Sally Monsen Wilkinson

Date of Birth

March 23, 1920

Sally Monsen Wilkinson, (Sarah Leslie) born New York City March 23, 1920 to Sarah Gillingham and F Courtenay Monsen of Pasadena, CA. Her parents raised her in the Bohemian world of the Arroyo Craftsman Movement surrounded by artists and writers. She attended Scripps College, (’41), founded the Pasadena Alumnae and most recently chaired the 75th reunion. She designed clothing, worked in the movie industry, was active in Arists Assoc. and taught art at the Pasadena Art Museum. In 1939 she married Lupton Wilkinson Jr. They had 2 children, Lupton A. Wilkinson III and Sally Kristina Wilkinson (Foss) who survive. She moved to Montecito in 1953. Sally was the Ex. Director of the Santa Barbara Film Society which brought foreign film to SB and was the 1st woman theatre manager here. Active in Zonta Int’l. and the Advertising and Merch Club and PCS. In retirement she worked at Kayser’s Nutrition making many friends. Sally was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Dr. David C. G. Monsen. In addition to her children, survivors include 5 grandchildren, Gregory Wilkinson, Amy Foss Curtis (Nicky), John (Jamie) Foss, Robert (Elise) Foss, Laura Foss, 2 grt-grandchildren, Kevin and Anna Wilkinson, nephew Erik Monsin and extended family. Much gratitude to Hospice RNs Christine and Lorena, LVN Elisa and caregiver friends. A graveside service will be at Santa Barbara Cemetery 11am on 8/12/16 followed by Celebration of Life, All Saints by the Sea, Parish Hall. Donations may be made to Pearl Chase Society or the Cancer Foundation. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.


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