Thursday, January 24, 2019 ~ 10:00 a.m.
First Christian Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment at Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Marcy Chapel ~ Ashland, Nebraska
In care of the family for future designation
Sally A. (Snow) Straw, 83 of Ashland, NE passed away Friday, January 18, 2019 at the Gretna Community Living Center in Gretna, NE. She was born April 17, 1935 in Auburn, NE. Sally was the 8th child of 12 children born to Howard and Mary (Woods) Snow. Eight of their children lived to adulthood. Sally grew up with her four sisters and three brothers in humble surroundings. She attended school in Auburn but was unable to finish due to an illness during her teenage years.
Sally married David Straw, also of Auburn, on February 15, 1964. The newlyweds lived in Auburn where Sally and David were blessed with the first of their two daughters, Mary. Later they moved to Omaha for David’s job and were blessed with their second daughter, Beverly. In 1971 they moved to Ashland, where they raised their daughters and made their home.
Sally worked earnestly in her home striving for a Christian environment to raise her children. She was active at the First Christian Church as a Sunday School teacher and volunteered in many other aspects of her church. After her youngest graduated high school, Sally worked at the city library.
Sally enjoyed traveling and was able to visit Europe twice, many areas on the East coast and parts of the Southwest. She lived in Sierra Vista, AZ for about six months during the winter of 2008-2009; however Nebraska was always her home and she returned to Ashland in the spring of 2009.
Sally is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Harley Fass of Ashland, Beverly and Charles Roettger of Sierra Vista, AZ; granddaughter, Kellie (Joseph) Morin; grandsons, Hunter Roettger, Cameron Fass; great-grandson, Michael Morin; great-granddaughter, Melody Morin; siblings W. Harold Snow, Lois (Ronald) Janicke, Bill Snow and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Straw; parents; six sisters and two brothers.