Sally Tuttle Memorial Service

Nov 27, 2016 by

Sally Tuttle Memorial Service

Sally Sipherd Tuttle, 86, a longtime resident and community leader of Mokelumne Hill, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Sally, along with her husband, the late Judge Richard Tuttle, made Mokelumne Hill their primary home for the last sixty years. Although they traveled the world it was here they would raise their family of five children and where they enjoyed outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing and camping in the Sierras. Sally also led an active life of community service.

Sally had a passion for reading and led efforts for many years to build the new Calaveras County Library in San Andreas. In addition, she was key to establishing the Mokelumne Hill branch library and was also a charter member of the “Dirty Book Club” (Friends of the Library) who volunteered to clean and organize book donations.

In Mokelumne Hill, Sally held past positions as president of the Parent-Teachers Group, president of Friends of the Library, and president of the Mokelumne Hill Community Club.  As a volunteer she worked for the Mokelumne Hill School, the Mokelumne Hill Community Historical Trust,  and the Mokelumne Hill History Society.

She was preceded in death by her husband Dick and her son Jeff Tuttle. She is survived by her son Raglan Tuttle of Mokelumne Hill and daughters Cinny Cowgill of Mokelumne Hill, Andrea Kornbluh of Ohio, and Anna Villegas of Nevada City;  grandchildren Anna and Greg Kornbluh, Addie Villegas, Lexie Kalbach, Mia O’Neal, Mae Cowgill, Victoria, Ricky and Anna Tuttle; and great granddaughters Mira, Josie and Marlow.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday December 3, 2016 at the San Andreas Main Library,  beginning at 2:00 p.m.

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  1. I was Sally,s neighbor. She was always very helpful at her library. She was a true lady. Her devoted energy will be missed. I appreciated her
    Efforts toward all fine arts.

  2. Sally was a devoted fine arts person. She provided our town with a wonderful library, the main reason I chose to live here. her presence and positive energy will be missed.

  3. Eleanor Peterson

    We did already have a small library when the Tuttles moved here. It was in Goldia Shuck’s living room in the then-post office building. Not so grand as our current facility, of course.