Sally Bootey

Obituary of Sally T. Bootey

Sally Thomas Bootey, 93, of Lakewood, NY, passed away at 7:05 am Wednesday, May 13, 2020 in her home. Sally was born in Jamestown, New York, the daughter of the late Herbert L. and Lura Eunice Thomas. She was a 1944 graduate Jamestown High School, and graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1948 with a B.S. degree. Following graduate work at Buffalo State College, she received a Master's degree from Syracuse Univ. at Chautauqua. Sally married Jamestown attorney, the late E. Robert Bootey on December 25, 1955 and he passed away on September 3, 2004. The mother of five children and host mother of two foreign exchange students, she served on multiple boards, committees and organizations, including the Jamestown YWCA Board of Directors and Jamestown AFS Selection Committee. In earlier years, she was a home economics teacher at Lincoln Junior High School for seven years before becoming a full time mom. She was a founder and partner for 30 years in Fashion Fabrics of Lakewood, New York, where she enjoyed socializing with customers and residents in the heart of Lakewood. As a longtime Lakewood resident, she actively served for 40 years with the Lakewood Women's Club. Additionally, she was a member of the Lakewood Beautification Committee, a director of the Lakewood Community Development Corp, a member of the Women's Club Garden Group, the Busti-Lakewood Golden Ages Club, the Tennway Group, the International Relations Group, the Lakewood Rod Gun Club Women's Auxiliary and was a longtime member of the Village of Lakewood Planning Board. She had also been active with the JHS class of 1944 reunion committee. She is survived by: her 5 children, Barbara (Manny) Hoag of McAllister, Montana; Edward (Sherry) Bootey of Vonore, Tennessee and St. Augustine, Florida; Bonny (Randy) Smith of Jamestown, New York; Mary (Randy) Currie of Lakewood, New York; John (Jill) Bootey of Hull, Massachusetts. 9 grandchildren, Robert (Nicole) Chambers of Flagstaff, Arizona; William (Alissa) Chambers of Helena, Montana; Alison Smith, of Arlington, Virginia; Riley Smith of Lakewood, Ohio; Julie Currie Toennis, of Thornton, Colorado; Michael (Jessica) Currie of Lakewood, New York; Brynn (David) Fagerstrom of Jamestown, New York; Thomas (Alicia) Bootey of Boston, Massachusetts; Benjamin Bootey of Boston, Massachusetts and 6 great-grandchildren. The family wishes to thank Heather, Betsy, Pat, Pam, Denise, Yvonne and Tabitha for the loving care and companionship you all provided to our mother. We are eternally grateful. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Visitation will not be observed. Inurnment will be in the Sunset Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the E. Robert Bootey Scholarship Fund, c/o Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, 418 Spring St. Jamestown, NY 14701 or to Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care, 20 W Fairmount Ave, Lakewood, New York 14750.
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