Born in Dodge City, Kansas on October 24th, 1944

Departed on November 21st, 2019 and resided in Denver, Colorado

    Sara Emrie, 1944-2019

    Sara Jane Brown Emrie was born Oct. 24, 1944 in Dodge City, Kan. She died Nov. 21 after a difficult bout with leukemia.

    The daughter of C. Rundell Brown and Ruth E. Brown, Sara grew up in tiny Ford, Kan., near the Arkansas River. She went through elementary and high school and attended Kansas State Teachers College for two years before moving to Los Angeles, Calif., “to seek fame and fortune as an actress.” She took her grandfather’s surname: Emrie.

    In LA, Sara was married to Max Palevsky, from 1969-1971. In 1975, she moved to New York City, where she continued to pursue her passion for the stage. Like most actors, she worked temporary jobs that gave her the flexibility to audition and act.

    She was a graduate of The New Seminary in New York, an interfaith school for women that supports academic pursuit consistent with their values and way of life. While living in New York, Sara was also involved in several faith traditions, including Religious Science and Unity churches.

    Her primary spiritual practice was through A Course In Miracles (ACIM), a self-study program designed to awaken the student to the truth of oneness with God and Love. Sara was ordained at St. John the Divine Church in New York City. The Rev. Sara loved to lead spiritual workshops and wedding ceremonies.

    In 1998 Sara adopted her son Manny, born in Guatemala. In 2002, they moved to Denver, where she was active in the Unity church and, later, First Universalist Church of Denver. Manny is a graduate of Cherry Creek High School and is currently a senior at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.

    Sara had a deep heart for social and political activism. Whether speaking out for women’s rights, gun violence prevention and race relations, or standing with Women in Black, Sara was a vocal advocate for a more peaceful world. And she used her beautiful soprano voice to sing at the bedsides of those getting ready to cross life’s threshold as a member of the Mile High Threshold Singers.

    In recent years, she gave out food samples at Costco, which she considered a ministry. Everywhere she went, Sara gathered a community of loving and supportive friends, whether at Costco, church or with her singing sisters.

    Sara is survived by her son, Manny Emrie, her brother, Rundell Brown and sister-in-law Barbara Snook of Denver, and mourned by many loving friends and relatives.

    Guestbook Entries

    Kristi Smith

    My deepest condolences for your family in the passing of Sara Emrie.  I worked with Sara for the past seven years at Costco.  We had had several conversations during our breaks, and I always loved talking with her.  One time when I had gotten sick, she took the time to call and text me to see how I was and if I would be okay.  Sara and I would also recycle what we could at Costco.  

    January 3rd, 2020 at 7:07pm
    Aj Costine Scott

    Sara- I remember you fondly from your work on the California Shirley Chisholm Presidential Campaign in 1972.  You were an early supporter of women’s and civil rights causes, and a dedicated contributor to our campaign for the first AfAm woman to run for President in a major party campaign. Thank you, Sara, for your presence and dedication and for your friendship.
     Lovingly remembered.  Arlie 

    July 25th, 2020 at 1:22pm

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