Sara Aline "Sally" Busbee
September 5, 1937  -  January 13, 2019

Sara Aline "Sally" Busbee

Public Viewing
Emken-Linton Chapel
5100 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway
Texas City, TX  77591
Thursday, January 17, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
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Graveside Service
Galveston Memorial Park
Texas City, TX  77591
Friday, January 18, 2019
10:00 a.m.

TCISD Foundation for the Future
1700 9th Ave. Noth
Texas City, TX  77590
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Alzheimer’s Association
6055 South Loop East
Houston, TX  77087
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Sara Aline Slaughter Busbee, 81, of Texas City, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019.

Graveside services will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 18, 2019 at Galveston Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City, Texas.

Sally was born in Houston, Texas to Sarah Faye Johnson and Sol Robert Slaughter. The family moved to Texas City in 1943 when her father was employed by Union Carbide and where they remained. She attended Texas City Schools graduating from Texas City High School in 1955. She was active in the band and many social clubs at school.

After graduating from high school, Sally left for Texas Christian University (TCU) where she completed one year. When she came home that summer, she decided to be married to her life-long friend and sweetheart, Benjy Busbee. When her two children started school, she returned to college at the University of Houston Main Campus and graduated (Summa Cum Laude) in 1971 with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Following graduation, Sally began what was a 27-year career as a fifth-grade teacher for the Texas City ISD. Education was always important to Sally and she “loved” all of “her kids”.

Sally was preceded in death by her parents and infant sister, as well as her in-laws, Simpie and Benny Busbee.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Benny (Benjy) Crawford Busbee; daughters, Julie Carter (Jim) and Beverly Busbee; grandchildren, Sara Carter, Olivia Utley, Mason Utley, and James Carter.

In addition to raising a family and teaching, Sally was active in many professional and social organizations: DRT, DAR, Delta Kappa Gamma, Mainland Retired Teachers Assn., Zeta Tau Alpha, Mainland Scarlett O’Hatters, bridge and book clubs.

If you would like to remember Sally, in lieu of flowers please consider donating to the TCISD Foundation for the Future, 1700 9th Ave. N., Texas City, TX 77590; or The Alzheimer’s Assn., 6055 South Loop E, Houston, TX 77087.


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  1. Magdalena Cancino
    Haltom, TX

    Mrs Busbee was my teacher when I was young.she was an awesome prayers go out to her family. 💘

  2. Sharon Whiting Huffman
    Texas City and now Naperville, IL

    Sally was a treasured friend and I have cherished memories of our school days, scouts, worship, and our years of "growing up". Sally's family remain in my prayers.

  3. Jo Ann Hackbarth
    Texas City, TX

    We just heard that Sally has passed. We will miss her, and never forget her wonderful stories and enthusiasm for life. Please know we will keep you in our prayers.

  4. Jason Paul Kendall
    Dallas, TX

    Sally was a true Texas lady and I have fond memories of her hospitality and kindness. Sincere condolences to all.

  5. EleanoreCuir
    Houston,, TX

    My prayers and deepest sympathy are with each of you. Words of comfort at this difficult time are hard to share. Just know that your family and friends are there for you.

  6. Stacy Henkel Zoch
    La Grange, TX

    Mrs. Busbee was one of the best neighbors a littl girl could have. She was just like a mother to us. So sorry for your loss, praying for peace and strength for each one of you. Love you all 💕

  7. Suzanne Gravity Batista
    Hitchcock, TX

    Mrs.Busbee was my 5th grade teacher back in 1990 and she was amazing. I am so sorry for your loss.

  8. Cindy Sponaugle
    Phoenix, AZ

    Impressive that she was involved in so many activities and causes. That requires compassion and energy. She must have left an impressive imprint on the children she taught. You have every right to be very proud of the life she lead. I am sorry for your loss.

  9. Sandy Isenhour
    Brownsburg, IN

    Julie, so sorry to hear about your mom. I really treasure the time that I got to spend with you and your mom when you always came to Indiana for our Johnson Reunion. She will be deeply missed.

  10. Alvis R. Green
    Onaalaska, TX

    May God bless your family.

  11. Diana Coronado
    Madison, AL

    Though no words could lessen the grief of your and your family's loss, please accept my condolences on the passing of your Mom.

  12. Ginger Bond
    Texas City, TX

    I was lucky enough to be teamed with Sally Busbee when I moved to Texas in 1990. She took me under her wing and tried to make a Texan out of me. Thanks for years of friendship.

  13. Todd & Carmen Weaver
    Roanoke, TX

    Beverly, We are praying for you and your family during this difficult time. Sent with Love and Remembrance for your sweet Mom.

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