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March 24, 2020


This month we are pleased to introduce our dear friend Sara Lasater, straight from the heart of Texas. Sara is a dyed-in-the-wool, genuine Texan, born in Commerce, Texas, in 1940. Her father worked on the railroad as both a conductor and the official timekeeper for the train system. Later, he and Sara’s mother owned and operated a jewelry store in Commerce. The family was active in the community, and both her parents were members of local Masonic organizations. In keeping with Texan tradition, Sara grew up on horseback with a love for all animals, especially dogs.

Sara was a music major in college and so talented she was able to attend on scholarships. After graduation, she worked as a music teacher for a year and married her husband John. She then took some time off from teaching other people’s children to raise a few of her own. Sara and John have three children, sons John and Matt and daughter Liz. While the children were little, she worked for the local newspaper and kept her hand in the music world by giving private piano lessons in the family home.

In 1969, Sara returned to the classroom on dual fronts as both a student and an instructor. She returned to college to earn a master’s degree in Education Management, and continued on to work toward a doctoral degree, although she did not defend her dissertation. Sara put all that education to good use, and worked as a school principal until retiring in 2003.

With all this spare time of retirement on their hands and a love of travel, Sara and John headed out to see the world. They set sail on multiple cruises and had many adventures by sea and by land, making sure to visit all 50 states in the Union, and all seven continents of the world. Nowadays, you’ll find that Sara is still in constant motion, although her itinerary is somewhat less ambitious as she travels around our Issaquah community. Apparently, you can take the girl out of Texas, but you can’t take the Texas license plate off the girl’s walker.

Thank you for being a part of our community, Sara. We’re so glad you are here.

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