Sara J. Latimer, 90, of Harbor Springs, passed away Aug. 6, 2013, at her home.
She was born July 8, 1923, in Ridgeway, Iowa, to Elmer and Evelyn (Miller) Ringoen. After attending schools in Ridgeway, Osceola, Des Moines and Iowa Falls, Iowa, she graduated from the University of Iowa College of Commerce in 1943.
She married Ray A. Latimer in Iowa Falls on May 2, 1943. Following World War II ,they resided in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Sao Paulo, Brazil and Brentwood-Shenfield, England. Sara taught high school in Owasa, Iowa, and was employed by the Hamilton Watch Co. of Lancaster, Pa., the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Fla., the U.S. Maritime Service in New London, Conn., and the Vernor Ginger Ale Co. of Detroit. When they retired, they lived in Good Hart, Mich., and Naples, Fla.
Sara was a member of the Naples United Church of Christ and an associate member of the First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs and Redpath Memorial Presbyterian Church of Cross Village.
Music, books and community service were always a vital part of Sara's life. She sang in high school trio and choral groups and church choirs throughout most of her adult life. She served on several committees and boards including the committee to pass a millage to establish the Bloomfield Township Library, the board of trustees of the Congregational Church of Birmingham, Mich., various school and church library committees, president of a women's club in Brentwood, England, a planning committee for parks in Good Hart and the board of directors for their condominium in Naples, Fla. She was a member of the PEO Sisterhood since 1946 and belonged to Chapter DV in Iowa Falls, Chapter AV and CO in Royal Oak, Mich., and Chapter FH in Harbor Springs. Gardening was a life-long hobby.
Sara is survived by her husband, Ray; son, David and his wife, Mari, of Bend, Ore.; daughter, Peg Myers and her husband, Tom, of Charlevoix; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service is pending at Schiller Funeral Home, Harbor Springs.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Readmond-Friendship-Cross Village Fire and Rescue at 8297 W. Robinson Road, Harbor Springs, MI 49740.
Online condolences may be made at www.stonefuneralhomeinc.com.