In memory of
Sara Gasta
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In memory of
Sara Gasta
Gasta, Sara Sara of Sun City, Arizona completed her peaceful passing at her apartment at Royal Oaks on September 27, 2016. Sara Gasta was born in Saginaw, Michigan, December 10, 1939 to Robert and Mildred Lyman. She attended Western Michigan and Bay City Junior College. Sara began her work career as a secretary in Washington D.C for the Naval Department and later for New York Life insurance. In December of 1961 she became engaged to William Gasta and they were married on May 1962. Sara continued to work in retail sales, in various secretarial assignments, and as an administrative assistant to two psychologists. Sara was an avid reader and read over 1,235 books, her favorite were mystery novels. Sara loved watching TV detective-crime shows. Beginning in 1993 Sara began studying esoteric subjects for seven years at the Chesterfield Seminary, Chesterfield, Indiana with Rev. Louise Irvine and continued studies with the International Spiritualist Federation at Finley College in Stansted, England. Sara was proud to be an active yoga student for 47 years. Sara sewed all her children's clothes in their early years, knitted an unknown number of sweaters and shawls, enjoyed needlepointing of British designed patterns and embroidered many quilts and blankets for family members. Sara & Bill celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary in May, 2016. Sara is survived by her husband Bill and her children; Maria (and Glen Abrams), Lake Lotawana, MO, Steven Gasta (and Linda) South Windsor, CT, Thomas Gasta (and Chelsey Rasmussen) Carmel, IN, Rebecca (and Scott Harrison) Thayer, Issaquah, WA. Sara treasured her nine grandchildren; Laura Abrams, Thomas Abrams, Samuel Abrams, Emily Gasta, Ethan Gasta, Benjamin Gasta, Joseph Gasta, Luke Gasta, and Charlie Thayer. Sara is predeceased by her parents, Robert and Mildred Lyman, and sister Sue Rose McColgan. Sara is also survived by her brother Thomas Lyman (and Mary), Flushing, MI. A memorial service will be held at Unity Spiritual Center, 10101 West Coggins Drive, Sun City, AZ 85351, on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Interment ceremony at Sunland Mortuary, 15826 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City, AZ 85351, directly following. All are invited. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted by the Unity Spiritual Center, Sun City, AZ, ( www.unitysc.org/online-giving...click on I Give in Love "In memory of Sara Gasta to Unity Spiritual Center Garden Memorial Fund" or send to Unity Spiritual Center, 10101 West Coggins Drive, Sun City, AZ 85351, 623-974-6443
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