Sally C. Pease

Honored by:Myron Samuels
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When Sally Pease first laid eyes on Iowa in 1987 she was amazed that there was so little distinction between towns and cornfields. From her perspective it appeared that the city limit just stopped and flat fields of corn went on and on forever. Iowa's landscape was somewhat different from the hills and forests of her home state of West Virginia. Sally was born and reared around Martinsburg and Shepardstown West Virginia and had never visited the midwest before her husband, Dean, interviewed and accepted the position of Chair in the department of Health and Human Performance.

She and Dean moved to Ames, Iowa in July 1987. Prior to coming to ISU Sally worked in the Dean of Students Office at Shepherd College in West Virginia. And after spending 15 years working with students proved to be a good fit with her Sally applied for and accepted the position of Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director of Iowa State Memorial Union. Gaining the opportunity to work with students on the college campus made the transistion from West Virginia to Iowa tremendously easier.

However in May of 1988 Dean was diagnosed with cancer and unfortunately Sally followed suit in October 1993. Having left a close-knit family which included both her son (Mark) and daughter (Robin) in West Virginia was one thing to deal with but sadly since 1988 it seemed that hers and Dean's lives became absorbed with cancer treatments to the exclusion of everything else. Although Dean did not survive his bout with cancer prior to his death he and Sally did manage to become generous and loyal supporters of the university.

Several areas of the university have benefited from their gifts including the Athletic Department the Memorial Union and the College of Education. The Ames community and Iowa State University have been richly blessed with Sally's involvement and kind and courteous contributions. Sally has been involved with a breakfast club of professional women a choir member at church member of Ames Golf and Country Club treasurer of her neighborhood homeowner's association Life Member of the Memorial Union Life Member of the ISU Alumni Association and member of the National Cyclone Club to mention a few. Sally can be described in many wonderful ways.

She is vivacious and kind, intelligent and resourceful generous and always pleasant. But most of all Sally is a friend to the Ames community Iowa State University and any individual with whom she comes in contact. Now above all Sally wants to be a grandmother and be closer to her family if not literally within a short notice. For more than ten years Ames, Iowa and Iowa State University and Sally Pease have shared a reciprocal relationship.

Sally says that living in Ames has had many wonderful moments with many loving and caring people. And based on the foundation that has been established Sally's involvement will be one of the most positive notes that can be historically recorded.

Thank you Sally for the spirit that influences your action for your heart that is full with love for others and for being a wonderful friend. All in all, thanks Sally for being you and remaining a positive model for anyone to admire emulate and/or appreciate. You are a terrific gift of life.