Sarah Highley's heavenly father took her hand on June 3, 2019.
Her memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Boulger Funeral Home to honor her life. Boulger Funeral Home is located at 123 10th St. S., Fargo.
Sarah was born June 22, 1980, in Bismarck, to Cindy Ziemann and Keith Highley. She graduated from Bismarck High School in 1998, Bismarck State College in 2000, and her beloved NDSU in 2004 with a business degree. She was a huge, devoted Bison fan. She was a very active member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. She loved her sisters’ at the house and considered them her close family. She had various business jobs in Fargo and excelled as an insurance agent. At an early age, she accepted her Lord through salvation, led bible studies and was an intercessor with prayer. You needed prayer, Sarah had your back. Every Friday night, Sarah and her mother would pray a Jewish blessing together.
Fancy Cat was her loyal companion and angel cat. Sarah adopted Fancy from Cat’s Cradle in 2012 and she knew right away Fancy was meant for her and she was meant for Fancy. Fancy had a special ability to sense when Sarah needed her the most. Whether it was with kisses, touching her cheek with her paw or laying on her chest. Fancy always showed unconditional love.
Sarah enjoyed scrapbooking and crafting. She often made personalized gifts for friends and family. One of her favorite things to do was shop for unique antiques. She loved reading a good book and laughing or crying at the movies. Sarah was known for her bubbly laughter, contagious smile and she could light up a room. She loved getting together with people for social events. She never forgot to send a card for someone’s birthday, holidays or for encouragement. She loved to decorate for holidays and shopped for the perfect gift for friends.
She leaves behind her parents, Cindy and Keith; sister, Nicole (David) Hoekstra; their children, Taylor and Jason; Audra Highley; half-sisters, Suzanne Sweeny, Allison (Justin) Black and their children; special cousin, Jhelsi (Nick) Gulmon; uncle, Jerry (Marge) Ziemann; their children, Nathan (Kelly), Jona (StaceyAnn), Kristi (Kris), and their children; uncle, Wes Ziemann; aunt, Tiffany (Mikel) Schiermeister; their children, Lexi (James) Heston, and her beloved godson, Luke; uncle, Tom Highley; aunt, Kathy Sleeper; great-aunt, Janice (Highley) Thompson; godparents, Mert and Pattie Horne; her second mother, Beth McClean; and many Theta sisters and friends.
Sarah is preceded in death by grandparents, Erhart and Lucille (Reinhardt) Ziemann, Pete and Mildred (Glass) Highley; great-aunts, Frieda (Ziemann) Stiefel, Doris (Reinhardt) Willer, Louis (Glass) Obierdier; and special friends who have gone before her.
Cards be can sent to Cindy Highley in care of Boulger Funeral Home at 123 10th St. South, Fargo, ND 58103.
A Theta scholarship has been set up on GoFundMe in Sarah’s honor to support future sorority sisters.
She always said, “I love you, have a good day.”
Fly High Sarah!
Arrangements entrusted to Boulger Funeral Home.
To sign the online guest book, visit www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.