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Sally Anne Rockwell

November 9, 1960 — December 3, 2023


Sally Anne (Hill) Rockwell, 63, of Broomfield, Colorado passed away on December 3, 2023 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lafayette, Colorado.


She was born in Detroit, Michigan on November 9, 1960 to Jerome J. Hill and Patricia A. (McEvoy) Hill.


She married Ronald L. Rockwell on February 14, 1986 and they had one child, Katherine A. (Rockwell) Kelly. Ronald and Sally built a life full of love, laughter, and joy. Together, they turned houses into loving homes in Detroit, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois; and finally Denver, Colorado. Ronald and Sally spent almost 40 years together.


Sally attended University of Detroit Mercy and received her B.S. in Nursing. She chose to study nursing after an encounter with a nurse during a hospital stay when she was a child. The kindness of the nurse struck Sally, and being a person with a profoundly caring and giving nature, she wanted to emulate that. As a nurse, and in her life after her retirement, Sally went out of her way to help others and give back in the same way.


She was an excellent cook, avid sewist, knitter, and painter, but her absolute favorite hobby was spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren. Sally also loved to slow down and watch the sun set, whether that be over the Flat Irons outside their front porch in Broomfield, or off of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida.


Sally will be missed immensely by her family, whom she also dearly loved. Sally is survived by her mother Patricia of Traverse City, MI; husband of 37 years Ronald; daughter Katherine and son in law, Phillip M. Kelly of Thornton, CO; grandchildren Benjamin L. Kelly and Evelyn A. Kelly; sister, Susan Hill of Traverse City, MI; and brother, John Hill of Traverse City, MI. She was preceded in death by her father, Jerome J. Hill.


There will be a Memorial/Celebration of Life service and reception on Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 10am at Horan and McConaty in Arvada, Colorado. A second Memorial/Celebration of Life service will occur in 2024 in Traverse City, Michigan. Details about this later celebration to follow.


In lieu of flowers and gifts, please donate to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), a charity and cause very close to her heart, here on her behalf.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, December 16, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Horan & McConaty Funeral Service and Cremation - Northwest/Arvada

7577 W 80th Ave, Arvada, CO 80003

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