Sally Chathams

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sarah "Sally" Chathams, 92, of Mountain Home, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, at her home.

A viewing, followed by her funeral service, were held Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel. Burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery.

Sally was born on May 23, 1916, in Wikalma, Ariz. She was married to her husband, Sheldon "Chick" Chathams, three times before she finally got her name on the marriage license to read Sarah instead of Sally.

Sally loved fishing, panning for gold, hunting and traveling with her husband during his Air Force career.

"Sally and her husband were excellent mentors for many young boys in Mountain Home," her family noted. "They called them Aunt Sally and Uncle Chick."

Sally is survived by: her brother, Anton Garcia of Fontana, Calif., and a sister, Lillian Johnson of Columbus, Ga.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sheldon, and her son, Dennis.