Sally Louise Reams
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Sally Louise (Tryhus) Reams age 65 of Grand Junction, Colorado passed away in her home on September 11, 2021 of a rare ocular melanoma. Sally was born January 23, 1956 in Mankato, Minnesota to Roy and Mary Tryhus. She always said she grew up in a "Father Knows Best Family". Sally graduated from Mankato West High School in 1974 and went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Community Health from LaCrosse University in Wisconsin. Sally moved to Boulder, Colorado and worked for the Hall of Life Center in Denver. She met the love of her life, Charles "Chuck" Reams in 1980. They were married in 1983 and moved to Grand Junction, Colorado. Sally and Chuck raised two amazing children, Zachary and Mallory. Sally worked 33 years for Hilltop and St. Mary's Hospital in various health & wellness programs, eventually retiring as a Cardiac Pulmonary Therapist at St. Mary's Life Center. She loved her patients, and she developed lifetime relationships with them long after their rehabilitation ended. Sally demonstrated kindness, compassion, courage and resilience.
Sally loved cooking and baking for her family and friends. Her favorite treat was batches of M&M oatmeal cookies. She enjoyed writing out recipes to try for her family and friends. She enjoyed gardening, book club, going to craft fairs, spending time with her family, and being a Nana to her granddaughter, Maylin.
Grateful for having shared her life are her husband Charles Reams, son Zachary (Melissa) Reams, daughter Mallory Reams, granddaughter Maylin Reams, sister Mary Lynn (Lee) Tryhus, brother Steve (Patti) Tryhus, brother-in-law Nick (Ann) Sovell, mother-in-law, Leatha (Warren) Reams, and many nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Sally was preceded in death by her mother, father, sisters Ann and Katie, brother-in-law, Lee Schwanke and her father-in-law, Warren Reams. A Celebration of Life will be held on September 26, 2021 from 1:30-4:00PM at Bella Bolettino Farms, 3857 North River Road, Palisade, Colorado 81526. Anyone that knew her is invited to attend.