With a heavy heart and profound sadness, we bid farewell to a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Sally was born on July 10th 1970 in McAllen, Texas. From an early age she showed a love for the outdoors and ranch life. She learned quickly how to ride horses and care for the many animals her father had on their property. Always courageous and tenacious, she would challenge herself to do things and take risks that most shy away from. At a young age she suffered a horse-riding accident that left her with scars on her body for the rest of her life. Despite that, she continued riding as long as her father owned horses, getting right back on the saddle the moment she was able!
When her father became a pastor, she found the love of singing and music to be a new passion. This love took her to great renown, at one point performing to a crowd of 20,000 people. She recorded an album of gospel music at the age of 13 and she traveled to many places with her father as he preached and she sang. She also loved to dance and would practice for hours in front of the mirror every day after school, later becoming the leader of the cheerleading squad. While in school, she found yet another love: beauty and cosmetology. She became a licensed cosmetologist at age 16. By the age of 18 she was a licensed instructor. When she graduated high school, she continued to work as an instructor at the same time that she attended college. At one point she had a job in the morning, college in the afternoon and a job at night. While she completed her degree, she was also breaking sales records for the company she worked for. She had boundless energy and desire to achieve her goals. It was during this time that she met the man that would be her companion, partner and husband for the rest of her life.
Sally and Axel moved to Houston after graduating college and were married in 2001. Sally worked for Ulta Cosmetics for 14 years rising to the role of regional recruiter, again breaking hiring records. They raised their wonderful son, Guillermo, who has continued to be an inspiration to them both. Sally continued to work while also earning her Master’s degree and in addition, taking on the additional project of helping her sister with her home health agency. In Houston, Sally began her own home health agency with the help of her sister. It was here that Sally devoted so much of her time and energy to help the elderly patients she served. During this time, Sally contracted an illness that took away much of her strength and vigor. Despite this, she would will herself through each day continuing to pursue her passions. She went to be with God on November 22nd, 2020.
Sally is survived by her husband Axel, her son Guillermo, her father Eduardo, her mother “Chuy”, her brother Eddie and sister Mari. Sally is an aunt to Sharon, Michelle, Jorge, Victor, Cristina, and Orlando.
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