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    Sarah Mondale, 1941-2020

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    Sarah Mondale spent her last few days at home, visiting with family who traveled to be with her before she left this world behind on June 8, 2020.

    Sarah’s life was full of adventure and she had lots of stories to tell. Being the daughter of an innovative entrepreneur and a creative problem solver, she grew up in many unique places, including a farm in Missouri, and a dude ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

    Sarah loved her family deeply and will be glad to join her parents, Wallace and Alice Hiatt, brother, Wally, and sister, MaryAnne Walker. She is survived by a sister, Nancy Russell, and two brothers, Robert and Craig Hiatt, as well as her five children; Jan, Jaye, Charlie, Mike and Nancy; and her nine grandchildren.

    Sarah loved to be on the road, to see family and all of the amazing unique areas of our natural world. She made it to almost every state in the USA and several other countries. Her grandchildren have amazing memories of the long trips they enjoyed with her to national and state parks, and how far she would travel to see each of them.

    She liked to consider her epitaph, “Jill of all trades, masterfully won!” She worked hard all her life, including childhood dude ranch duties, owning her own Native American trading stores (as well as a laundromat and bookstore), facilitating river trips in Moab, long haul truck driver and driving massive haul trucks at a gold mine near Elko, Nevada.

    At times she worked up to four jobs to make ends meet for her family. After all that, she often said her favorite job was as a school bus driver. In the end, despite several years of pain, she continued to live life to the fullest and on her own terms.

    If she facilitated any happiness in your life at any time, please think of her, as she believed that was her purpose in life. Enjoy a peaceful place in the desert sun and wish her well.

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