Sarah Rayola (Bennett) Gard

Date of birth  - December 7, 1928

Date of death  - April 7, 2011

Sarah Rayola Piuser Gard, 82, died April 7, 2011 in Molalla. She was born December 7, 1928 in Elmira, Oregon to Ray L. and Ina (Zumwalt) Bennett.

She attended Liberal Grade School and graduated from Molalla High School in 1946.

She worked on the family farm in Molalla and later went to work as a manager at Loaves and Fishes. From about 1979 until her retirement, she provided in-home health care for Molalla residents.

She was a member of Hope Fellowship in Wilsonville for the past 13 years. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking, traveling and spending time with her family.

On August 9, 1980 she married Cliff Gard. She was previously married to Roy Piuser.

Survivors include her son, Ralph Piuser of Molalla; daughters, Luann Clark of Aurora and Kim Leedham of Molalla; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lois R. Piuser, in 1960.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, April 16, at 3 pm at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Molalla, with Pastor Jim Lincoln officiating, Molalla Funeral Chapel is handling the arragements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross.