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Just before sunrise on Saturday morning, July 16, 2011, Sally DePerro left her beloved Eastern Sierra.
Sally was born in Pomona, Calif. on Sept. 28, 1950. She was raised in southern California and married her high school sweetheart, John. Shortly after they married, John and Sally went on a wonderful tour of the United States to find the perfect place to live and raise their family. They eventually settled in Mono County where they lived for 34 years.
Sally was employed for many years at Mammoth Hospital. She was professional and efficient in her job and everyone who ventured into her warm and welcoming office became a friend.
Sally was an enthusiastic member of Calico Quilters Quilt guild and she donated many quilts for various local charities as well as making sure every friend having troubled times received a friendship or prayer quilt. In addition, she donated several quilts to the Quilts of Valor Program for soldiers returning from overseas. Sally was also involved in the Mammoth Sunrise Rotary, Mammoth Hospital Auxiliary, Mammoth Lakes Women’s Club and many other volunteer organizations.
Sally leaves behind her husband of 41 years, John DePerro; son, Dustin DePerro, and daughter, Chessalynn DePerro; father, Weldon Brubaker: mother, Lila Brubaker; sister, Ann Burt and her husband, Rick Burt: sister, Laurie Mejia and her husband, Jay Mejia: daughter-in-law, Sarah DePerro, and precious grandchildren, Sam and Sophie; sister-in-law, Paula Anders and her husband, Jon Anders: and many other relatives and friends.
Sally had a large heart, was much loved and will be sorely missed.
The family has requested no flowers but instead donations in her name can be sent to the Long Valley Fire Fighters Volunteer Association or the Mammoth Hospital Cancer Outreach Program.
A celebration of Sally’s life will take place at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 24 at the Crowley Lake Community Center located at 58 Pearson Rd., Crowley Lake. Potluck immediately following. Please bring side or salad to compliment main course.