 2008.
Sara and Jim enjoyed 31 years of marriage. They loved to travel, going to 37 states and 20 foreign countries. Their other shared interests included music, wine tasting, and owning and rescuing West Highland White Terriers.
As a musician, Sara was a gifted bassoon and piano player and created brilliant music arrangements. She performed with a woodwind quintet and trio, performing locally and regionally.
Sara's wish was to be cremated. Family and friends are invited to "A Celebration of Sara's Life," on Saturday, September 16th at 1:00 pm at Epiphany United Methodist Church, 6635 Loveland Miamiville Road, Loveland OH 45140. A reception follows.
In support of Sara's wishes and interests, donations in Sara's memory can be made to Westie Med (an organization helping rescued Westies with major health issues); www.westiemed.org/donate.