January 27, 1943 – July 2, 2020
Mrs. Sarah “Sally” Frances Daman (Corwin), of Ann Arbor, MI, died peacefully in Saline, MI on July 2, 2020, at the age of 77.
Sarah is survived by her brother, Fred (Connie) Corwin of Dexter, and her sister, Lillian (Joseph) Vasher. Her daughter, Jennifer (Tom) Andreoli of Dexter, MI, and her son, Jeffrey (Erika) Daman of Chelsea, MI. Her four grandchildren, Alec, Nicholas, Angelia, and Ethan. In addition to many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Her loving dog, Sammy. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ada (London) and Harlow Corwin of Ypsilanti, MI. Her beloved husband, Francis Daman of Ann Arbor, MI. Her brothers, Harlow Jr. of Cheboygan, MI, and Leroy of Ann Arbor, MI. Her sisters, Kathleen Thorton of Pinckney, MI, and Wanda Looby of Fife Lake, MI.
Sarah was born on January 27, 1943, in Ann Arbor, MI to Harlow and Ada (London) Corwin. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1968 with a degree in Occupation Therapy and earned her nursing degree from Washtenaw Community College. She married Francis Daman in 1964. After moving to Ann Arbor in 1966, Sarah began working for the University of Michigan Hospital as a Registered Nurse until she retired in 2000. After battling Pulmonary Fibrosis, Sarah received a double lung transplant in 2008. After her transplant, she volunteered as a mentor to other transplant recipients. She will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren, and many other families and friends.
A celebration of life will be held in the future. In lieu of flowers, the families ask for donations to made in memory of Sarah to the Gift of Life Foundation or the UMH Camp Michitanki Transplant Fund - 212758. Condolences can be sent to Jeff Daman 6085 Conway Rd. Chelsea, MI 48118
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
July 15, 2020
I hit the jackpot of mothers-in-law when I married my husband. Sally, Mom, Sarah, she goes by many names but she was our anchor. She was loving but would call you out if you needed it. She was so strong, stronger than we even realized with all she went through. I was blessed to have a lot of one-on-one time with her in the last few months and I am grateful for that time. I will miss her greatly, she was someone I could count on to give it to me straight.
Here are links to the organizations we asking for people to donate, in lieu of flowers.
July 13, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about your loss . I worked with Sally for many years at UM. She was a great nurse, she took me under her wing when I first started working. She had a great sense of humor too. She used funny sayings like "Whatever flips your skirt". And of course, she was a great cook. Who can forget her "Cinnamon
Coffee Cake", "Harvest Loaf Cake", and "Cream Cheese Coffee Cake".I still have all these recipes she gave me, but they never came out the same. She will be missed.
July 9, 2020
To all of Sally's family I offer my condolences. I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Sally for many years. She was a wonderful nurse and wonderful friend. We had so many good times at work and away from work. I miss her and feel like a part of me has been cut off. I am glad she is no longer in pain and is now at peace. She will live on in all of us who loved her.
July 8, 2020
Dear Family and Friends of Sally Daman,
I am so sorry for your loss! Sally was one of the first nurses at U/M that took me under her wing when I first started working there. I was uppity, as Sally later told me, and didn't want anyone telling me how to be a nurse! She kept at me, and guided me gently, at times, and forcefully at others. She would correct me, and encourage me.
In later years I had the good fortune to be brought back in contact with Sally, a revived gathering of the 8B clan at one of our coworkers farms! Such a blessing to reconnect, share laughter, stories, and love.
She will be missed, and I know that her love of her family was so much bigger than those two new lungs!
July 7, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of your Mom. Sally was such a dear person. She worked and played hard and was so interested in many things. She led a vital life. I will remember her as a dynamite nurse, a caring friend and a wonderful cook! She will definitely be missed.