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Sarah E. Dawe

August 30, 1931 - December 31, 2019

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Nancy Beima Myklebust

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September 10, 2020

I will always carry a bit of Aunt Sally in my heart. The twinkle in her eye when she smiled was special. As her niece, to me she seemed elegant, talented,flamboyant, happy and beautiful. At family gatherings she would look me in the eye and smile that beautiful smile. I felt loved and valued by her. I remember visiting "the cousins" in Portland one summer and Aunt Sally was practicing a piece on her violin... oh that violin music. I was enthralled. I remember she played it again and again perfecting every note. I thought she must be someone famous! At family reunions we would all sing. She and her sisters ( my Mom Jean, and Aunt Sidney) sang in perfect three part harmony. One summer evening sitting on the patio, Aunt Sally held me on her lap and helped me learn to harmonize. These are treasured memories and I loved her dearly.

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Debbie Murphy

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September 8, 2020

My Aunt Sally was our youngest aunt. She was only 17 when I was born, and she always seemed so cool to me! Whenever we traveled to Portland for summer vacations or holidays her household was bustling and full of fun times. She was such a talented violinist and our Mom (Sally's oldest sister Jean) was so proud of her. The photo above is exactly how I remember her - a big warm smile. And I can just hear her giggling laughter. I remember her with great fondness and love.

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Jon Beima

Posted on:
September 8, 2020

I remember family sing-along's whenever we got to visit with Sally and the family. Sally usually was the one pushing for us all to sing. I would usually have to play guitar or banjo and was always requested by Sally to lead the MTA song, and many others. I have very fond memories of those get-togethers. Sally always enthusiastically got us all singing. Rather sad to know that last of the three Dawe sisters is now gone. What a trio!

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Sue Dawe Behnke

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January 27, 2020

My dad used to speak of his cousin, Sally. I had the impression he thought she was a fun person. When I was growing up we visited Uncle Percy and Aunt Ruth a number of times in, I think it was, Cannon Beach. My dad was Bob Dawe, the son of Algernon,(Percy's brother). We lived in Eugene. I'm sorry to hear that Sally had poor health for a number of years and sorry that I didn't get to know her and her family. Your children must be my second cousins. We'll probably run into each other in some data bank. I live in Beaverton and one of my Dawe cousins lives nearby, so maybe we can get together with Nancy ( or any one of you visiting here) for lunch one day. Your mom was certainly gifted in music. Maybe that was part of why my dad was so impressed by her. Love from a distant cousin, Sue Behnke