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NOV. 30, 1919 -- APRIL 25, 2005

A memorial service for Sarah S. "Sally" Livermore, a local artist, will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Wood Funeral Home, 784 Main St., East Aurora. Mrs. Livermore died Monday in her South Wales home after a brief illness. She was 85.

Born Sarah Shearer in Buffalo, she graduated from the Park School and studied at Colorado College of Fine Arts.

In the summer of 1939, she and her sister, Mary, went to Europe, where she planned to study art at the University of Grenoble in France. But the onset of World War II disrupted those plans, and they returned home.

Mrs. Livermore was known for her depictions of animals on pottery and inventive wood cuts.

Her husband of 51 years, Charles, died in 1999.

Survivors include two daughters, Sarah Marom of South Wales and Rebecca Bates of Java Center; a son, Jonathan of South Wales; two stepsons, P. Charles of Forest Hills and Fella F. of Pine Island, Fla.; two sisters, Mary Ardelle Pitkin and Anne E. Bell, both of East Aurora; a brother, David Shearer of Venice, Calif.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


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