|Birth: ||Apr. 3, 1980|
|Death: ||Sep. 2, 2002|
Salt Lake County
Salt Lake Tribune, The (UT) - September 5, 2002
Deceased Name: Sarah Ann Birkinshaw
Sarah Ann Birkinshaw , a lifelong sufferer of Wolfram Syndrome, has the unique ability to lift people.
She was recognized as the "Most Inspirational" volunteer at a Jordan Valley School where she assisted in the care of severely handicapped children.
She is also a recipient of the "Young Womanhood" award. She was a popular public inspirational speaker to youth and professional groups in the area. She was a member of the Acapella Choir. She was selected by her peers as the recipient of the "Crest Award", presented annually by the Senior class to their classmate whom they find most outstanding. There are many who cherish the afghan blanket made especially for them by Sarah with her constantly busy hands. She was also selected to speak at the graduation ceremonies of her Senior class at Murray High wherein she was greeted by a standing ovation both prior to and following her remarks. Blessed with many friends her days following graduation are filled with visits, cards and letters. Her severe complications with blindness, and other physical ailments only served as a lever to bless and strengthen others. She bore her burdens with grace and courage.
She was born on April 3, 1980 in Idaho Falls, Idaho and died on September 2, 2002 at 1:46 p.m. at her home in Murray, Utah.
She is survived by her grandparents, Clyde and Louise Larsen, Murray, parents, Robert and Lonnie Birkinshaw , her sisters Jennie Towery (Jason), Park City, Rebecca Allen (Robert), Logan, Julia, Cedar City, her brothers: Bradley, Daniel and Andrew. She also has many aunts, uncles and cousins who have been an important part of her life.
A viewing will be held in her honor at the Jenkins Soffe Mortuary on 4760 South State Street in Murray from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 5th. An additional viewing will be held at 10:00 a.m. followed by the funeral at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 6, 2002. The funeral will be held at 932 West Greenoaks Drive, Murray, Utah. Interment will be in the Elysian Gardens Cemetery.
Salt Lake Tribune, The (UT)
Date: September 5, 2002
Living At Last
Note: Burial: Sep. 6, 2002
Elysian Burial Gardens
Salt Lake County
Created by: Robert Steven Ramsey
Record added: Apr 10, 2011
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