Longtime Alaskan Sally Christine Rader, 62, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Central Peninsula Hospital from acute renal failure.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at Land’s End Resort in the Quarter Deck. Lanny Simpson will officiate. Sally loved the color purple. Please wear something purple to the memorial if you are able.
Sally was born Aug. 19, 1950, in Ventura, Calif. She was a high school and beauty school graduate. She moved to Homer in February 1984. She was the owner of A New Wave and Sally’s Place beauty salons in Homer. Most recently Sally moved to Kenai to be close to her family after taking an extended trip outside.
Sally attended the Nikiski New Hope Christian Fellowship and Haven and Refuge Chapels while living in Homer.
Sally generously shared her talents with makeup and hair by volunteering for the Nutcracker and other dance performances, at South Peninsula Hospital Long Term Care, and providing gift certificates for haircuts for local fundraising events.
She enjoyed gardening, knitting, beading and assisting in the development of her church and church family.
“Sally was a passionate human being in all that she undertook. She was eternally positive and generous with her talents and her friendship; her laughter was infectious. Sally was a loving mother to her three children and a compassionate counselor to her beauty shop clientele. In the summer when she wasn’t working, Sally could usually be found in her yard among her flowers or enjoying the Alaska outdoors. This past summer Sally tended the gardens at Veronica’s Restaurant in Kenai and Sally built new flower beds all around the four-plex where she lived. Sally was an avid beader, designing her own creations which included a gift line for young girls. In the evenings Sally could usually be found sitting by her fireplace studying the word of God or watching movies or playing games with her family,” her family wrote.
Sally was preceded in death by her mother, Marjorie Lander, father, Jack Lander and stepmother, Gloria Lander.
She is survived by daughters and son-in-law, Amy and Jason Bucho, and Jessica Huff, all of Kenai; son, James Dylan Toole of Anchorage; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jerry and Lura Clark of Ventura, Calif., Nancy Lander and Mark Robinson of Homer, and Jennifer Arvayo of Tucson, Ariz.; brother, David Lander of Tucson, Ariz.; and grandchildren, Brittany, Alyssa and Blake Bucho, all of Kenai, Austin Shafford of Homer, and Cayden Huff of Anchorage.
Cards may be sent to the family at 35635 K-Beach Rd., Kenai, AK 99611.
Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel. Condolences may also be sent to the family online at www.alaskanfuneral.com.