Sally Jane Raftery
Sally Jane Raftery, 52, passed away peacefully from chronic disease on December 29, 2019 with family present. She will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by family and friends across the country.

Sally grew up in national parks, then went to school in Acton, MA and Rhode Island. She married and moved to Oklahoma about 25 years ago, making Norman her home. She worked in accounting and retail, then found her true passion-earning an advanced degree and working in community counseling to help those most in need. Sally was both feisty and sweet, and cared deeply. She had a wonderful sense of humor-wickedly astute, irreverent, goofy. She loved Harry Potter and horror movies, good food and especially animals. The family thanks the caring staff at Norman Regional Hospital and memorial gifts may be made to NRH Hospitality House, 516 E Rich St. The memorial service will be January 25, 2020 at 4pm. Email for location.
Published on January 23, 2020


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Sheila lannak
Jan 30, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. There is a special angel in heaven for all of you now just like Myles. May God be with all of you now and in the future.
Elaine Barrett
Jan 26, 2020
I met Sally at a place where we both worked. Sally achieved her counselor license. She was a great counselor to the kids we worked with. We went to the Medieval Fair in Norman together. We had some fun times. Sally was a great person to talk to. I’m sad that she’s no longer with us on this earth. Her soul has evolved. She will be remembered by me and many others, always.
Steven Larracey
Jan 24, 2020
All of the memories, there are too many to share. The long hours talking, listening to music or just sitting in silence. I miss those days, but will cherish the memories for a lifetime. I love you Sally.
Marc Toscano
Jan 24, 2020
Too many laughs, too many phone calls about everything or nothing, a whole lotta love...but not enough words to tell ya how much I miss you.
Marc Toscano
Jan 24, 2020
Too many stories, too many laughs, , a whole lotta love, even with all the phone calls about everything and nothing...and still there aren't enough words to to tell you how much I miss you.
Deborah Chase
Jan 24, 2020
I don't have the words to sum up the giggles, the books shared, the all night discussions about philosophy and music and what movie we should pick up from Blockbuster, the mutual love of Alcott, Thoreau, and Hawthorne and the ongoing but never fulfilled plans to visit their homes together, the brightness, the distance, and the love. From the day we first met at RIC until Sally left New England we were inseparable friends. As time and distance grew we spoke less but her friendship is an indelible part of who I am today. Rest in Peace, Sal, the heavens are brighter for having you.