Sally Boots

July 27, 1930March 10, 2013

SALLY LORRAINE BOOTS Passed away Sunday, March 10, 2013, in Riverside, California at the age of 82. She was born July 27, 1930, in Elkhart, Indiana, and was a proud Riverside resident for over 45 years. Sally was a world traveler with her husband, Bob, whom she married August 30, 1948. She was the heart & soul of her family. A consummate storyteller well known for befriending people everywhere, she cared for others' homes as if they were her own and will be remembered most for her love of life, laughter, and big heart. Her strength, independence, and larger-than-life personality were indelible; she will truly be missed. She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Knecht; her son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Diane Boots; her sister, Fran Firstenberger; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Services will begin 11 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2013, at Acheson & Graham Mortuary, 7944 Magnolia Ave., Riverside (951-688-1221). The Interment will follow at 12:45 p.m. at Riverside National Cemetery.


  • Funeral Service Friday, March 22, 2013

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Chandrika Yagnik

March 21, 2013

We were luckly to spend time with Sally whenever she visited her grandson Michael (our son-in-law), our daughter Avni and our grandson Aakash. We also started calling her grandma, which she didn't mind. You will always be remembered by your jolly, fun loving nature.

Kelly Hinosawa

March 19, 2013

Such a beautiful person who always made everyone feel loved. We are so lucky to have crossed paths with Sally; a wonderful grandmother, mom and friend.

Scott Moore

March 19, 2013

Sally is the classiest woman I ever knew and the best Aunt a guy could ever have. Aunt Sal really knew how to get the most out of life traveling the world meeting new people and places. I am so thankful for having her in my life and a better person for it. You will always be in our hearts and minds each and every day. All our Love Scott & Mary Parent-Moore

March 19, 2013

Grandma, I miss you each and every day. I have to remind myself I can't just pick up the phone and hear your happy voice anymore. I know you are in a better place and that does help with healing.

Love you forever,

Berandette Fiallos

March 19, 2013

I feel fortunate to have met her through my brother-in-law, Chris Boots. She definitely loved to laugh and I will always remember that way. May she rest in peace and I pray for comfort for the love ones she left behind.

Suzanne Hartzell

March 18, 2013

Definitely a one-of-a-kind Grandmother with a big heart, bright smile and great laugh! Her light shines on and on. With love and sympathy from the Hartzell family.

Viviane Baerenklau

March 18, 2013

I am glad I had the opportunity to meet Sally and WOW, what a lively person she was! I know you will be greatly missed!