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Sally Ackley

Obituary of Sally Ackley

Sally Ann (Freudenberg) Ackley of Fraser passed away on September 29, 2012. She was born in Milwaukee, WI on February 27, 1933, the only child of Karl Freudenberg and Beatrice (Jones) Freudenberg. Sally was married to Eugene Ackley on September 9, 1955. She is survived by Eugene and their three children, Michael (Elizabeth), Karen Tredwell (James), and Jeffrey (Sara); six grandchildren, Sean (Susie), Elissa Grover (Brent), Erika O'Hern (Gabe), Christopher Tredwell, Christine, and David. Sally also had two great-grandchildren, Emma and Morrison O'Hern.

Sally graduated from Wauwatosa High School in 1951, and went on to attend the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where she met Gene. She graduated from UW in 1955 with a degree in home economics. Sally and Gene settled in Pewaukee, WI after college, where she was active in many community and church organizations, including Women's Club, Pewaukee Yacht Club Mainstays, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, American Field Service, and St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, serving as a member of the vestry and as treasurer for over 20 years.

In January 1986 Sally and Gene moved to Florence, AL as a result of a job change. Sally was again active in community and church activities in Florence. She was a member of P.E.O., a women's philanthropic organization, and was actively involved at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal church in Florence.

Sally and Gene began their dream retirement in Colorado in October 1993. They quickly made many close friends, and continued their commitment to community service. Sally became active in the Granby chapter of P.E.O., the library, Habitat for Humanity, a literacy project, Cozens Ranch Museum and St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church. Through church, she enjoyed work trips to an Indian reservation in Utah.

Sally and Gene loved to travel and were fortunate to travel to England, France, Africa, Norway, and Italy. They also greatly enjoyed time with family and friends and their home was always open to visitors.

A service to celebrate Sally's life will be held on Saturday,Oct. 6 at 3:00 p.m. at the Whispering Pines Chapel at Snow Mountain Ranch. The family invites you to join them for refreshments

after the service, hosted by P.E.O.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:

St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church

P.O. Box 954

Granby, CO 80446

P.E.O. Foundation Chapter IE Colorado Fund

P.O. Box 1673

Granby, CO 80446

National Sports Center for the Disabled

P.O. Box 1290

Winter Park, CO 80482

American Cancer Society

P.O. Box 22718

Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718

Leave a condolence for the family, share a story about Sally or add a photo to Sally's "Book of Memories" at www.grandcountymortuary.comMark H. Shearon, Funeral Director, Grand County Mortuary, is in charge of arrangements. 970-725-9010.

Service Details

Saturday, October 6th, 2012 3:00pm, Whispering Pines Chapel

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While a year has passed, our memories of good friends and wonderful community members have not faded - please know that the Ackleys, both Sally and Gene, touched our lives and our hearts. And remain in our thoughts. Kent and Jancie

Kent and Jancie Hughes Sep 22 2013 12:00 AM

While it is with great sadness that we said good-bye to Mom, we were comforted by the many friends who came to the service on Saturday. Mom and Dad had a wonderful life in the Fraser Valley and you all did so much to help them as Mom and Dad experienced declining health. I definitely know why it was so hard for them to make the decision to move! Thank you to all for your friendship and caring - I know that Dad will miss you all but I will try to get him back out to visit. With warm regards, Karen Ackley tredwell

Karen Tredwell Oct 8 2012 12:00 AM

Sally's gentle spirit and positive attitude will be missed by all of us. She was a wonderful lady. We are so blessed to have known her. Alan and Karen Sommerfeld

Alan and Karen Sommerfeld Oct 4 2012 12:00 AM

We will all miss Sally and her wonderful smile, laugh and friendship. She was such a brave lady through so many health complications - she earned the respect and love of all of her many, many friends, including the Hugheses.

Kent and Jancie Hughes Oct 4 2012 12:00 AM

I was so sorry to hear about the death of Sally. My prayers and thoughts are with the Ackley family.

James Cartwright Oct 3 2012 12:00 AM

I wish to send my condolences to the Ackley family for the great lose of Sally. She will be in my prayers. May god bless you all.

Carl Mauritz Oct 1 2012 12:00 AM