In memory of
Sally Schimpke Joy
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In memory of
Sally Schimpke Joy
Joy, Sally Schimpke 12/23/1949 - 12/26/2020 Ann Arbor Sally Schimpke Joy of Ann Arbor passed away peacefully at home on March 26, 2020. She was 70 years old. Sally was born on December 23, 1949 in Boston Massachusetts. She was the first born and only daughter of Burton John and Margaret Fox Schimpke. Sally was raised in Beverly Hills, Michigan and graduated from Birmingham Groves HS in 1968. She then attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she graduated in 1972 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture. She returned to live in Ann Arbor in 1976 where she worked as a dental technician until her health declined in 1985. This was due to kidney failure secondary to her juvenile onset diabetes. It would prove to be a defining moment in her life. After a successful kidney transplant Sally began a new career working for the National Kidney Foundation of Michiganas a lobbyist in Lansing. She began their public policy program advocating for state dollars to fund diabetes, high blood pressure, and kidney disease prevention and management programs. She formed and lead diabetes support groups and became a peer mentor to newly diagnosed diabetics. She became a disability champion who participated in the 1998 Transplant Olympics winning several swimming medals, was also an avid gardener, an unlicensed architect, a collector of eclectic friends, a lifelong lover of her grandparents home in Manistee Michigan, and a patron and organizer par excellence of The Manistee Historical Museum. But first and always, she was a diabetes warrior for 54 years Sally is survived by her husband of 38 years "Prince Harold" Arthur Joy; her brothers Dr. John Schimpke (Patricia), Dr. William Schimpke (Kathleen), and Dan Schimpke (Christi); nieces and nephews Scott (Katherine), Steven (Jesse), Alec and Amanda; and her beloved cat Paikea. Contributions can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ( JDRF.org ), or The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan ( nkfm.org ) NIE
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In memory of
Sally Schimpke Joy
Joy, Sally Schimpke 12/23/1949 - 12/26/2020 Ann Arbor Sally Schimpke Joy of Ann Arbor passed away peacefully at home on March 26, 2020. She was 70 years old. Sally was born on December 23, 1949 in Boston Massachusetts. She was the first born and only daughter of Burton John and Margaret Fox Schimpke. Sally was raised in Beverly Hills, Michigan and graduated from Birmingham Groves HS in 1968. She then attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she graduated in 1972 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture. She returned to live in Ann Arbor in 1976 where she worked as a dental technician until her health declined in 1985. This was due to kidney failure secondary to her juvenile onset diabetes. It would prove to be a defining moment in her life. After a successful kidney transplant Sally began a new career working for the National Kidney Foundation of Michiganas a lobbyist in Lansing. She began their public policy program advocating for state dollars to fund diabetes, high blood pressure, and kidney disease prevention and management programs. She formed and lead diabetes support groups and became a peer mentor to newly diagnosed diabetics. She became a disability champion who participated in the 1998 Transplant Olympics winning several swimming medals, was also an avid gardener, an unlicensed architect, a collector of eclectic friends, a lifelong lover of her grandparents home in Manistee Michigan, and a patron and organizer par excellence of The Manistee Historical Museum. But first and always, she was a diabetes warrior for 54 years Sally is survived by her husband of 38 years "Prince Harold" Arthur Joy; her brothers Dr. John Schimpke (Patricia), Dr. William Schimpke (Kathleen), and Dan Schimpke (Christi); nieces and nephews Scott (Katherine), Steven (Jesse), Alec and Amanda; and her beloved cat Paikea. Contributions can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ( JDRF.org ), or The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan ( nkfm.org ) NIE
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