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Sarah Jean (Head) Gladstone

August 8, 1948 ~ October 18, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Sarah Gladstone Obituary

Sarah Jean (Head) Gladstone died peacefully in Lilburn, Georgia on Wednesday, October 18, 2023. 

She was born in San Diego, California in 1948 to Rex Head and Norma Clinger. She is survived by her ten children, Tim, David, Julie, James, Adam, Janet, Jeff, Suzanne, Michael, and Steven; and their families. She also has seven siblings, Lorraine, Carolyn, Grant, James, Nellie (deceased), Maurine, and Marie.

After graduating from El Capitan High School in 1966, Sarah graduated from beauty school. She often used her skills to do hair for her family and friends. Growing up in the Rock 'N Roll era - she loved rock music and continued to listen to her favorite music as she aged. She also had a major sweet tooth and was known to have a freezer full of frozen candy bars at any given time.

While she was a longtime resident of California, Sarah lived in Georgia over the past few years. 

While in Georgia, she met Louise Spencer who ministered to her for several years and remained her closest friend; she regularly visited her at the nursing home and hospital until her passing.

Sarah was a deeply creative soul who loved art in all its many forms. She enjoyed using her artistic talent to draw, paint, create jewelry, take photographs, and so much more. She even decided to try her hand at oil painting with no professional training by copying the Old Masters. She created almost exact copies of famous paintings such as Thomas Gainsborough's The Blue Boy, Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, and Rembrandt's Titus, as well as amazing landscapes. She was an especially skilled seamstress who enjoyed creating custom clothing for herself and for her children. She loved to hand-stitch and hand-paint each item she made. She always added extra sparkle to everything including her shoes. She just loved to sparkle.

Along with being a talented artist, she was a skilled businesswoman and very proud of her success. She made a name for herself selling her unique artwork for many years. She never believed there was something she couldn’t do, whether it was making homemade wheat bread, landscaping a yard, or building a brick planter for the garden. She loved to create and learn how to do new things. In her final years she was constantly creating artwork and storing it away hoping to one day be able to get back to work when she got well again.

Sarah had a big heart and was a very caring and giving person who loved buying gifts for her children and grandchildren. She had a soft spot for animals and loved that she was always surrounded by kittens and puppies while she lived with her daughter Julie and her family in Georgia. She especially adored her grandparents and spoke about them often. She loved God and belonged to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She has returned home to be with her family in heaven. May she rest peacefully under God’s watchful care.

Services will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 10am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Valley Center, California. Following the services, she will be laid to rest at the Valley Center Cemetery.

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Funeral Service
November 8, 2023

10:00 AM
Valley Center LDS Ward
14826 Fruitvale Road
Valley Center, CA 92082

Graveside Service
November 8, 2023

12:00 PM
Valley Center Cemetery
28953 Miller Road
Valley Center, CA 92082


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