Sara Yates Kenworthy |

Sara Yates Kenworthy

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Sara Yates “Cissy” Kenworthy, of Pensacola, Fla., died peacefully on April 24, 2010 at The Haven of Our Lady of Peace with both of her daughters, Puddy Bear and Becky Dumeresque at her side.

She was born on Oct. 11, 1921 to Ruth and Jack Yates of Luverne, Ala. where she lived with her family. In 1939, she attended Huntington College, and graduated in 1943. She married the love of her life, Captain Charles “Chuck” Kenworthy in September of the same year. For the next thirty years, she traveled the world as a United States Air Force wife with her husband and daughters. She was known as a beautiful, gracious lady who mastered the art of entertaining. The years spent in Weisbaden, Germany were especially memorable as they were part of the young “jet setting” fledgling European golfing community from Villa D’este to The British Amateur. After ten glorious years in Tuscaloosa, Ala. they retired to their home in Perdido Bay in 1977. She has been a member of several ladies bridge groups for the last 25 years. She was also a member of The Aqua Belles Water Aerobics since its inception. She was a member of the Perdido Bay Ladies Golf Association for years as well. She was a charter member of the Perdido Bay United Methodist Church which she attended regularly.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father, brother and soul-mate Chuck Kenworthy.

She is survived by her two daughters and their families, Puddy and Tommy Bear of Perdido Key, Fla.; granddaughters, Allyson Campbell and Clarke Bear; great grandchildren Catherine and Wills Campbell; Becky and Michael Dumeresque of Aspen; grandchildren, Barclay Dodge and Ashley Ward, great grandchildren Tyler and Treven Ward.

Presiding over the memorial will be Reverend Jack DeJarnette and Reverend Darren McClellan. The family invites you to a Celebration of Life service on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 11a.m. at the Perdido Bay United Methodist Church with a reception to follow in the community center.

In lieu of flowers, please donations can be made to the Perdido Bay United Methodist Church, 13660 Innerarity Point Road, Pensacola, FL 32507. Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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