Sally Ann Lipson died March 7, 2011, in Juneau.
Sally was born May 9, 1934, in Syracuse, N.Y., and earned her licensed practical nurse certification from Madison Area Technical College in Fort Atkinson, Wis.
She worked as a licensed practical nurse and as the owner of Southeast Mobility Center. Sally was also a Girl Scout leader for 10 years, working with girls from Brownies through Seniors, a member of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, a MS patient support service person for more than 10 years and an active member of Northern Light United Church. She was recognized as the Alaskan MS Mother of the Year in 1982 and won the national MS Hope Award for outstanding service in 1988. Her family wrote “Sally fell in love with the mountains and wildlife of Southeast Alaska but really fell in love with the people.”
Sally was preceded in death by her husband Elliot I. Lipson, mother, A. Christine Husson and father Marius Pederson. She is survived by her sons Mark Lipson and Dane Lipson, daughter Karen Lipson and granddaughter Olga Lipson.
A Celebration of Sally’s Life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on March 26 at Northern Light United Church. Her family asks attendees to bring stories and memories to share.
Memorials may be given to the National MS Society-Greater Northwest Chapter, 192 Nickerson Street, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98109 or Larry Bussone, Planned Giving Coordinator, c/o Catholic Community Service, Hospice and Home Care of Juneau 419 Sixth Street; Juneau, AK 99801.