Sara (Sally) Tueller Finch passed away peacefully on January 8, 2022, with her family by her side at her home in Wilmington, Delaware.
Born and raised in Provo, Utah, the daughter of Elvena and Walter Tueller, Sally enjoyed 67 years of marriage to her college sweetheart, David G. Finch. Dave and Sally met at Utah State University and were married in the Salt Lake Temple on Sally’s 20th birthday, June 18, 1954. After that wonderful day, she promised her children never to marry on their birthday.
Sally and Dave raised four daughters, Barbara (Guy), Beverly (Steve), Jeanene (Kelly) and Susan (Tom), and one son, Bradley (Ranae). Her children draw strength from their upbringing, reuniting with extended family and celebrating Sally’s Danish and Swiss heritage. Sally loved spending time with (and naming) her 18 beloved grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Sally and Dave loved traveling the world and enjoyed living in different states and countries, but Wilmington, Delaware was the place they called home for 56 years. Some of their favorite trips included a hot air balloon ride in Turkey, the Passion Play in Oberammergau and an elephant ride in Thailand. His trip to Paris in 1980 included a large essential suitcase filled with diet Shasta cola. Sally’s day didn’t begin until she opened her first morning diet cola.
Sally was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she enjoyed serving others in various callings, one of which her favorite was being a “sister-friendly” for her Primary children. A few other callings include Washington, DC and Philadelphia temple worker, Relief Society president (twice), and stake missionary in the Rising Sun, Maryland branch. Beginning as a young mother, she had a passion for genealogy and collecting and documenting family stories and histories.
Her love of chocolate led to the creation of Sara’s Country Chocolates, Sally and Dave’s confectionery business. Their chocolates, turtles, krunch and other hand dipped candies have been creatively packaged by Sally and shipped all over the world.
Sally is survived by her husband and two of her sisters, Anne Ahlstrom and Mary Stewart. She was predeceased by her sister, Katherine Stott.
A visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, January 16, 2022, at Doherty’s Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Wilmington, Delaware.
Family and friends are invited to visit from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Provo’s Berg Drawing Room Chapel, 185 East Center Street, Provo, Utah. The funeral will follow at 12:00 p.m. Masks are encouraged. After the funeral, a video of the service will be available on the Berg Mortuary website.
Condolences can be expressed at www.bergmortuary.com.
Published by Berg Mortuary of Provo on January 16, 2022.