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Sarah Boone

October 1, 1933 — July 24, 2017

Born Sarah Elizabeth "Sally" Towler, October 1, 1933, in Dayton, Texas, to Susan Elizabeth McWhorter and David Duval Towler, she was the ninth of eleven children. She died peacefully at her home in Bastrop, Texas, surrounded by family, July 24, 2017.

She was baptized as a teen, along with her sister, Bonnie, at the Baptist Church in Crosby, Texas. Football Queen and twirler in high school, she graduated from Crosby High School in 1952. Sally was working as a switchboard operator when she met Daniel Richard "Dan" Boone Jr. They married shortly thereafter on November 10, 1952. They lived in Killeen, Beaumont, Dayton, Richmond, Pearsall, and Victoria before settling permanently in Bastrop.

Sally read the Bible every day. With lots of prayer and the help of God, Sally and Dan raised four strong boys. The boys are now fine men who have raised their own children to love the Lord. Her boys surrounded her in her final days with a peaceful confidence in her eternal destination.
Sally welcomed and cherished each addition to her family, from her first daughter-in-law to her eleventh great-grandchild, as her own. On March 5, 1977, the first two of her eight grandchildren were born. From that day on, Sally was known as "Granny."

The most precious gift Sally passed to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren was the example she set. She was kind, sweet, loving, beautiful, but most of all, forgiving. She got her greatest joy in giving to her grandchildren some of the things she did not have as a child.

Sally was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, David Duval "D. D." Towler; three sisters, Verda James, Dorothy Patterson, Jewel Poe; and one great-granddaughter, Atlee Grace Boone.

She is survived by her husband, and four sons: Daniel Richard "Rusty" Boone III and wife, Renea, of Spring; Edward Allen "Buzzy" Boone and wife, Lucia, of Amarillo; Randall Lee "Randy" Boone and wife, Beth, of Asherton; Joel Roger Boone and wife, Liza, of San Marcos.

Sally is also survived by eight grandchildren: Daniel Richard Boone IV and wife, Shelley, of Canyon Lake; Joe Nathan Boone and wife, Lauren, of Spring Branch; Jake Allen Boone and wife, Angie, of Phoenix, AZ; Diane Nicole Lewis and husband, Jonathan, of Clovis, NM; Melanie Renae Boone of Washington, DC; Lance Roger Boone of San Marcos; Colin Joel Boone of San Marcos; and Jamie Danielle Boone of Belton.

She is survived by ten great-grandchildren: Olivia Brooke Boone, McKenna Nicole Boone, Gabriel Allen Boone, Braden Daniel Boone, Clara Grace Boone, Ryland Joe Boone, Asher Daniel Boone, Kynlee Faith Boone, Juliette Elaine Boone, and Raeleigh Lacey Boone.

Sally is survived by four sisters and two brothers: Hazel Morris, Virginia Waldrop, Margie Smith, and Bonnie Morris, Howard Towler, and Marvin Ray Towler.

Visitation was 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be 2:00pm Friday, July 28, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Bastrop with burial following at Fairview Cemetery.

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