Huebler, Sally Ann, Saginaw, Michigan

Sally Ann (Earle) Huebler, 79, passed away on June 1, 2011, after a vigorous life and a brief recurrence of cancer. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Ann L. Edel and David L. Edel of Portage, and her son and son-in-law, John R. Huebler and John T. Legge of Grand Rapids/Chicago. Sally was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, James R. (Bob) Huebler, mother, Maude E. Earle, mother-in-law Constance B. (Huebler) Chinery, aunt, Susie B. Woods, brother-in-law, Mark Taylor (Jack Huebler), and grandson, Phillip Schuknecht. She is also survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law William and Marianne Huebler of Escanaba, and David and Sally Huebler of Bay City, special niece and husband, Barbara Huebler and Gary Davis, two special great-nephews Taylor and Spencer Huebler-Davis, and numerous nieces and nephews around the country. Sally was born August 21, 1931, in Saginaw where she lived her entire life. She met Bob when his family moved in across the street, and married him after his service in the Air Force, on May 15, 1954. She was a life-long member of Calvary Memorial Episcopal Church until its closure in 2010. She was active in the Calvary vestry, the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan, and the community social services of her church and diocese. Sally graduated from Arthur Hill High School in 1949. Early in life she worked at Russell Electric and in later years she worked at Fashion Square Mall. For many years Sally was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Daughters of the Nile, serving leadership positions in both and enjoying friendships with many members not only in Saginaw but across the U.S. and Canada. In recent years she was active in the League of Women Voters of Saginaw County, and she was an election inspector for the City of Saginaw for some 40 years. In all of her family, church, fraternal, work, and community activities, Sally made friends easily. Sally loved animals, especially cats. She enjoyed gardening, discussing current events and politics, reading all kinds of books, attending concerts with family and friends, and traveling in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain with her family and friends. She and Bob especially enjoyed spending time on Mackinac Island. Before her passing, Sally expressed the desire that anyone inclined to make a gift in her memory do so to the charitable organization of their choice. She supported humane societies, Episcopal organizations that provide human relief on a local and international scale, and anything that enriches the culture of Saginaw. Her family will be making gifts in her memory to similar organizations and to the Covenant HealthCare Foundation. Sally and her family wish to thank the physicians, nurses, social workers, and staff at Covenant HealthCare, Covenant Transitional Care Unit, and the Cartwright Residence, who provided excellent and compassionate care during her recent hospitalization. Visitation will be at the W.L. Case Funeral Home, 409 Adams St., from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Friday and from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. Funeral service will then be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2011, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 720 Tuscola St., downtown Saginaw. The Rev. Judith Boli will officiate. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.