Sally Weinand (Hitchcock) Carson
July 10, 1934 ~ October 18, 2017
Sally Lynn Weinand was a third generation Californian born July 10, 1934, in San Francisco to Kent and Iris Weinand. She grew up on the San Francisco peninsula and in El Dorado County, with 18 months spent on the North Coast in Fort Bragg. She graduated from Sequoia High School in Redwood City and from San Jose State University with a degree in Interior Design.
She married Daniel Hitchcock in 1956 and they had four children, Erin, Greg, Mary, and Clark. She was a mechanical drafter for IBM and Lockheed when the children were young and later worked as a loan officer at Tahoe Savings & Loan and for the County of El Dorado in South Lake Tahoe. Her children spent most of their childhood at the Lake, and Sally had at least one student at South Tahoe High for 14 consecutive years.
She was a talented artist and her paintings are prized possessions of family and friends. She enjoyed joining her daughter Erin on painting vacations, including a memorable trip to Greece. She was also adept at building trades and many things mechanical, having helped her father build and remodel their homes, and later doing hands-on work remodeling her own homes.
She married Phillip ‘Tom’ Carson in 1986 and they enjoyed 27 years together, living both in South Lake Tahoe and Diamond Springs, California. They were active in the local Elks Club and American Legion, and enjoyed visits from their children and grandchildren.
Sally passed on October 18, 2017, and was preceded in death by her parents, her youngest son, Clark Hitchcock, in 1998, and her husband, Tom Carson, in 2013. She is survived by her children Erin Hitchcock Dertner (Tomas) , Greg Hitchcock (Jessica), and Mary Hitchcock Calvez (Maurice); grandchildren Abraham Dertner (Karla), Levi Dertner, Stephen Hitchcock , Charles Hitchcock (Olivia), Hana Calvez, Yannick Calvez (Sarah), and Stephanie Calvez; and stepchildren Phil Carson (Krista), Sandra Carson Candaso (Felix), and Scott Carson (Kimothy) .