Deckard, Sally W.

August 17, 1930 - July 25, 2014

Sally Wadene Connell Deckard was born on August 17, 1930 to the late Wade P. and Gladys S. Connell of Boulder, Colorado. She passed away at her home on July 25, 2014 at the age of 83 years, 11 months and 8 days.  Sally loved to travel and play bunko, but was truly an artist at heart.  She enjoyed creating all kinds of art from oil paintings and water colors to sketches and sculptures. She was a member of Churchill Way Presbyterian Church.  Sally was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Colleen Miller.

She is survived by her loving husband of over 63 years, Jerry E. Deckard of Dallas; sons, Harry W. Deckard of Austin, Texas and Larry A. Deckard and his wife, Carol of Edwards, Colorado; daughter, Karen D.  Simpson of Carrollton, Texas; 6 grandsons, Jonathan Simpson and wife, Kate, Kevin Deckard, Ryan Simpson, Jeffrey Deckard, Bradley Simpson, and Cole Simpson; one great grandson, Hunter Simpson; She is also survived by her nieces, Sally Webb, Susan Smith, and Wendy Miller.

The family will receive friends during visitation from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M., on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at ARIA Memorial Chapel.  She will be laid to rest at 12:30 P.M. on Wednesday, July 30 at Dallas Ft Worth National Cemetery in Dallas.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

9 replies on “Deckard, Sally W.”

Joyce Carter says:

So sorry to hear of Sally’s passing. Will always remember and treasure my time with her at bunco and going out to dinner. She was a grand lady in every sense. I will miss her. Prayers and love to all of you.

Mary Lou Oldfield says:

‘Know that family is in my thoughts and prayers. Sally was a friend through Book Club Association. What a lovely lady with a sweet smile. She will be missed.

Cindy Cunningham Stinson says:

I was so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I remember many great times at your home as a child and she was so kind. I know you will miss her. Prayers for your family, love, Cindy

Barbara and Larry Collins says:

What a lovely lady she was. We will miss her company at our family gatherings and we know God has put his loving arms around her.

Barbara & Barry Wolfe says:

Jerry and family,

So sorry. We will miss Sally and the remembrance. We are in Oxford, England and will return on August 2. We hope you are all doing well. Sally suffered so and will be fondly remembered. Love to all.

Patty Wonder says:

Karen, You are a walking memorial to your Mom! You look just like her and have her sweet heart! You have shown such strength and love as you walked hand in hand with her during this last journey on earth! I know she is in heaven wishing you love and peace to carry your through this tough time. I will see you Wednesday! God bless you and your family. In His peace, pw

Richard & Susan Morgan, and Family says:

Dear Jerry and Family,
We are saddened and will deeply miss our lovely Sally. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
The Morgans

Margaret Rhoads says:


Just wanted you to know how very saddened I was to hear of Sally’s passing. You have been in my thoughts and prayers for days. Please know that we are lifting you up during this difficult time, and I pray God’s strength for you today and each day to come. Love you lots.

Robert and Tammy Gates says:

Dearest Jerry,

We will miss Sally greatly and understand that words offer little solace in this difficult time for you. Our hearts, prayers, and love are with you and the whole family. We offer you our gratitude for the way you both accepted us as family and feel truly blessed to have known Sally for the caring, sweet woman she was. All our best, in His loving grip.

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