Sara Rice Sherberger

sara sherberger

May 20, 1936 ~ May 11, 2012

Resided in: Atlanta, GA

Sara was born in Milledgeville Georgia. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from the Georgia State College for Women, and began her career as a high school science teacher.

For one year Sara taught at Stuttgart American High School, Germany, and traveled extensively throughout Europe. When she returned to the United States, Sara earned a Master of Science degree in zoology at the University of Georgia. After a brief time in industry, Sara returned to her first love, teaching.

Sara loved books and encouraged all students to read. To this end she established the Helen Pearson Reading Award, which continues to benefit students in the Jones County GA School System.

For more than 30 summers Sara and her husband hiked through national parks from Maine to Alaska. Falls were times for canoe journeys through the Okefenokee Swamp.

Sara’s caring personality and great smile endeared her to all and will be sorely missed. She is survived by her husband, Fred, and by one brother and two sisters. Sara resided in Atlanta, GA.

A memorial service will be held in the future.

In lieu of flowers, donations to an Alzheimer’s program would be appreciated.

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  1. Larry Black says:

    Although we never had the privilege of knowing Sara, Fred is a good friend and we share his pain. His love has always been evident in the manner in which he spoke of her. She will be missed.
    Sincerely, Larry Black & Astrid Stevens

  2. Bobbie Elzey says:

    Dear Fred,
    Sara was so devoted to Dancin Aerobics for so many years. She loved to dance. We really missed her when she stopped coming. I know you are going to miss her. She had a beautiful soul and such a love of life.
    Bobbie Elzey

  3. Rick and Barbara Williamon says:

    Dear Fred,
    We will never forget the aura of warmth and sincerity that surrounded Sara. From Millegeville stories to tales of the kitties and even while enduring episodes of spiders and scorpions, Sara always had witty and insightful comments to contribute. We miss her very much.

  4. Frances Domingos Edge says:

    I went to GSCW with Sara for all four years of college. She was a leader and inspiration to all of us. Even though she was from Milledgeville, she lived in the dorm and took part in every aspect of campus life. I saw her at our 50th class reunion in 2008, and knew, even then, that she was not herself. Fred was with her and, even though I had never met Fred before, I could tell he was devoted to Sara. We in the class of 1958 will miss her.

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