Sally Kayser Tan

February 15, 1949 - August 5, 2013

Sally Ann Tan, age 64, of Little Elm, Texas passed away on August 5, 2013. She was born on February 15, 1949 in Hartford, Connecticut to Elizabeth Ada (Johnson) and Jerry Kayser. On September 4, 1971, Sally married Joo Eng Tan in Bloomfield, Connecticut. Sally was a Self-Employed Attorney.

Sally is survived by her children, Alex Tan and his wife, Candice of Little Elm, Texas, Elizabeth Gaik Kian Tan and her fiancé, Colin Roy of Mesquite, Texas; three grandchildren, London Alexander Tan, Samantha Caitlyn Tan and Aiden Brennan Doyle; brother, Jeffrey Kayser of Frisco, Texas; niece, Jessica Kayser of New York, New York.

Sally is preceded in death by her husband, Joo Eng Tan; parents, Elizabeth and Jerry Kayser.

A Memorial Service will be held at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Frisco on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 2:00 PM.

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I was so sorry to hear of Sally's sudden passing and extend my deepest sympathy to her children Alex and Liz and your families. I knew Sally from Bates and spent a year with her and Joo Eng at University of Nottingham, taking several day trips to London and exploring Rome. We kept in touch a bit after graduation and I visited Sally and Joo Eng when they lived in NY and Detroit. She was so supportive of us when we adopted our daughter from China. This has been an especially hard period for all of you and I wish for you that your fond memories of your life together will sustain you. Richard Lindo Richard Lindo, August 12, 2013 Sally was a special friend since our days at Bates College, including the year when she and Joo Eng studied in England. We've stayed in touch over the many years since graduation, from the years in Hong Kong through the years in Texas. I remember great conversations about her work in international adoptions and in politics. Her family was so important to her and she was so proud of Alex and Liz's achievements and cared deeply for her grandchildren. I am unable to travel from Maine to be at her service, but I will be there in spirit. My deepest sympathy to Alex and Liz (and your families). I remember when you all visited me in Maine. And my sympathy also to Sally's brother. I hope that your memories of Sally during happy times will help you in the days and years ahead. Many of her friends will miss her terribly. Marcia Baxter, August 9, 2013 I regret the times we never got to have and treasure all those we did. Thank you for being my Aunt, thank you for my cousins, thank you for the memories. Allirah Gaik Sim Tan, August 9, 2013 How grateful we are that we made the 2012 visit & spent time with you & the family. We will long remember our pleasure retracing some of a trip you had taken with Joo Eng along the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway. You were so pleased to have Aiden come along & we were also the beneficiaries of a little American history & culture. We will remember your somewhat flexible notion of deadlines, your intelligence & political fervor, your generosity & the fact that you accomplished many good things in your lifetime. Dominique Tan, August 9, 2013 I will sorely miss you, Sally. You were a great friend and such a caring person. Iris Vallarino, August 8, 2013