In Loving Memory Of Sally Brennan


If hugs were traded on the stock market, we would be broke but happy

Please join us in celebrating the life of our beloved Sally Brennan. 


The celebration will be held Saturday, January 11th from 1-4pm at the Dream Inn in Santa Cruz. 175 W Cliff dr. Santa Cruz, CA, 95060 (831) 426-4330


All are welcome to share written stories or memories and photos. A book will be compiled of everyone's contributions. There will also be an opportunity to record a story at the event, but we ask that each person take a maximum of 3 minutes so all can have a chance to share. 

Please RSVP and send any questions to  [email protected]  so we can have a general head count. Accommodations available at the Dream Inn.  Be sure to mention you are attending Sally's celebration.

Sally Brennan passed away of natural causes surrounded by loving family in her home on September 24th at 5. :20 AM

Sally touched lives simply by being herself, whether with a hug, the gift of a rock, or sharing her true curiosity for life.  She was prone to unprovoked acts of kindness, beauty, and love.

Her professional life reflected her strong values in social justice and public service: as a pediatric nurse, in a court-referral program, as Executive Director of Cupertino Community Services, and serving on the Board of Directors of Mid Peninsula Support Network for Battered Women.  She remained politically and socially active her entire life. 

 After becoming a widow at age 20 to her first husband, Larry Beeson, she was remarried to Terry Brennan. Together they raised four children and numerous “foster” children. Sally also was a PTA President, a Cub Scout den leader, Campfire Girl leader, Sunday school teacher and more. The door to her home was always open, and the house was often as full as her heart.

She had a way of always looking at life through the eyes of a child, seeing wonderment in the ordinary, and everyday.  She was adept at finding, nurturing, and allowing the good in all she met to take root and grow.

Those who took her petite size as an indication of her stature were invariably surprised that so much energy, intellect, and strength were in such a small package.  She had very small shoes, but they will be impossible to fill.

Sally is survived by her brother, 4 children, six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in her name to Hospice of Santa Cruz, Sempervirens Fund or the charity of your choice.

Please follow this link to Sally’s face book page and website for information on her life