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Sarah "Sallie" Baatz Boothroyd

Sarah "Sallie" Baatz Boothroyd
  • February 3, 1938 - August 28, 2021
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“Sallie was one of the sweetest people in the world. Her smile and laugh are among my greatest memories from New Castle PA. Condolences to both...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Jacob Shook

“I'm sorry for your loss. I was a friend of Mike's and my dad was a fellow Square D'er . I'm keeping your family in my prayers. Much love to you. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Amy Pike - ASHEVILLE, NC

“Oh, Sally, we had so much fun and so many laughs with you and Ed on our bruch dates. You are definitely a one of a kind sweetheart. You will be...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Sue & Jim Reynolds - Jackson, WI

“Oh how dearly you will be missed Mrs. B! You filled our lives with so much love and laughter and touched the lives of so many people. To Mr....Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Melissa Walker Steiger

“We're so sorry to hear about your motherShe is in peace ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Tom and Lois Pollock - Albemarle, NC

“So sorry to learn of the loss of your dear Sally. I remember all fun times on Inglewood Rd back in the seventies when the kids were growing up....Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Fran Killian - Asheville, NC

“Hi Sweet Mom,I hope you're getting into a lot of fun trouble where you are. Thanks for being the best Mom in the universe. I miss you so very much....Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Emily Boothroyd

“We have thought of you & Sallie many times since our days at Square D. Sorry for your loss. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Phil & Patsy Rymer - Asheville, NC

“Hi Mom - I miss you and hope you and Ms Huth are enjoying some chardonnay and shopping at Chico's. 123 Bintz ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Barbara McClendon - Charleston, SC

“I am sorry to hear of Mrs. Boothroyd's passing. My brother Charles and Mike were Asheville school friends and beyond. I met Mrs. Boothroyd through...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Sarah Hudson - Hendersonville, NC

“A life fully lived that made all our lives fuller. I'm so fortunate that this wonderful lady was my Mother-in-Law. She was such a strong, positive,...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Brent McClendon - Charleston, SC


Sarah (Sallie) Baatz Boothroyd of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina passed away peacefully at Roper Hospice Cottage on August 28, at the age of 83, surrounded by her loving family.

Sallie was born February 3, 1938 in Massillon, OH to Margaret Winters and Christian Mark Baatz. She was one of six children.

Sallie attended Edinboro State Teachers College in Pennsylvania where she obtained a B.A. in art education. She taught art at St. Eugene's Catholic School, Asheville, North Carolina and was an active community volunteer, making a difference supporting the Boys Scouts, Girl Scouts, and through her work as a braille transcriber.

Sallie met her husband in 1958 during summer school at Penn State University and it was love at first sight. They were married in 1961 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Sharon, Pennsylvania. Sallie was a devoted wife and mother of four, and is remembered for her kind nature and joyful spirit, love of puzzles, making people laugh, and her ability to beat everyone at cards. Sallie had a rare gift of turning strangers into friends and left a lasting impact on so many.

Sallie is survived by her husband of 60 years, Edwin Boothroyd, her two daughters, Barbara McClendon (Brent) of Charleston, Emily Boothroyd (Wolfgang) of Aalen, Germany, two granddaughters, Erin McClendon of Charleston and Sarah Grimm of Aalen, Germany, and three sisters, Margaret Parker of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Rita Hannigan of Westfield, Massachusetts, and Barbara Davies of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. She leaves behind many close and long-time friends in Asheville, North Carolina, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, and Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Sallie is predeceased by her two sons, Michael Boothroyd and Christopher Boothroyd, and brother Tommy Baatz, and sister Patty Vandergrift.

A memorial service to celebrate her life is pending. The Rite of Committal will take place in Lewis Memorial Park, Asheville, North Carolina, in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains.

In lieu of flowers, please smile and say hello to a stranger, do something nice for a neighbor, and make someone laugh today. You may also consider a memorial contribution to the charity of your choice.