After a hard-fought, four-year battle with cancer, Sara Corrine Nolan, age 41, passed through the gates of splendor and into the arms of her Savior on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Sara died at her home in Longview, WA with her daughter, mother, and sister by her side.
Sara was born on May 30, 1977 to Larry and Melanie Nolan in Seattle, WA, the second of three children. Raised in the Seattle area, Sara attended Lynnwood High School before her family moved to southwest Washington where she attended Napavine High School. After her three children were all in school, Sara went back to school and became a medical assistant. She worked for PeaceHealth Medical Group in Longview where she was loved by coworkers, many becoming close friends. Sara was extremely creative: she was an excellent seamstress, upholsterer, home decorator, cake decorator, artist--drawing, painting, and make-up. She loved to spend time with family and friends; she also enjoyed shopping, camping trips, and in the past year she found a new hobby in kayaking. Sara was also a life-long learner, reading and researching topics of interest.
Preceding her in death were her paternal grandparents Ernie and Lucille Nolan and her cousin Ian Stafford. Sara is survived, loved, and missed by her daughter Angelique Nolan, sons Josiah Nolan and Chandler Lyon, and her grandson Elijah Nolan, all of Longview; her parents Larry and Melanie Nolan of Montesano, WA; sister Jaime (Steve) Ethridge of Toledo, WA; brother Michael Nolan of Naselle, WA; maternal grandparents John and Rose McDonnell of Peoria, AZ; eight nieces and nephews; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is survived by many close friends and her cousin Jessica of Seattle, who was also one of her closest friends.
Family and friends are invited to join us as we celebrate and remember Sara on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 1:30 P.M. at Toledo First Baptist Church, 1278 State Route 505, Toledo, WA, with Pastor Mike Stavig officiating. Dessert reception to follow.
Sara's family wishes to thank PeaceHealth Hospice Care in helping us lovingly care for Sara at home. We also wish to thank special friends Whitney Scott, Kim Dahlquist, Rebecca Crowe, Josey Kolbe, the Green/Shimmin/Drysdale families, Aunts Mary Murphy and Colleen Nugent, and many others who have helped us in many ways during this difficult season. We thank everyone who has prayed for and supported us in the midst of our sorrow. We grieve tremendously, but not as those with no hope, for Jesus has said, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live." John 11:25