Sarah (Sally) Berthold Spohn, aged 81, of Spartanburg, South Carolina, passed away Saturday September 23, 2023, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Sally was the daughter of Dorothy Goldsboro Berthold and Paul W. Berthold Sr. of Peninsula, Ohio. She was predeceased by her brothers, Martin Berthold and Paul W. Berthold Jr. (Linda), and a sister, Bonnie Coughenour. She is survived by her sisters, Linda B. Manfrass (Ted) and Kay B. Guenther (Patrick), and many nieces and nephews.
Sally was predeceased by her son, Marc R. Spohn, of Washington DC, and survived by daughter, Jennifer S. Bradley of Spartanburg, South Carolina, and grandson, William A. Bradley of Greenville, South Carolina. Sally spent the first part of her life in Ohio and was previously married to George William (Bill) Spohn III, with whom she had her children. Sally attended Kent State University and received her bachelor’s degree in science with emphasis in gerontology and the study of the aged. Not long after she received her degree, Sally moved to Santa Monica, California where she lived with her children. She worked for the Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans, retiring in 2002. She decided to leave California and move to Tryon, North Carolina so she could be closer to family and live where she had always wanted to live, a house in the mountains. She enjoyed every moment she spent in that wonderful house saying, “…it is like living and working in a work of art…” and she was right.
Sally made friends with just about everyone she met, and she was adored by every friend she had. She always had a story and a laugh with each get-together. Sally was known for her talent for baking the best pies in the world and could whip up a pie crust like no other. Sally hosted great dinner parties with her friends and there was always lively conversation, plenty of wine, and hearty laughs. But most of all, she loved to host Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksgiving was her favorite holiday because to her, it was all about the gathering of people, some who may not have had a place to go, and people who planned to be there. There was no pretense, no need for gifts, just a gathering of friends, old and new, to give thanks for the day.
Sally enjoyed summertime so she could make jams, jellies, and her bread and butter, and dill pickles just to give them away and share with her friends. Her generous nature was alive and well in most any situation. Sally will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Because Sally was a lively soul with a lot of love to give, she would ask that we all be kind to one another. No service is scheduled at this time.
If you would like to offer a donation on behalf Sally and her sweet dog Cookie, please consider the Darlington County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1655, Hartsville, SC 29551.
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