Mae Alice “Sammy” Lynaugh
Mae Alice “Sammy” Lynaugh, lover of animals, advocate for children with disabilities, passionate fan of Tony Bennet and friend to legions, passed away on May 6, 2017, at the age of 91. She was fiercely independent and private, yet always generous and thoughtful. Sammy was both old-fashioned and progressively “hip.” She was her own person and supremely happy being just that.
Sammy’s presence in the lives of so many in this community will be greatly missed. Sammy was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. She came to Santa Barbara to stage-manage shows at the Lobero Theater. She served as a Speech and Language Pathologist in local schools for many years. It is certain that Sammy is somewhere managing a show and making sure everyone enunciates correctly.
Sammy was buried in Webster, Massachusetts with her parents. Donations in Sammy’s memory may be made to the Dog Adoption and Welfare Group (DAWG).