Private graveside services for Sally Fitzpatrick Postma, 87, Lawrence, KS, will be held at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, KS. She died on Monday, June 25, 2012 at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.
Sally was born on November 21, 1924 in Lawrence, KS the daughter of Russell Michael and Charline Smith Fitzpatrick.
She was a homemaker. Earlier in her life, she was an elementary school teacher. She had taught one year in Syracuse, KS and later at Cordley Elementary School in Lawrence.
She was a graduate of Kansas University and was a member of the Pi Beta Phi Social Sorority.
She married James L. Postma on December 27, 1954 in Lawrence, KS. He preceded her in death April 18, 1998.
Survivors include one daughter, Rosalea Carttar, and husband, Peter, Lawrence, KS; two granddaughters, Sally Carttar and Maggie Carttar, a grandson, Teddy Carttar and friend Don Schaake, of Lawrence.
An informal memorial gathering will be held at the family home in Lawrence from 7-9 p.m. Friday, June 29th.
The family suggests memorials in her name to the Lawrence Schools Foundation for the benefit of elementary teachers, and to the Feed the Hungry Organization in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
There is a theory in education that indicaates one’s first grade teacher is of utmost importance in setting a student’s attitude in learning–about subject matter in particular and the world in general. I was fortunate to have Sally Fitzpatrick as my first grade teacher and have come to cherish her influence on my educational and personal life.
Dear Rosalea, Peter, Sally, Maggie and Teddy,
So sorry for your loss. We are thinking and praying for you during this time and hope that memories will give you peace and comfort.
We are so very sorry to learn of the loss of your Mother and know that the wonderful memories you have being together will always bring smiles and warm feelings. Sally and Jim were long time members of the Wichita Postcard Club and were enthusiastic about attending our annual fall postcard show. We too have fond memories of being together and visiting about state and local history as well as new postcard acquisitions. Hal & Luke Ottaway
so sorry to hear bout sally
she was a sweet lady i care for her when she was at brandwoods
she and i loved dr pepper everytime i went to the icebox to get an soda i see the dr pepper and think of her
ill sure will miss her smile
god bless robyn h