Sally Sue (Fenn) Ulrich

Sally Sue (Fenn) Ulrich

MADISON/Sally Ulrich, age 71, passed away on May 2, 2017 in Christus Spohn Hospital, Corpus Christi, Texas, while wintering in South Texas.

She was born in Madison on January 8, 1946 and was a lifelong resident of Madison’s south side. She attended Central High School, Class of 1964. On Valentine’s Day, 1964, Sally married her high school sweetheart, Tom Ulrich, also a lifelong Madison resident. She was a devoted wife and mother for 53 years.

Sally’s interests were many. She was an avid user of Madison’s beautiful lakes and was a past member of the Madison Power Squadron. She also loved to fish in both Madison and Canada. Sally was a lifelong dog lover and a past editor of Saintly Affairs, the newsletter of the Madison Area Saint Bernard Club. Sally grew beautiful roses and was a member of the Monona Bay Garden Club. Sally loved to watch NASCAR races and she and her husband both enjoyed motorcycle riding and racing.

She freely gave her time to the community, welcoming children from the neighborhood into her home and caring for and providing transportation to elderly neighbors.

Sally is survived by her husband, Tom Ulrich, the love of her life; their two children: Kim (Tom) Richards of Madison and Jeff (Mari Jo) Ulrich of Washburn, Wisconsin; a grandson Jake Richards of Madison; and her beloved Samoyed dog, Sally’s Miss Madison (Maddy). She will also be dearly missed by many other family members and friends from both Wisconsin and Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents: LeRoy and Mildred (Glaeser) Fenn; her father and mother- in-law: Walter and Lillian (Sorensen) Ulrich; and her brother in law: Jerry Ulrich.

A gathering will be held in Sally’s honor on Sunday June 4, 2017 from 1 pm to 4 pm at Alt’n Bach’s Town Tap, 2602 Whalen Lane in Madison, off the West Beltline at the Todd Drive exit.

Sally’s family wishes to express heartfelt thanks to the staff of the UW Hospitals and Clinics, including the staffs of the Transplant Clinic and Wisconsin Dialysis, Inc. for the wonderful and compassionate care they provided to Sally. Sally benefited from an organ transplant. Please consider becoming a donor.

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Cress Funeral & Cremation Service
3610 Speedway Road Madison
(608) 238-3434