Sally Kim Arner, a resident of Danville, CA, died at home on November 1. She was 61. The cause of death was ovarian cancer.
Sally was born in Butler, PA, attended Butler High School and earned a BS in nursing from Capital University in Columbus, OH. She worked for several years as a registered nurse in Ohio and Washington, DC, before moving into the information technology side of the healthcare industry. Sally held positions at Johnson & Johnson and General Electric before joining Kaiser Permanente's technology department at its headquarters in Oakland, CA, where she rose to the level of executive director. She is also an alumna of the Contra Costa County leadership program.
Though she was a lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan, Sally adopted the Oakland Raiders as her home team when she moved to northern California in 1995. Among her other favorites: a good glass of wine with friends, global travel, elephants and Halloween.
She is predeceased by her mother, Jacqueline Graham and her brother, Anthony G. Graham. Survivors include her father, Robert Graham of Lakeland, FL; her brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Faith Arner, of New York, NY; her adopted cat, Annie; and her beloved niece and nephew, Caitlin and Geoffrey Arner. Her family expresses a heartfelt thank you to the many kind friends who supported Sally throughout her life and illness. A more devoted and delightful bunch of people is hard to find.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, Hope Hospice of Dublin, CA, or a charity of your choice.
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