Sara Rosalyn Lavender, age 31, of Lancing was suddenly taken from this life on September 2, 2021. Sara lived life fully, and never met a stranger. She always had a smile for everyone and saw good in all those she met. Sara had a kind and generous heart and shared all she had with others. Sara could often be found trekking in the woods and stomping through the creeks of Morgan County. She loved reptiles and bugs and was fearless. It was in the beauty of nature that Sara found strength and peace.
Over the past year Sara overcame some very difficult challenges and became a source of strength and inspiration for others. She would want them to remain steadfast and strong, and not lose heart. ‘There are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys’, but life is a beautiful and worthwhile journey.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents Lucien and Flore Beaubien of Wartburg, and Dale Lavender of Deer Lodge, and cousins Matthew Lester and Dustin Lavender.
She is survived by parents Denise and Lonnie Howard of Lancing, and Dallas Lavender and Stephanie Williams of Deer Lodge, Grandmother Rosalyn Lavender of Deer Lodge, Brother Steven Hensley of Deer Lodge, sister Amanda Lavender of Alabama
Aunts and Uncles: Marc (Peggy) Beaubien of Oneida, Michael (Connie) Beaubien of Lancing, Daniel (Yvonne) Beaubien of Wartburg, David Beaubien of Wartburg, Dale Lavender of Deer Lodge, Doug (Tina) Lavender of Deer Lodge, Debbie (Walt) Pittman of Georgia, and Dana (Athena) Lavender of South Carolina
Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Sara loved working at the Beer Barn with special, longtime friends Brian and Brandon Lester. She counted many as friends among the patrons at the Beer Barn and at her second job at Q-Dogs. Other special friends include Waylon Niner, Scotty Kennedy, and Brandon (Jamie) Hembree, and her cats Hocus Pocus and Sammie.
The family will receive friends on Monday, September 6, 2021, from 10am-12pm Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Graveside services will be 12pm at Morgan Memorial Gardens with Father Mike Swinney officiating.
Schubert Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Sara Lavender.