Sarah “Sally” Frances Branigan See, 73, died unexpectedly at her home in Kingwood on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. She was born on Aug. 5, 1946, a daughter of the late William & Alta Sines Branigan in Morgantown.
Sally graduated from University High School in 1964 and Morgantown Business College. She retired from West Virginia University as a secretary and administrative assistant having started in the Coal Research Bureau and finishing in the College of Engineering.
She married Larry E. See on April 11, 1970 and they shared 49 wonderful years together.
In addition to her parents, Sally was preceded in death by her brother, William Branigan; her sister, Margaret Lynch; and her sister-in-law, Dollie Branigan.
She is survived by her husband, Larry; her niece, Sandra Walters and husband, William, and their son, David, of Morgantown; and her niece, Kathryn Branigan, of North Carolina. On Larry’s side of the family, she is survived by her sister-in-law, Virginia Thompson and husband, Denzil, of Belington; four nieces, Mary Thompson, of Beverly, Karen Boone and husband, Ken, of Belington, Donna Auvil and husband, Clark, of Elkins, and Christine Weese and husband, Joe, of Junior; and many great nieces and nephews. Larry’s family never considered her to be an in-law nor did she.
Sally was a devoted Christian all her life. She was a good organist and a talented writer. She gave of herself freely, her talents, her time, her caring and her wallet, often with a mischievous bent. She was a good employee, a good daughter, a good friend, a good sister, a good aunt and a wonderful wife.
Cremation services have been provided by Hastings Funeral Home. Family and friends will be received at Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce St., Morgantown, from 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, until the time of the memorial service at 2 p.m. with Duane Salisbury, Evangelist, officiating.
Family requests no floral tributes. A contribution can be made in her memory to Wounded Warriors, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517, or Feed The Children, PO Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101, two charities she supported would be appropriate or, remembering her passion for animals, to an animal shelter.