Sally Jean Martel-Straehli passed away on March 20, 2023 at her home in League City Texas. Sally was born on September 18,1965 in Houston Texas and was adopted shortly after by her loving parents Joseph and Maude (Horne) Martel.
Sally’s parents Joseph and Maude “Billie” and her sister Jennifer Manis predeceased her. Sally is survived by a brother Perry (Karen Schaffer) Ahlfinger from Tucson Arizona. She is also survived by a very close cousin Mary Rollins VanderNoot from Lebanon New Hampshire and special bio Aunt Erika and William Rochelle of Kemah Texas. Her adoring fur babies also survives her, Sampson, Luna, Minni, JJ Wats, Leo, Buddy and Rosie Marie. They have all found loving new homes.
Sally graduated from North Shore High School and became a talented hair stylist. Her love for animals took her into animal rescue and welfare. She worked for Pet Vet Baybrook Animal Hospital and volunteered for many rescue groups in the area. Along with her passion for animals she was an incredible cook, loved to garden and the beach was her happy place. Sally had the biggest heart in Texas and THAT is pretty big! She will missed by so many and we are all heart broken.
A cremation has occurred and a public celebration of Sally’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to an animal welfare or rescue society of your choice. You can also donate to Crisis Center for Domestic Violence of Galveston County in Sally’s name.