Sally Bogert Mandle
December 1926 – June 2021
Sally Bogert Mandle passed away with her family by her side in Santa Barbara, CA on June 21, 2021. Sally left a life of dedication to her two boys and their wives, Gary (Kathy) and Richard (Peggy), and to her grandchildren Aimee (Rich) and Terri (Scott), and Sally will miss the growing up of her great grandchildren Tatum, Landon, Kanon, Rocco and Gianna. Sally’s example of family devotion will be an inspiration for generations to come.
Sally also set a high standard for volunteering to the community in many ways. In high school she volunteered, with her sister to be a ‘plane spotter’ during WWII. She continued her volunteering at school with PTA, School Lunch Program, Elementary School Librarian, Mt. View El Camino Hospital Auxiliary volunteer and eventually a term as Auxiliary President, Police Department Volunteer, and any organization that needed help.
After moving to Santa Barbara, CA in 2000, Sally found many opportunities to volunteer and eventually lead organizations within the Retirement Community. Her days were filled with many tasks she enjoyed and helped support and grow. In later years, Sally could be found relaxing by playing Bridge, Mahjong, and shuffleboard with her resident friends and tending to her extensive apartment cactus garden. She also enjoyed helping with the tending of the community rose and cactus gardens, along with other resident volunteer gardeners. Later, Sally volunteered at the resident thrift store, and eventually becoming the elected Store Manager for a term.
If you gathered from Sally’s interests that she was a ‘doer’ you are right. Sally accepted most solicitations to help anytime. She will be remembered as an unusual, outgoing, congenial and capable resident who could always be counted on to help when help was needed. Her friendly, outgoing, manner was always the first thing you noticed. She will be sincerely missed. Besides her husband and immediate family, Sally is survived by her sister, Martha Jane (Petey) Semmens of Minnesota and Petey’s family.