Sara Slaton Webb
March 01, 1936 - April 13, 2017
Sally was born March 1, 1936 to Frances Sue McGill and Fred David Slaton in Dallas, Texas. She slipped away peacefully on April 13, 2017. We lost an amazing woman. Sally attended Highland Park High School where she was a cheerleader in 53-54. She attended University of Texas where she pledged Kappa Alpha Theta and was a member of the Orange Jackets honorary society. Sally never quit learning. She studied Art History at St. Thomas and was in the Junior League of Houston teaching CPR. Sally loved to decorate and started an Interior Design firm.
Later she went back to school at University of Houston and graduated Cum Laude with a Radio Television and Film degree on the same day as her daughter, Karen in 1979. Sally used her degree as an on screen personality on her Daily Interview show in the Med Center while at UT Health Science Center. Interested in chronicling people’s lives, she started her own company, Envision it, specializing in video biographies in 1987. In 1989 she began to be involved in Outplacement of displaced workers. In Houston, she was a member of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church and River Oaks Country Club. Sally had many hobbies including photography, sailing, skiing, doll houses and pottery. Her volunteer pursuits included a long term commitment to the University of Texas Psychology Visiting committee, State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee, The Chinquapin School, Gulf Coast Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation and Oratorio Society.
Sally’s heart was always out in the country so when she retired she moved to her beloved farm, Blytheview outside of Brenham with her Life Partner, Jerry Lester. Once she settled into her new life at Blytheview, she became an active member of the Republican Club and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. You could always find her in the kitchen of St. Peter’s every fall making peanut brittle for the Christmas fund raising project.
She leaves behind her life partner, Dr. Jerry W. Lester, her children, Karen Paulson and husband Rich Paulson, Janice Webb Lavin and husband, Buddy Lavin, Clark Webb, grandchildren Kim Katopodis, Eric Paulson and wife, Rachael, and Lisa Slaton Paulson. She was also blessed with great grandchildren Anders and Evelyn Paulson, and Luke Slaton Williamson. She leaves behind a sister, Fredna Sue Alter, of Dallas, who sustained her through many of life's travails and was always a joy in her life. Also surviving Sally are numerous nieces and nephews and her cousin Bill McGill and step grandchildren Marguerite, Morgan and Evan Lavin. Sara was preceded in death by her father, Fred David Slaton, her mother, Frances Sue McGill Slaton McClung, her Step-father Dan McClung, her half-brother William T. Slaton, and her nephew David Luce.
Services at St. Peter’s in Brenham, 2310 Airline Drive, on May 12th at noon.
For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the The University of Texas Health Science Center – Houston, Department of Rheumatology, 6431 Fannin, MSB 5.270, Houston, Texas 77030 or The University of Texas At Austin, Department of Psychology, Seay Building, SEA4.208, 108 E. Dean Keeton Stop A8000, Austin, Texas 78712-1043, American Red Cross online, St. Peter’s Endowment Fund, P. O. Box 937, Brenham, Texas 77834 or the charity of your choice.