Palm Boulder Highway Mortuary & Cemetery

800 South Boulder Highway, Henderson, NV


Sarah J. Thompson

June 12, 1986July 24, 2020
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When Sarah J. Thompson walked into the room, those in her company felt energy, an enthusiastic spontaneity. This was just one example of who Sarah was and how she impacted those around her. Sarah was a clever and gregarious person who always sought out the finest attributes in other people. It was as if Sarah wanted to share all of their experiences, revel in their lives and celebrate their discoveries. Sarah was tireless and had boundless enthusiasm that would serve her well throughout her life.

Sarah was born on June 12, 1986 at Tarzana Hospital in Tarzana, California, to her parents Scott and Ellen Davis. Sarah was raised in Canoga Park, California. While some who knew Sarah might describe her as an idealist, her friends and family understood well that Sarah was always in pursuit of life’s endless possibilities and opportunities available to her.

As a young girl, Sarah was able to empathize and identify with a vast array of people and personality types. This quality drew her into a diverse group of friends and acquaintances. Sarah was intelligent and had little trouble getting along with her peers. She was almost always the first to jump in when it came to playing games or participating in other childhood activities. As a child, Sarah liked to play T-Ball, and was a Girl Scout for over 13 years. In her spare time she liked Shopping, Sleeping In, and TV Programs. Sarah's memorable achievements included being the Top seller of Girl Scout Cookies as a Junior and Senior.

During her high school years, Sarah responded enthusiastically to any new project and was regularly in search of one adventure after another. She graduated from Chatsworth High School in 2003. Her favorite class in high school was English and History. The teachers she enjoyed learning from the most were Mr. and Mrs. Baum, Mrs. Woodry and Mrs. Bluman. Additionally, Sarah participated as Chatsworth High School's Football Team's Water Girl.

With a talent for making acquaintances easily which in turn brought her an endless stream of friends, Sarah was very sociable and could blend without effort into any social group. Assertive and outgoing, Sarah was easy to know and demonstrated a deep concern for others. Many always chose to compliment Sarah on her contagious smile, effervescent and natural. She always seemed aware of what was going on with people around her and throughout her life she made many, many friends. While growing up, some of her best friends were Allison Segel, and the Huey Kids. Later in life, she became friends with Jenna McAllister and Danielle Boman.

On November 23, 2016, Sarah married William Cody Eugene Thompson at a private civil wedding in Las Vegas, Nevada. Together she and Cody blended their lives and families. Sarah was already blessed with one son, Sean; but she received an additional blessing in her life with the birth of her daughter, Kayah; and the addition to her family of her stepson, Tyler.

Sarah was uplifted by new ideas and was excited by life’s possibilities, traits that made her an exceptional worker. Sarah loved working with children. Her primary occupation was as a Pre-School Teacher; but she was also involved in art sales for Dale Chihuly Galleries.

Because Sarah loved to have a broad variety of activities in her life, she took advantage of the opportunity to pursue numerous hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were Country Line Dancing, shopping and an independent Scentsy Consultant. Sarah had a knack for being able to multi-task in order to create time for all of her favorite pastimes. However, Sarah's ever-present concern for others always took precedent.

Throughout her life, Sarah was actively involved in professional and community organizations. She was compassionate, accommodating and quick to move into action. Always able to build a consensus, Sarah seemed to be the person smack dab in the middle of things, working to get things done. In high school, Sarah was a member of the Girl Scouts. Though she never did anything solely for individual recognition, Sarah's ingenuity, resourcefulness, and selflessness, earned her accolades for her many lifelong efforts. Some of her most prestigious awards included Girl Scout Gold and Silver Awards.

Sarah's love of improvising in her daily life was a perfect fit for her enjoyment of traveling. Her favorite vacations were ones that were not planned. Traveling in a casual manor fit her personality well. Excited about seeing changing scenery and constantly looking for the enjoyment life could offer, Sarah took her vacations seriously, well, as seriously as she possibly could. Favorite vacations included trips to Disneyland.

Sarah was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. Kacheto a Lasoapso and Roxie a Labrador, were her best friends for over 12 years.

Sarah Thompson passed away on July 24, 2020 in Henderson, Nevada. She is survived by her husband Cody; parents: Scott and Ellen; children: Sean and Kayah; stepson, Tyler; grandmother, Pauline; and extended family. Services were held at Palm Boulder Highway Mortuary. Sarah was laid to rest in Palm Henderson, Cemetery.

There was always a certain style and inventiveness to Sarah. She was a dynamic, self-expressive person who was forever looking to celebrate the endless possibilities life had to offer. She had a knack for being clever, creative and witty, and for others, was a joy to be around. While she was often fiercely independent, it seemed as if many others looked to Sarah Thompson for inspiration, leadership, wisdom and even courage. Sarah was always more than willing to share life’s experiences with her loved ones.

A visitation for Sarah will be Friday, July 31, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 AM, both at Palm Boulder Highway Mortuary, 800 South Boulder Highway, Henderson, NV 89015. Sarah will be laid to rest at Palm Henderson Cemetery, 800 South Boulder Highway, Henderson, NV 89015

Due to COVID-19 Government Restrictions will be in place and guests must wear a mask. Funeral Services will be streamed live via Facebook Live.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.palmboulderhighway.com for the Thompson family


  • Visitation

    Friday, July 31, 2020

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    Friday, July 31, 2020


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    Friday, July 31, 2020


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Tina Olsen

August 3, 2020

Sarah was a wonderful friend to me. She was such a blessing to know. She was a wonderful mother to both her children & her stepson always treated him as her own. She was a wonderful help when I was fostering my niece and needed a sitter. She will forever be missed. She was the one who taught me to do the poof thing in front with my hair. I'm super shocked to have heard she's gone. I feel the worst pain for the children she left behind and her husband. God definitely gained an angel too soon.

Cory Nestman

July 31, 2020

A bright star has been pulled from earth and is now among the hosts and our loved ones gone before us in heaven. Sarah was a beautiful woman, daughter, mother and human being and will always hold a special place in our hearts. Ellen and Scott our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family...hold on to those fond memories SJ is with big daddy now your hard work and energy paid off.

April Bott

July 30, 2020

I loved my little cousin Sarah. She was a light and a sweetheart. She will always be loved and definitely will be missed.

Linda Liddell

July 30, 2020

Sarah was a student in my Humanitas English class at Chatsworth High School. When I think of her, I remember a bright, cheerful, friendly, and caring young woman, often interacting with others and always with a ready smile.
To her beloved family and friends, I’m sending my sincerest condolences.

Jenna McAllister

July 29, 2020

We’ve had so many good and fun memories to eating so many sour punch straws, making boo boo bunnies, staying up late at Cottontail in the cabin when we were seniors and then we had trouble getting up early! We were foodies; prime rib and peach cobbler and pancakes! And GAM! It was so much fun even though we didn’t study for the “A Skills test”. And that river rafting trip! When we hit that big rapid and all almost fell out of the raft. As we got older, talks and texts were funny, full of memories and great times. I remember visiting when you worked at the Chihuly Store. I bought my “coffee table book”. Going to Vegas was always special because I got to visit you, your mom and dad. I had a great talk with you a few weeks ago and happened to be going to the Chihuly museum. My Chihuly book is now my “night stand book” I’m miss you a lot. Tin Tins won’t be the same without you.

mary Rudokas

July 28, 2020

Good Times in Seattle with Davis and Rudokas clan. Miss you Cousin Sarah-your facebook posts and commentary on life! Hearts out to Scott, Ellen, Pauline, Cody, Sean and Kayah.
Mary, Ron, Michael and David Rudokas

Henny Schwartz

July 27, 2020

I will miss and remember you for a very long time.

Carhleen Davis-Storm

July 27, 2020

So sorry for the loss of Sarah, she was a sweet girl, a beautiful mother and woman. Recent years we were connected by FB, but I remember when she was little and we played in the park across from the house on Larwyn, and coloring with her when we visited. I distinctly remember snipe hunting with her and Cory on the front lawn. After being the only Davis girl my whole life, it was a joy to have Sarah added to the family.
Condolences to my cousin’s Scott and Ellen, Darryl and his family and Cory, Christine and their family as well as Aunt Pauline, and Sarah’s children and husband Bill. My prayers of healing and comfort go out to you all!!!! Shalom.
Love , Cathy 💕💕

Karen Ann

July 27, 2020

RIP beautiful Angel 🙏💕 I will miss you so much and was blessed to have you in my life for the short few months we got to know one another. Sending all my love and prayers to the family.

Sheila Nami

July 27, 2020

I knew Sarah since she was 4 years old, Ellen would bring her to my shop for hair cut I remember at that age she would tell me how to cut her bangs just like an adult woman, she was so cute and pretty, I loved her so much and may god bless her soul!!


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