|Birth: ||Aug. 3, 1951|
|Death: ||Feb. 8, 2008|
SALLY ADAMS MacLEOD AULSON, age 56, passed away Friday, February 8, 2008 at her home in Italy, TX, following a courageous 5 year battle with ovarian cancer.
She was born on August 3, 1951 in Austin, TX to her father, James MacLeod and her mother, the late Barbara Barker. Sally, known as Sam to her friends, lived in a number of diverse places. During her early childhood in Indonesia, she learned the local language as well as English. After three years back in Poultney, Vermont, Sam moved to Portuguese Guinea where she lived until the African uprising against Portuguese rule occurred and her family left within 24 hours of the revolution in 1961. For the next three years Sam and her family lived in the Philippines where Sam befriended the daughter of president Diosdado Pangan Macapagal, and is believed to have had a hand in giving him his nickname "The Incorruptible". Sam spent the next few years in London where she attended Clairmont School, before moving to New Orleans, LA, to attend and graduate high school in Houston, TX. She graduated from Endicott College in Beverly Mass. and while there met and married Patrick J. Aulson in September, 1972.
Her interests included coaching her sons' OM and Destination Imagination teams, one of which she coached to win gold at the global competition. She was also active in scouting and volunteering at each of her son's schools. Other hobbies included letter boxing, reading, painting and cooking.
Sally is survived by her husband Patrick, son Keith and his wife, Kelly; son Jonathan and his wife, Sarah; and son Alexander. She is also survived by a sister and her husband, Susan MacLeod and Rod Bell; a brother Scott Barker; and her father, James MacLeod. Preceding her in death are her mother and step-father, Barbara and John Barker.
Visitation for Sally Aulson will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2008 with Funeral Services to follow at 4 p.m. at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home. Interment in Hillcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers please donate to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.
Dallas Morning News (TX), February 11, 2008
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