MAYHEW, Sally Patricia Jensen
Ocala - Sally Patricia Jensen Mayhew, 83, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, August 12, 2019. She was born on January 9, 1936 in Fresno, California to Air Force Brigadier General James Clifford and Ollie Maye Jensen. Being a member of a military family, she lived in several places including; Riverside, CA, Albuquerque, NM, West Palm Beach, FL, Bangor, ME, China, Japan, Norfolk, Va., Miami, FL, and finally in Washington, D.C./Suitland, MD where she met her high school sweetheart and future husband. She graduated from Suitland High School in 1954. In 1958, she moved to Gainesville, FL and finally settled in Ocala in 1960.
She was a loving wife and mother. When working outside of the home, she was the bookkeeper for the family businesses Mayhew Pest Control, Inc. and the Hungry Bear Restaurant.
Sally enjoyed being creative through her drawing, painting, and gardening. She loved singing in the church choir and playing hand bells at the First United Methodist Church, Ocala. She also worshipped at Life Tabernacle Church, Ocala. She was a long-time member of the Florida Aldersgate Walk to Emmaus community.
She also shared her other musical talents with others by her playing of the piano, guitar, violin, and banjo. She loved to bowl and travel. Some of her favorite travel adventures included an Alaskan cruise, a tour of Europe, as well as, the Holy Land.
Sally loved to volunteer and spent 25+ years as a volunteer at the Ocala Regional Medical Center.
She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years Lawrence A. Mayhew; daughter, Terri Mayhew Adams (Todd); son, Lawrence C. Mayhew (Jenny); sisters, Jo-Ann Gardner of Harrisburg, PA and Sandra Ross of White House, TN; brother, Jon Chris Jensen of Highlands Ranch, CO; grandchildren William Lawrence Adams (Brittany) and Christopher Paul Adams and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 beginning at 11:00 am at the First United Methodist Church, 1126 East Silver Springs Blvd.,Ocala, FL. A reception will be held in the Family Life Center following the service.
Instead of flowers, please consider making a donation to Hospice of Marion County, your church or youth ministry, or your favorite charity. But above all, make it a priority to call or visit your family and let them know you love them.
Special mention to Yvette Page, Thelma Coney, Amanda Orem, and Cindy Sistler who are the special caregivers who helped take care of Sally like she was their own. Thank you for making Sally’s final years amazing!
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