Sarah Curry Page

July 25, 2017

Sarah Curry Page died well into her 100th year on July 25, 2017 at the Stewart Health Center, Cypress of Charlotte. Dr. George Dantzler Page, her devoted husband of nearly 75 years, died June 17.

Sarah was born March 1, 1918 in her maternal grandparents’ home in Greenville, SC, and named for her beloved grandmother, Sarah Milford. Her parents, Ravenel and Dora Curry, brother Boykin, sister Dora (Dolie), and dog Pete lived on E. Cambridge Avenue in Greenwood, SC. as far back as she could remember, in a warm neighborhood and close-knit family.

After graduating from Converse College (where she was YWCA president), she received a Master of Library Science at Emory University and served as a children’s librarian while waiting for George (also from Greenwood) to finish medical school at Emory University. They were married on Halloween in 1942 and lived in Atlanta until active army orders took them to Riverside, California. They returned home for the delivery of their first son, G. Dan Page, Jr., after which George was shipped out to the Pacific front.

After the war and George’s surgical residency at Emory, the couple welcomed their second son, Bruce Curry Page, moving almost immediately to Charlotte. As the children grew, they lived for 24 years on Cassamia Place, traveling back to Greenwood for family holidays much of that time. The couple enjoyed gardening, tennis, bridge, and needlework. They danced and saw much of the world together. Sarah was a superb cook like her mother, and renowned for reading several books a week for decades!

Taking pride in her sons’ and grandchildren’s careers, Sarah eagerly welcomed extended family for 23 years to a home on Queens Road East, and hosted numerous gatherings at Lake Wylie.

After Dr. Page’s retirement (1985), they had some of their best years together and continued to travel.   They moved to the Cypress of Charlotte in 1998, becoming croquet and chair volleyball stars. Sarah endured a lengthy illness and welcomed tender care from staff at the Stewart Health Center. She and George felt deep thanks for guidance from Hospice & Palliative Care, Charlotte Region.

Sarah is survived by her sons G. Dan Page, Jr. (wife Anne) and Bruce Curry Page (wife Susan). Her grandchildren are David Page (wife Shelly and 3 daughters), Melissa Pracht (husband Ken Wohlrob), Brandon Pracht (wife Susan, 2 sons, 1 daughter), Elisabeth Masters (husband Craig), and Lukas Austin-Page. Devoted companion and caregiver, Willette Digsby, lengthened and enriched the Pages’ lives for 35 years.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are encouraged to Hospice & Palliative Care, Charlotte Region,

1420 E. 7th St., Charlotte 28204; Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 2501 Oxford Place, Charlotte 28207; or Myers Park Baptist Church 1900 Queens Road, Charlotte 28207.

A memorial service will be held in the Community Hall, the Cypress of Charlotte, at 2:30 on Saturday, August 5 with a visitation to follow. Burial will be private.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Services, 1321 Berkeley Ave Charlotte NC 28204. Online condolences at www.kennethpoeservices.com Phone: 704 641-7606

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  • Richard Harris

    My condolences to the Page family.
    Sarah always had a friendly greeting & engaging smile.
    She is now at peace & with her most caring & devoted
    husband, Dr. George Page.
    Richard Harris
    Stewart Health Center@CypressClub (retired)

  • Richard Harris

    My deepest sympathy to the family of Sarah Curry Page