Sally Ilena Meyers

June 27, 1948 - February 9, 2022

Sally Ilena Meyers, 73, died at Sonoma House in Carrollton, TX on the 9th day of February, 2022.


Born the 27th of June, 1948 in Clarinda, IA. At the time of her death she was employed as Purchaser for Sanmina Corporation in Carrollton, TX.


She is survived by her brother, Fred from Bedford, TX and her sister, Mary from Carrollton, TX.  Sally was preceeded in death by her sister Susan from Madrid, IA and her parents, Kenneth and Helen from Gravity, IA.


She graduated from Bedford High School in Bedford, IA 

and from Iowa State University, Ames, IA.


She was an avid baseball and hockey fan, the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Stars.


In the early 1990’s she was introduced to the sport of race walking by her sister, Mary.  They participated with 2 different racewalking groups on a weekly basis. She trained for and ultimately completed 2 marathons.


In her youth Sally received instruction in knitting, crochet and embroidery from our mother.  Sally kept at it for many more years and was eventually introduced to counted cross stitch.  She became passionate and dedicated to the art of cross stitch and produced a phenomenal amount of art pieces. She truly was gifted with a special talent.


Sally enjoyed cooking especially finding and trying new recipes, her recipe scrap book was many volumes.  She hosted monthly dinner parties, with a small circle of close friends, and enjoyed by all.


Sally loved dogs, rescuing and caring for three, Jobie, Tucker and Bailie.  She contributed to the American Kennel Club (AKC).  In Sally’s memory, her family requests that any charitable donations be given to the AKC at or to any animal protection charity of choice.


Please leave the family condolences and share memories on this website.


Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252


5 replies on “Sally Ilena Meyers”

Lee Anne Gaistardo says:

I did not know Sally well as I only worked with her for about 3 years, but I’ve enjoyed learning about all her talents and gifts from those who did know her well. I think about her frequently as I enjoy some of her cross stitch pieces. I’m just amazed by her wonderful talent and the number of pieces that she completed.

Dick Janson says:

Sorry to hear the news. Sally was a “Gravity” girl who grew up only 3 houses up on our street. Sally attended school in Gravity until school district reorganization went into effect in 1959-60 with Gravity, Conway, Blockton, & Bedford forming the new Bedford Community School District. Our lives in Gravity were rich beyond compare. Sally and my younger sister, Jeanne, were in the same grade in school. Both had the incredible Mrs. John for kindergarten and first grade as did all of us in Gravity at the time. Sally’s older sister, Susan, was closer in age to me. Her dad ran a gas station in Gravity as well as being our fuel oil supplier. Her mom had many talents! They also hosted an AFS student when Sally was still at Bedford HS, or so I remember as I was away at college at the time. Best wishes to her family!

Lisa Bradley says:

Sally was a great co-worker when I was at Sanmina. Balie was her love! We shared notes on Balie and my grand dog Oscar, a dachshund. She loved her family.

Anonymous says:

Mary, I’m so sorry for your loss!
You will be in our thoughts and prayers after losing someone so special! Our deepest sympathy! Larry and Nanci Thompson Tribolet

Debbie says:

I will miss Sally a great deal. I knew she loved baseball and when I walked by her desk we would talk about baseball and a light would just light up in her face. I worked with Sally for many years and she helped me many times. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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