In Memory

Sally Burbank (McDougall) - Class Of 1965

Sally Burbank (McDougall)

McDougall (Burbank), Sally 12/3/1946 - 1/27/2022 Saginaw, MI Sally A. McDougall (Burbank) December 3, 1946 – January 27, 2022 Born in Saginaw, MI Resided in Chesaning, MI Sally passed peacefully with loved ones by her side at Covenant Hospital in Saginaw, MI. Sally graduated from Arthur Hill High School and lived in and around Saginaw nearly her entire wonderful life. Sally had her only child (Carolyn) from her first marriage (William Zinck). After many years of single life, she met a remarkable man, James McDougall and the two were married in 2005. James and Sally were truly inseparable during their nearly 17-year marriage. Sally retired from Holy Cross Children's Services where she worked in office administration. She took great pride in playing an important role helping the many young people Holy Cross serves. Sally's other great passion was animals. She was an avid supporter of the Michigan Humane Society and loved her many dogs and cats over the years. Sally was also very active in her local chapter of TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) and served in numerous leadership roles including the role of Chapter President. The best job she ever had was as Grandma to her only grandchild Thomas. She often said it was this job that paid her the most! Sally is survived by her loving husband James McDougall, (step children James A. McDougall and Jamie Colver (Chris)) as well as James' large and loving extended family, daughter Carolyn Gwisdalla (Steven), her only grandchild Thomas, sister-in-law Donna Burbank, mother-in-law Joan McDougall and many extended family and friends. Sally was preceded by her parents William and Christine (Tomasek) Burbank, sister Patricia and brother William (Donna) and father-in-law Laverne McDougall (Joan). Per her wishes, Sally requested to be cremated and a private memorial will be held at a date to be determined. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider donating to the Michigan Humane Society in her memory by going to and follow the links to Memorial Giving. Please send notification to family of Sally McDougall care of


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01/30/22 06:27 PM #1    

Barbara J. Cheshire (Van Herweg)

To my dear friend Sally..... We sure had fun when we were young.  We have been friends since South Elementary  and AHHS days.  I introduced you to Bill Zinck and you later married and had little Carolyn. Diana Ebel, you and I "hung" around and had fun just walking to the "Y", Court Theater, Daniel's Den, some times the Golden Glow Ball Room. At Tony's Restaurant we always ordered a steak sandwich, FF and a coke everytime we dined there..We always wondered how the waitress always knew our order??. I do mean we walked every where even to down town Saginaw to shop at Wiechmans, Seitners and Town and Country before we could drive and some times take the bus back if we had any money left. Many times I would walk to your house when school was called off...Finally when the sidewalks were finally plowed and the snow banks would be  actually over our heads.   Those were the days..... always lots of snow!!!!!  Lots of time to walk and talk.............

We passed around at our birthdays "A Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Polka Dot Bikini" as a joke and I wonder what ever happened to it?  The gang in our neighborhood, Diana, Teri, Derinda, Margie and I started a sorority called "Les Petites Temps" and we all wore the name on the back of  our sweatshirts...  we were so" Cool"

Just talked to Sally a few months ago........ It was good talking to her again....  Note: everyone try to keep in touch with friends as we are getting older.... 75 this year. Yipes!!!! 

We will miss you and all of the memories from  our childhood  ........

Barb (Cheshire) Van Herweg  & Diana (Ebel) Haughton Too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. I am very happy you met Jim and lived happily ever after....Lots of hugs to him in his loss .......

01/30/22 08:31 PM #2    

Karen Hassberger (Hoerauf)

I enjoyed getting to know Sally again at several of our reunions. Another one who is gone too soon. 

Barb Cheshire, what wonderful, heartfelt comments. 

04/23/22 03:36 PM #3    

Barbara J. Cheshire (Van Herweg)


Life is precious!!!!



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