Sara 'Sally' Mowbray

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Newport - Sara Anne Mowbray, 89, died unexpectedly February 26, 2019 at her residence. She was born August 12, 1929 in Fall River, MA, a daughter of Elmer and Marion (Roos) Mapes. Sally earned a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Bridgewater College.
Sally enjoyed flowers and gardening. She was a member (past president) of the Sebasticook Valley Garden Club, the Garden Club Federation of Maine and the National Garden Club. She was a national master judge and was a Master Japanese Ikebana Floral Designer.
She is survived by 2 daughters, Elizabeth and husband Jerome Howell of Auburn, and Caroline Mowbray and partner Arnold Dennison of Windham; a sister, Marta Bent of Falmouth; 2 grandchildren, Sara and Margaret. Sally was predeceased by her husband Jim.
At her request there will be no services at this time. A celebration of life will be held in the spring. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to the Sebasticook Valley Garden Club, c/o Ann Hardwick, 14 High Street, Newport, ME 04953. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
Published on February 28, 2019
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Sandra Leonard
Mar 02, 2019
We have missed Sally in recent years at the Judges Council. She was a wonderful flower designer and a tireless worker on our flower shows. My deepest condolences to all her family. She was a lovely, gentle lady and a joy to know.
Carol & Vinal Smith
Mar 02, 2019
We are so sad to hear of Sally's passing. She was one of the ladies that urged me to I became an NGC Flower Show Judge. I really loved her two expressions during flower shows - "You can dot it!" and,,,."less is more" which I still use today when creating a design! Our condolences to her family. I would love to attend any memorial you plan to have.