Sarah Hoyt Wethington, an Amagansett native who went to school there and at East Hampton High School, died on April 12 in Morgan Hill, Calif. The cause was leukemia, her family said.
She was born in Amagansett to Edward Hoyt and the former Christine Pagac in 1936. Her first love was the ocean on Long Island, where she grew up, married, and later visited at every opportunity, her daughter, Carol Johnson of Morgan Hill, said.
She traveled and lived in many parts of the United States while married to her late husband, William Wethington, an Air Force staff sergeant from Kentucky. Through the years, they lived in Virginia, Michigan, Kentucky, North Carolina, Syracuse, and on Long Island.
When Mr. Wethington retired, the couple moved to Hodgenville, Ky., where they lived for over 30 years. They had married in East Hampton and celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary before his death in 2005.
Ms. Wethington was a member of the Hodgenville Women’s Club and worked for the LaRue County school system in Kentucky. She volunteered at the Elizabethtown, Ky., hospice, and was active in volunteerism for many causes during her lifetime. Her interests included politics, music, dancing, and movies, and she had a green thumb when it came to flowers and plants. She was accomplished at needlework, painted in watercolor, and was a fine seamstress.
She was a second mother to many and a stranger to few, her daughter said.
In addition to Ms. Johnson, she is survived by a grandson. She also leaves behind numerous relatives and friends across the country. Two siblings, Richard Hoyt and Joan Verhaegen, died before her.
Ms. Wethington was cremated and will be buried next to her husband at the Veterans Cemetery in Amelia, Va. A celebration of her life is to be held at her home in California. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for and supported her when she had cancer.
Donations have been suggested for any of the following: Centennial Recreation Senior Center, 171 West Edmundson Avenue, Morgan Hill, Calif. 95037, the American Breast Cancer Foundation, 1220 B East Joppa Road, Suite 332, Towson, Md. 21286, the Stanford Cancer Center at Stanford University, P.O. Box 20466, Stanford, Calif. 94309, the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Tex. 75231, or Hospice of the Valley, 4850 Union Avenue, San Jose, Calif. 95124.