Alexander-White-Mullen Funeral Home and Mt Lebanon Cemetery

11101 Saint Charles Rock Road, St. Ann, MO


Sarah N. Sanguinet

July 12, 1988May 18, 2020
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Sarah Sanguinet 07/12/1988 — 05/18/2020

Sarah Nicole Sanguinet, age 31, passed away Monday, May 18, 2020. Sarah was a beloved daughter, sister and friend. She was a passionate soccer coach and player, a sports enthusiast, athlete and major advocate for women’s soccer. She was a driven journalist and spent much of her career chasing her passion and writing sports stories. When she wasn’t coaching soccer, you could find her playing on the field herself. She started playing soccer at five years old, continued in high school and college, and still played recreationally multiple days a week in her adult life. Her mean left-footed shot was dangerous and her competitive nature was inspiring.

Sarah graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2012 and spent the last several years living and working in her hometown of St. Louis. For the last five years, she coached two youth girls soccer teams for JB Marine Soccer Club. She was dedicated to empowering young women and her extraordinary enthusiasm for soccer will live on in others.

Her infectious and robust laughter combined with her glowing smile illuminated every room she stepped foot in. She loved music, cooking, traveling and working out. Sarah also loved animals and the outdoors. She was fearless, curious and not afraid to ask whatever was on her mind. Many describe her as someone who was truly full of life, energy and love. She will be deeply missed and never forgotten.

Sarah is survived by her mother, Robin Sanguinet, her father, Bruce Sanguinet, her brother, Brian Sanguinet, her sister, Lauren Sanguinet, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

The family strongly encourages those who knew Sarah to share a memory or message below in the online guestbook. Please help them to remember her beautiful soul and celebrate her life. Friends may visit from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m. A private service for family and those with invitations will be held at 2 p.m. with private inurnment to follow at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. With COVID-19 Social Distancing Mandates, the maximum capacity for the funeral home is 75 people at one time. We want everyone to be able to express their condolences to the family and then provide time for other guests as Sarah was a very loved member of the St. Louis community. We are very appreciative of your understanding.


  • Memorial Gathering

    Friday, May 29, 2020

  • Private Services

    Friday, May 29, 2020


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Mary/Gary Schroeder

June 1, 2020

Words cannot even begin to express our sadness for you all. Sarah was an amazing young woman and she was so fortunate to have such a wonderful family!
Take Care!
Gary and Mary Schroeder

Denise Johnson

May 31, 2020

Our Dear Loving Sarah,
I first met Sarah when she was entering 7th grade. My Lauren and Sarah became INSTANT best friends with Laura OToole. I became instant friends with Robin!
Unfortunately, we had to move back to Fl. Sarah and Lauren kept connected off and on through phone calls etc. Their friendship flourished again beginning of their college years. Sarah, you are such a Beautiful girl inside and out!!! Your laugh could make any one laugh and so many times the laughter I shared with you were definitely belly laughs!!! Oh, then was your competitive spirit! You had a spirit that lit up your team mates; you were tenacious! I loved it!!!! You were so accomplished and smart! Thank you Lord for giving us Sarah for this short time. and allowing our paths to cross. IYou touched MANY, but you definitely touched my heart! I love you sweet girl and now you are home with our Lord!!!! Hearts are breaking here on earth and I promise you that I will keep tabs on your lovely mamma!!!!❤️😇❤️😇❤️😇❤️😇

Pat Grassmuck

May 29, 2020

I remember going down to Juarez with Sarah on a trip with St. John’s. I loved Sarah’s authenticity and competitive spirit.
Love you Robin, Brian, and Lauren💕

Debbi Stinnett

May 29, 2020

Since hearing you arrived in Texas after Brian and keeping up on your first years I knew you were special! So fun and tenacious and always taking charge ! Then your baby sister Lauren arrived after you moved back to St Louis, your partner and now a perfect 3 some of Sanguinet’s! So many wonderful memories of all your family through the years! Loved having you come and stay with us the few times for soccer tournaments or traveling back from Texas. Steve and I watched you grow into a beautiful accomplished soccer player, coach and journalist. You made your parents , Brian and Lauren proud ! We love you , and will miss your beautiful smile and infectious laugh and know God has you in his arms # 6!

Alli Van Lue

May 28, 2020

Sarah and I became fast friends in high school. We spent all of our time together being as silly as possible or riding around in her car blasting music. Not sure if we were the best influences on each other but we sure did have a good time :)
Through Sarah I became part of a family. Brian and Lauren became close friends and Robin was always there to give us disapproving but loving looks. She introduced me to her vast network of friends and made me feel accepted and loved in what was otherwise a very alienating time.
Sarah was one of the most fiercely loyal friends I had in high school. I loved that it was impossible to be sad around her. Her infectious laugh and positive attitude got me through many tough times.
My deepest sympathy to Robin, Bruce, Brian, and Lauren. Sarah was an extremely special person.


Lauren Huckstep (Stockell)

May 28, 2020

Sarah was always down to play. Always. If someone wanted to get a team together, she was ready to sign up, pay for the whole group and make it happen!!

In high school we played against each other, but trained in the off season together on occasion. Our lives brought us back together at Mizzou while she was finishing up her degree and I started PT school. We played club together for 2 years there, and had the privilege of winning a national championship!

During my last year of PT school, we spent quite a bit of time together leading up to Christmas break- cooking dinner and having wine nights :) it was a stressful time for both of us, so it was nice to have a teammate around to hang with and decompress. We lost touch the past few years, but every time I saw a picture of her STILL playing, coaching and showing her passionate connection to the game my heart smiled and it brought me back. I will always think of her when I have a ball at my feet.
RIP sweet lady 😘

Teresa Wickenhauser

May 28, 2020

The JB Marine 2006 Garabedian girls team would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Sarah’s loved ones. We hope that happy memories of Sarah bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Our team made a contribution today to the Humane Society to honor Sarah’s love of animals.

Megan Guletz (Wolf)

May 28, 2020

I can’t fully remember when we officially became good friends, but I have memories that date all the back to elementary school. I vividly remember coming over after school, jumping on your trampoline, planing for our middle school parties, and cooking popcorn chicken in the oven, our favorite after school snack. Through high school and college we remained good friends. Many nights were filled with so much laughter and good times that I will never forget. No weekend night was ever boring, you could always find something for us to do and new friends to meet. You always seemed to know everyone and were a friend to all. I will truly cherish all the memories we had together and you will always hold a special place in my heart. I wish you all the peace in the world, we will meet again one day, my friend.

Meaghan (Blaine) Ferneau

May 28, 2020

Our friendship really went all the way back to grade school. Although we lost touch over the years, some of my favorite memories through soccer life will be with Sarah. I will always remember how we used to have sleepovers after big games or practice, and many times we went to Fitz's Rootbeer, either with the whole team or just a few of us. We would laugh for hours around those tables drinking all the rootbeer our little bodies could take. It was really something being able to experience Sarah's soccer skills on so many teams, through so many years, and on so many levels. Being her goalie was an easy job with skills like hers - probably how we went from church league to select to highschool together! The world lost a great one, and she will be forever missed. The Blaine family sends their condolences, love, and prayers to you all. Rest in peace, Sarah.

Eryn Mitchell

May 27, 2020

Sarah (my Lil Shi-Shi - this is what we called one another) was one of my best friends all through high school and college. We were extremely close, and shared so many memorable experiences. Sarah cared so much about others, I always could count on her. She introduced me to my now husband, and always wanted the best for me. We spent almost every single day together, wether it was at one of our houses, high school parties, trying to get out of computer class, or just driving around listening to music (which she had such a passion for). There was no one that made me laugh the way she did - we had so many inside jokes and laughed so hard that it drove our other friends crazy. She holds such a special place in my heart. I will cherish those memories forever & wish the whole Sanguinet family peace and much love. Rest easy Shi Shi <3


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