Sarah Tarpley Lehmberg

February 21, 1988June 16, 2012

Sarah Tarpley Lehmberg, age 24, died unexpectedly on Saturday, the 16th of June 2012, in Annapolis, Maryland. Sarah was born on the 21st of February 1988, in Houston, Texas.

She attended River Oaks Baptist School and Episcopal High School, both in Houston, and graduated from high school at Montana Academy in Kalispell, Montana. She received her Bachelor of Arts in communications and marketing from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. At the time of her death, she was working for a cosmetics company in Annapolis, Maryland. Sarah was a lifelong Episcopalian and member of The Church of St. John the Divine in Houston.

Sarah was a beautiful young woman with a radiant smile and great sense of humor. Sarah enjoyed playing many sports, including soccer, basketball, and rollerblade hockey. She loved music, enjoyed playing the guitar, and, in her youth, singing in the Children’s Choir at St. John the Divine.

She is survived by her mother, Sarah B. Lehmberg; her father, Gary V. Lehmberg; her brother, John B. Lehmberg, all of Houston; her uncle, William H. Blodgett, Jr., of Charlottesville, Virginia; her cousins, Morgan E. Price, of San Antonio, Texas, Martha L. Price, of Amarillo, Texas, and Ann R. Castleberry, of Plainview, Texas; her godmothers, Sara C. Armstrong, of Roswell, New Mexico, Adita L. Root, of Houston, and Barbara D. Pitts, of Austin, Texas; her godfathers, William D. McCollum, of Houston, and John R. Pitts, of Houston; and a host of friends. She was predeceased by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil E. Lehmberg, of Houston, and Mr. and Mrs. William H. Blodgett, of Breckenridge, Texas.

The memorial service is to be conducted at one o’clock in the afternoon on Friday, the 22nd of June, at The Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Boulevard in Houston, where the Rev. Dr. Laurens A. Hall, Rector, and the Rev. Dr. Douglas W. Richnow, Senior Associate Rector, are to officiate. The committal service and inurnment is to immediately follow in the adjacent Garden of the Resurrection.

Afterwards, all are invited to greet the family during a reception to be held in Sumners Hall.

In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in Sarah’s memory may be directed to Montana Academy Foundation, 9705 Lost Prairie Rd., Marion, MT, 59925; or to The Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Blvd., Houston, TX, 77019.


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Ellen Browne

July 18, 2012

Gary and Sally,

You two have been such an important part of my life. I am so sorry for your loss and you two remain in my prayers during this time. Sarah will always have a happy spot in my memories.

With love

June 30, 2012

Dear Lehmberg family, I am so very sorry to hear of the death of your beautiful, intelligent daughter. I knew Sarah as a student at Goucher. She was always a joy to have in class and she was a bright spirit in the Communication and Media Studies Dept. She left this world way too soon and will be sadly missed by those of us who knew and worked with her at Goucher. I remember Sarah with the greatest fondness.

My love to you, Dr. Shirley Peroutka

Liz and Mark Spradling

June 29, 2012

We send you our love during this difficult time and pray that God will comfort you.

June 27, 2012

Gary and Sally, I was so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Debbie R. (Sat. meeting)

Rebecca Schaefer

June 26, 2012

Dear Lehmberg Family,

I am so, so sorry for your loss. Though we weren't close, I had the pleasure of having multiple classes at Goucher with Sarah and I always knew that when she was there we were guaranteed a few good insights along with a few good laughs. She had an amazing personality and heart, and will be deeply missed.

Geoff Pohanka

June 25, 2012

I am saddened by the loss of Sarah who was my daughter's best friend over the years. They attended high school together. Sarah was a very kind, intelligent, and considerate person and I enjoyed very much knowing her. We will certainly miss her. She is in our prayers.

Carolyn and Orion Campbell

June 25, 2012

Sally and Gary, we were so saddened to hear of your tragic loss. We will always remember Sarah, and we pray that God will ease your grief at this difficult time.

Allison MacKenzie

June 22, 2012

To the Lehmberg Family, You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry to hear about Sarah's passing. I will always remember your famiy's kindness to me when our girls were at Montana Academy. My prayers are with you.

Connie Wright

June 22, 2012

Tommy and I send our thoughts and prayers to your lovely family. I wish we could hold you in our arms and help you breathe. I know Larry will conduct a lovely service to honor the life of precious Sarah. God bless.

Carol Duplichan

June 22, 2012

Gary, Sally & John - my thoughts and prayers are with all of you today.