Sally Dolores Olmsted Weeks, a lifelong Rye resident, passed away peacefully of natural causes on June 2, 2020 a few weeks shy of her 96th birthday. She died, surrounded by loved ones, in the home her husband built for her in 1964.
She was the eldest daughter of Dorothy (Jenkins) and William Ramon Olmsted of Rye. She attended Milton and Rye Grammar school, and, in 1942 graduated from Rye High School. Three years later she graduated from Greenwich Hospital School of Nursing. In 1945 and 1946, she served in the Nurses Cadet Corps.
On July 22, 1946, she married Charles George Weeks, also of Rye, after he returned wounded from service in the Pacific theater during World War II.
Sally Weeks worked in various capacities as an RN in emergency rooms and operating rooms from Akron, Ohio to Lynwood, Calif. to Greenwich, Conn. She especially enjoyed working in Obstetrics at Greenwich Hospital. She was also a nurse in the Rye City School District, at Resurrection School, Sacred Heart Academy, Hommocks School in Mamaroneck, and at Playland Park and Playland Ice Rink.
While raising her four children and working nights at Greenwich Hospital and as a private duty nurse, she took on various roles in the Rye community. She was a Girl Scout leader and a member of the Rye High School Mother’s Guild. She was an active member of Rye Presbyterian Church, serving as a deacon, several times, and as a Sunday school teacher.
For over half a century she was a member of the Ruth Lyon Bush Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, where she served as a Regent, and was an honorary member of the Hudson River Patriots Chapter.
Among her many pastimes were reading, gardening, swimming in Long Island Sound, traveling, and doing research on America’s rich history. She especially enjoyed watching her grandchildren play sports and perform in music and dance recitals, and never missed a single game or performance.
She will be deeply missed by her children, Judith Weeks-Padgett of Greenwich, Susan Little (Jeffrey) of Port Chester, and William Weeks of Rye; her younger sister, Mary Olmsted Toohy of Manchester Center, Vt.; her six grandchildren; and her three great-grandchildren. Her son Steven predeceased her.
The family would like to thank Shanice Davis for her loving care of Sally the past four years, as well as Kelly Saulnier RN, who was a constant support, both emotionally and physically.
A graveside service was held at Greenwood Union Cemetery. To honor Sally Weeks’ devotion to nursing, memorial donations may be made to Calvary Hospital in the Bronx.