Sara Lillian Meriwether left this world on January 16, 2013. She was born on September 30, 1920, in La Center, Kentucky, to Blanche and Bernard Meriwether. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Terrell, brother Corbin, twin sister Blanche and three nieces. Sara was a career teacher and life-long learner. She received her bachelor degree from Augustana College in Illinois, teaching for several years wherever her husband Terry was stationed during his naval military career. After retiring from the military, the Meriwethers settled in San Diego where Sara completed her Masters degree at SDSU. Sara began teaching at Marcy Elementary School in the San Diego City School District in 1962 and retired from that same school in 1982, where teaching gifted classes, she influenced the lives of many fifth graders. She was an active member of Osher Institute of Lifelong Learning at UC San Diego. She frequently lectured there on Mythology, which was one of her passions. She was also particularly interested in theatre and drama, judging plays as well as acting. She has been a longtime and treasured member of University City United Church. "Lillie Belle" will be greatly missed by her niece, Margaret (Ricky), nephew, George (Stevie) and nieces, Marcia, Ellie, Cookie and Candie. She also leaves behind many Kentucky relatives and a host of friends and students who have basked in her bright light and sweet, loving spirit. A special thanks to Marlys and Dick Hamann, longtime neighbor and friends, for their loving care and assistance. We would also like to express our gratitude to the staff of "Top of the Sands" for their care, compassion and support. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on March 2, 2103, at 11:00 a.m. at University City United Church, 2877 Governor Drive, San Diego, CA 92122. Memorials may be made to University City United Church.
Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on January 27, 2013