Sallie "Deane" Almand

Sallie "Deane" Almand

February 19, 1931 - June 01, 2024

Sallie "Deane" Almand

February 19, 1931 - June 01, 2024


Sallie “Deane” (Morgan) Almand

Mission Viejo, CA, Saturday, June 1, 2024.  It is with great sadness that we share the news of Deane Almand’s (93) passing.  She died peacefully at her home after a series of unrelated heath challenges over the past year.  She is survived by her only son, Chuck Almand, and his life partner, Kent Taylor.  She is also survived by her sister-in-law Carolyn Morgan, who resides in Georgia, her son, Clifford and daughter, Laura and their children.

Deane was born in Atlanta, Georgia, February 19, 1931, and was the oldest child of Elsie and Orie Morgan.  Deane attended Brown & Russell High Schools and graduated as a member of the 1948 class.  Until her death, she maintained lasting lifelong friendship with a number of her junior and high school friends.

After high school Deane met and married Charlie Almand also from Atlanta, Georgia, they later married and had one son, Chuck Almand in 1959. They divorced many years later.   Deane spent most of her career in senior living health care in Rockville, Maryland.  She retired in 2001 and moved to Clermont, Florida to be near her son.  She lived in the Summit Greens community and was a member of the Clermont Methodist Church and was active in food service outreach to those in need in the community.  She enjoyed her friendships with many neighbors in Summit Greens and in the church.

Most recently, Deane moved in December 2022 to Mission Viejo, California, to be close to her son.  She was a resident at Ivy Park, a beautiful senior living facility.  Deane found many new friends at Ivy Park and participated in all the arts and crafts classes they had to offer.  She enjoyed making jewelry, holiday and special occasion cards and watercolor paintings, all of which she was incredibly good at.  She kept a wonderful treasure of scrapbooks spanning a lifetime of mementos and photographs of family and friends.

Deane was a wonderful, loving, kind and caring mother and the best friend anyone could ask for.  She loved to laugh, was a good listener, loved music, traveling, and she had a strong faith.  She will be missed terribly by her family and all of those who knew and loved her.

We invite you to visit a special memorial site that honors her life and write a few words to share with the family and other friends and visitors.  The site also has information about plans for a Celebration of Life to be held in her honor.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested a donation be made in her name at the National Breast Cancer Research Foundation at:

Celebration Of Life

  • Date & Time: June 14, 2024 (2:00 PM)
  • Venue: Ivy Park At Mission Viejo
  • Location: 27783 Center Drive Mission Viejo, CA 92692 - (Get Directions)

National Breast Cancer Research Foundation

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